What is a learning disability?

Difference between learning disability and learning difficulty

A learning disability is different from a learning difficulty as a learning difficulty does not affect general intellect.

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life. This is explained in more detail on the Mencap website.

A learning difficulty is different from a learning disability as a learning difficulty does not affect general intellect. This is explained in more detail on the Mencap website.

Updated: 14 September 2020