A child or young person with cognition and learning difficulties might learn at a slower pace than their peers, even when learning tasks are changed to support them.
Learning difficulties cover a wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), through to profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).
Children and young people with MLD or SLD are likely to need support in most if not all areas of the curriculum and may also have difficulties with mobility and communication.
Children and young people with PMLD are likely to have severe and complex learning difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment.
Specific learning difficulties (SpLD), affect one or more specific aspects of learning. This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.