Specific Learning Difficulties
Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) include Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and/or Attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD)H)D).
SpLD is an umbrella term for a family of related conditions, which often occur together. SpLDs affect the way information is learned and processed. They are neurological (rather than psychological) by nature, usually run in the family and are not related to intelligence.
We understand that SpLD diagnostic reports are often complex. The following guides provide a summary of Specific Learning Difficulties in relation to your university experience:
- Dyslexia – download the Dyslexia guide (PDF)
- Dyspraxia or Developmental Co-ordination Disorder – download the Dyspraxia guide (PDF)
- Dyscalculia – download the Dyscalculia guide (PDF)
- Visual stress (also known as Meares-irlen syndrome), which very often occurs with SpLDs – download the Visual stress guide (PDF)
- Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which are neurological conditions that might also occur with SpLDs – download the Attention deficit disorder and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder guide (PDF)