Learning Needs

A learning disability is neither a disease nor an illness. It cannot be acquired in adulthood or the result of injury or disease.

What are they?

Learning Needs refers to a wide variety of disorders that weaken a child's ability to learn. It impairs an individual's capability to acquire, preserve, comprehend, organise or apply verbal and/or non-verbal information.

Learning needs affects the brain's ability to receive, process, analyze, or store information. As a result, those with learning disability will find the learning process more challenging than those who are not.

A learning needs is neither a disease nor an illness. It cannot be acquired in adulthood or the result of injury or disease. A learning disability is caused by the way the brain develops. It can be developed before a baby is born, during birth or because of a serious illness in early childhood. In many cases, the cause of the learning disability is not clearly defined, whereas in other cases, genetics, chromosomal abnormalities or environmental factors may be cited as the cause.

A learning needs is permanent and usually has a significant impact on an individual's life.