There are many different types of learning disabilities (LDs). They affect how a child takes in new information, understands it and responds to it. Common examples are Dyslexia (reading), Dysgraphia (handwriting and fine motor skills), and Dyscalculia (numbers and math). If a child has a learning disability, it does not mean they’re not smart: they can learn successfully with the right kind of teaching. It’s important to catch LDs early and get support. More about learning disabilities.