I'm looking for an adjective to describe a person with a learning disability. I've thought of using "learning disabled", but I don't like the sound of it. I've also thought of using "learningly disabled", but that sounds even stranger and spellcheck seems to think that "learningly" is not a word. Example:
The notion that ________ persons simply need to try harder is despicable.
I could just use "disabled", but I'd rather specify what kind of disability (you wouldn't tell a double amputee to try harder, for example). I'd also rather not change the wording to "persons with learning disabilities"; it's too cumbersome. Any ideas? Alternatively, is there a word that can be used without an adjective to describe the learning disabled? I'm using first person plural, so "the learning disabled" won't work.
By "learning disability", I mean something like dysgraphia or dyscalcula. I'm not referring to serious developmental or physical disabilities. I also don't mean people just who learn "differently". Everyone learns a little bit differently; people with LDs often learn just fine, but we have trouble demonstrating that learning, at least in my experience (I have dysgraphia). Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. For a more detailed defenition, see this website.