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Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia

Specific Learning Difficulties


Specific Learning Difficulties affect the way information is learned and processed. They are neurological (rather than psychological), usually run in families and occur independently of intelligence. They can have a significant impact on education and learning and on the acquisition of literacy skills.


SpLD is an umbrella term used to cover a range of frequently co-occurring difficulties, most commonly known as:



As with any disability, no two individuals experience the same combination of difficulties and some people may exhibit signs of more than one SpLD.