Learning Difficulties


learning difficulties.jpgSpecific learning difficulties or SpLDs are neurological and affect the way in which information is learned and particular aspects of learning on a scale of mild through to severe. The most common SpLDs are dyslexia (a difficulty with words), dyspraxia (motor difficulties), dysgraphia (a difficulty with writing), dyscalculia (a difficulty with numbers), attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD / ADHD) (concentration difficulties and heightened activity levels) and Asperger’s Syndrome and autism (emotional behaviour and social communication difficulties).


For those with an SpLD the path to academic achievement is usually a lot harder and may require far more effort and a distinct set of learned skills.


If you think that you or someone close to you has a specific learning difficulty and would like more information and practical help, then The Community Programme can put you in touch with those organisations and services that provide the advice, guidance, information and support to help you to address any one of the specific learning difficulties.


The Community Programme can also help you to locate support groups in your local area where you can meet others similarly affected.


If you need practical help and support or specialist advice with this issue, please act now and contact one of the organisations listed by The Community Programme.


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