A child who clearly hears instructions but is inefficient in processing the information into short term memory. He/she then "forgets," and gets in trouble. In reality, this is the result of an auditory processing problem;A child who is not as efficient as other children in retrieving information from his/her cognitive storage, and takes more time to find the answer to a question. Unaware that the teacher has gotten a correct answer from the other children and has asked a new question because he/she had been concentrating on finding the answer, the LD child gives out that answer for the previous question. His/her correct answer (to the previous question) but incorrect answer (to the current question!) is seen as him/her being funny by his/her classmates, but as being disruptive by the teacher.A child is attentive and understands the materials presented, and participates appropriately verbally in class, then turns in an unclear jumbled written assignment with disconnected thoughts. Criticized for poor effort, the child actually has an LD processing problem that makes it difficult and confusing as he/she tries to put ideas and opinions in written form.A child is a very slow reader and is making very minimal progress becoming a better reader. He/she is thought to not care and/or mentally deficient. The child may have an undiagnosed visual perception learning disability creating difficulty in distinguishing the differences in letters that are "mirrors" of each other: "b" & "d", "p" & "q", "M" & "W", "Z" & "N".