Autism Autism, while not defined as a learning disability, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects how kids process information and ultimately, how they learn. School activities that involve social interaction, noisy/unorganized environments, or intense sensory stimulation can be particularly challenging for children diagnosed with autism.
For children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a typical classroom environment can be extremely challenging. Sitting still, listening quietly, and concentrating can make every school day a struggle. Perhaps even more frustrating is that most students with ADHD (sometimes referred to as ADD/ADHD) want to learn. Neurological deficits, not unwillingness, make it extremely difficult for these students to learn in traditional classroom environments.