What Are Learning Difficulties & Disabilities?: ‘Learning difficulties’ describes a category of conditions (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia) that make it difficult to process information. These are mostly diagnosed in childhood, but some people are diagnosed as adults, and many people are never diagnosed.
Generally, people with ‘learning disabilities’ experience a range of problems with recalling certain information and difficulty with forming a concept or idea of actions such as being able to understand or tell the time, maintaining self-care and other related activities that are needed to enable daily life skills.
Being disabled describes having a physical, emotional or neurological condition which impairs your ability to function in the world. It is now generally recognised that it is not the condition which impairs you, but a society that is not designed to allow disabled people to thrive. This is known as the social model of disability.
You may be facing issues with housing, medical care or benefits, or struggling at work or school if your physical needs or learning style is not accommodated.
Children can also learn a range of effective coping mechanisms to manage their learning difficulties and any resulting emotional issues and symptoms that they might experience because of them.