Learning disability or learning difficulty?
These terms are often confused. You might even have seen them used interchangeably.
While it’s not always helpful to label, the short answer is that when we talk about a learning difficulty, we’re often talking about a condition in an educational context. Learning difficulties can make processing information more difficult in certain circumstances.
It’s important to remember that every individual is affected differently by their condition, and will need different support.
In this section, we’ve provided overviews of some conditions commonly classed as learning difficulties.