Learning disability or 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.
Learning difficulties in children
A learning difficulty usually presents in childhood and can cause a person to experience problems in a traditional classroom setting.
Similarly to learning disability, a person can often have more than one specific learning difficulty (dyspraxia and dyslexia are often found together for example).
Other conditions may also be experienced alongside each other.