Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)
A Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that may affect an individual’s ability to receive, process and recall information. It is a difference or difficulty with particular aspects of learning. The term SpLD is used to denote a range of learning difficulties (Helen Arkell).
The most common include:
- Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Having an SpLD does not mean an individual can’t achieve academically. However, it may be harder and may require far greater (usually unseen) effort and a distinct set of skills.
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