LEARNING DISABILITIES

 


A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life, not just at school. Find out how a learning disability can affect someone, and where you can find support.

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. Around 1.5m people in the UK have one. This means they can have difficulty:  

  • understanding new or complex information
  • learning new skills 
  • coping independently

It is thought that up to 350,000 people have severe learning disabilities. This figure is increasing.