Learning Differences are often called by other names: Learning Disabilities or Dyslexia. Whatever name is used, children with LD have trouble learning with the traditional education methods.
The symptoms are often difficult to clearly diagnose until about 8 years of age, as many children ‘grow out of’ these during their first few years of school. Many of the LD symptoms are also symptoms of other conditions like AD(H)D or autism spectrum.
But if your child does not seem to be maturing at a similar rate to other children their age, please consider early intervention. The earlier these differences are recognized and appropriate therapy is started, the more likely there will be fewer long-lasting difficulties.
For a descriptive list of symptoms of LD see: Learning Differences: Signs and Symptoms
Preschool Signs of Learning Difficulties – an interview with Steven E. Curtis, author of Understanding Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior (Greenleaf, 2008)