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Learning disabilities

A learning disability is a term used to describe someone who has significant difficulties understanding new or complex information and learning new skills.


They also have a reduced ability to cope independently and/or an impairment that started before adulthood with a lasting effect on development. There are many different types of learning disability.

Autism and Dyslexia may be described as learning difficulties or disabilities depending on their severity, and these have their own sections on this site.

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