Glossary Term

Learning difficulty

Around the world, learning difficulty is interpreted to mean anything from an intellectual impairment (such as Down Syndrome) to a short-term problem with learning during a specific lesson. Often, the term covers conditions such as dyslexia or autism. However, not everyone who experiences learning difficulties has an intellectual, sensory, or physical impairment, or a recognized condition such as dyslexia. Anyone can, at some point in their life, experience a long-term or short-term difficulty with learning.