What is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)?
Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) is the umbrella term that covers the range of frequently co-occurring difficulties, most commonly known as:
- Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or AD(H)D)
SpLDs can affect the learning and processing of information, and can therefore have a significant impact on education. As such, specialist support and reasonable adjustments may be required to ensure students with SpLDs are not disadvantaged in their studies.
As with any disability, no two individuals experience the same combination of difficulties. The Disability Service will consider your individual needs to ensure the most appropriate support is offered to you.
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) offers specialist information on the signs of dyslexia and neurodiversity more widely on the following pages: