Learning Disabilities team

1. Learning disabilities

A learning or intellectual disability is:

  • a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, with a reduced intellectual ability
  • a reduced ability to cope independently or impaired social functioning. This includes difficulties with everyday activities, such as household tasks, socialising or managing money
  • present before before the age of 18

A learning disability is often confused with learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism without a learning disability or Dyspraxia. We do not provide a diagnostic service for learning disabilities.