Learning Difficulty

Description

A Learning Difficulty is a type of Special Education Needs, which affects areas of learning, such as reading, writing, spelling, mathematics etc.

There are several levels of Learning Difficulties, such as:

  • Specific Learning Difficulty  - a particular difficulty in learning to read, write, spell etc

  • Moderate Learning Difficulty  - achievements well below expected levels in all or most areas of the curriculum, despite appropriate interventions

  • Severe Learning Difficulty  - significant intellectual or cognitive impairments

  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty  - multiple Learning Difficulties have severe and complex learning needs, in addition they have other significant difficulties, such as physical disabilities or a sensory impairment.

For further information on Learning Difficulties, see the mentalhealth.org.uk website at: Learning difficulties.

Note: a  Learning Disability usually has a significant impact on a PERSON's life. A PERSON with a Learning Disability finds it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Learning Difficulties

Where Used

Type Link How used
NHS Business Definition Day Care Facility references in description Learning Difficulty
NHS Business Definition Learning Difficulty references in description Learning Difficulty
NHS Business Definition Learning Disability references in description Learning Difficulty
Attribute SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE references in description Learning Difficulty
Data Element SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE references in description Learning Difficulty
Supporting Information Special Education Needs references in description Learning Difficulty