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Specific Learning Difficulties (including Dyslexia and Dyspraxia)

Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties

A specific learning difficulty (SpLD) is a difference or difficulty with some aspects of learning.

The most common SpLDs are:

The links above will take you to the Local Offer pages about these conditions.

Sometimes a young person is given a diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties, rather than Dyslexia or Dyspraxia because the young person experiences a combination of difficulties which cannot be readily categorised but may include features of one or more recognised SpLDs. 

Similarly, some people will have an assessment for more than one SpLD; it is very common for there to be an overlap as indicated below: 


Last updated: 28/09/2021

Useful links

British Dyslexia Association

British Dyslexia Association

mencap - Learning difficulties

Learning difficulties explained