Is there a difference between a learning disorder and a learning disorder? If you’re not sure check out Special Ed Post. Kimberly Allen talks about what a learning disorder is and what a learning disability is. I always thought they were basically the same things. According to Special Ed Post a disorder is a “clinical diagnosis”, which means a doctor or a therapist has to diagnose. A disability is having problems learning in an academic area like a history class or math. This article is going to help me write my paper being I’m writing about what the difference between a learning disorder and a learning disability. It will help me understand both of them more so I can help others understand that they are actually different. Also, the amount of kids that have these problems and how they get help for them.