Living with a learning disability

Learning disabilities last a lifetime. It isn’t something that can be cured, nor can you grow out of one.

However, a learning disability can be successfully managed, by equipping the person with the right skills, and providing them with all the support they require. It begins, first and foremost, by recognising if someone has a learning disability.M

A learning disability affects a person’s capacity to be taught or to communicate in some way. It can manifest itself in the way a person listens, speaks, writes, reasons or performs mathematical calculations.

Just 1 in 3 people with a learning disability take part in some form of education or training.

People with a learning disability find it harder to communicate, but that doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. As a result children with a learning disability are often socially excluded and 8 out of 10 children with a learning disability are bullied.