Specific learning difficulties (SPLD)

A child or young person has SPLD when they struggle more than others their age with reading, writing or maths. If you want to make sure your child is getting the extra support they need with their education, you can ask their teacher or SENCO about the SPLD team, who can provide teaching resources or hands on support for more complex needs.

Learning disabilities

Learning disabilities can be mild, moderate or severe. They affect the way a person learns new things throughout their life. When a young person with LD turns 18, they can use the community learning disability service. They help adults with LD to look after their own health, and by helping them to communicate their needs with health professionals. Speak to your doctor about getting help and support.