Question: What are the most common learning disabilities in the UK?

What is the most common type of learning disability?

“The most common learning disability is dyslexia, affecting approximately 80 to 90 percent of all learning disabilities,” said Jill Lauren, MA, a learning specialist and author of the book “Thats Like Me!”

What are the top 10 learning disabilities?

In particular, psychology professionals should study these seven learning disabilities:Dyslexia. Dysgraphia. Dyscalculia. Auditory processing disorder. Language processing disorder. Nonverbal learning disabilities. Visual perceptual/visual motor deficit.

What types of learning disabilities are there UK?

Examples of common learning difficulties include:Dyslexia. People with dyslexia can have trouble with reading and writing. Dyscalculia. Dyscalculia can cause people to struggle with maths. Dysgraphia. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Downs Syndrome. Williams Syndrome. Rett Syndrome. Prader-Willi Syndrome.More items •10 Nov 2020

How many children in UK have learning disabilities?

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. Its thought up to 350,000 people have a severe learning disability.

Which definition is for learning disability?

A learning disability is defined by the Department of Health as a “significant reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence), with a reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning), which started before adulthood”.

What causes slow learning disability?

Psychological trauma or abuse in early childhood may affect brain development and increase the risk of learning disorders. Physical trauma. Head injuries or nervous system infections might play a role in the development of learning disorders. Environmental exposure.

How do I know if my child is slow?

Slow processing speed in preschoolHas trouble following directions with multiple steps.Takes a long time to copy down their name.Struggles to answer questions, especially when asked something over the phone.Often stares off into space during circle time.More items

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