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I don’t know what type of learning difficulties and disabilities there are

Why don’t you try? : Find out about learning difficulties and disabilities

Learning disability or learning difficulty?

A learning disability is different from a learning difficulty as a learning difficulty does not affect general intellect.

Learning disabilities: Mencap’s definition

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities & for example household tasks, socialising or managing money & which affects someone for their whole life.
People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people.

Learning difficulties

Learning disability is often confused with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, ADHD or Dyspraxia.
Mencap describes dyslexia as a “learning difficulty” because, unlike learning disability, it does not affect intellect.

Types of learning difficulty

There are many different types of learning difficulty, some of the more well known are dyslexia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyspraxia and dyscalculia. A person can have one, or a combination.
As with learning disability, learning difficulties can also exist on a scale. A person might have a mild learning difficulty or a severe learning difficulty. The same is true of learning disabilities.


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It is possible for a person to have both a learning disability and a learning difficulty.


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Here’s a tip for you to try this week :

Research and look into the different types of learning disability/difficulties there are and how they can be supported. www.mencap.org.uk has a some useful information ,

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