Why limit LD to difficulties in listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, and mathematical abilities? Are there other academic skills that may be missed in this list, e.g., attention, planning, decision making, concept formation, Seems to over-emphasize language-based deficits.
Does it matter whether the deficit is intrinsic to the individual? Whether the disorder is intrinsic or extrinsic, the individual may still manifest disability in learning and one that needs to be addressed and remediated.
If learning disabilities can occur across the life-span, can adults develop learning disabilities during adulthood or does the disability have to manifest itself in some form during childhood?