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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. People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people.

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Learning disability, learning disorder, or learning difficulty (British English) is a condition in the brain that causes difficulties comprehending or processing information and can be caused by several different factors. Given the “difficulty learning in a typical manner”, this does not exclude the ability to learn in a different manner. Therefore, some people can be more accurately described as having a “learning difference”, thus avoiding any misconception of being disabled with a lack of ability to learn and possible negative stereotyping. In the United Kingdom, the term “learning disability” generally refers to an intellectual disability, while difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia are usually referred to as “learning difficulties”.


Understanding Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.

This course is nationally accredited.

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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) affect how someone learns. Those with SpLDs may struggle with things such as reading, writing and speaking. Understanding these issues helps to create a fairer learning environment.

Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. As this affects around 15% of people, it is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different learning difficulties. The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with knowledge of a range of specific learning difficulties, such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. The course is aimed at learners looking to improve their understanding and awareness of the below key topics, especially those working in healthcare, social care and education.

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Behaviour That Challenges

Many people who are struggling with challenging behaviour need guidance to support them towards recovery.

Behaviour that challenges is one of our most popular courses, simply because of the vast array of topics it covers. Behaviours can stem from a variety of causes including feelings of anxiety and stress, external factors like neglect and abuse or physical conditions like dementia and learning difficulties. Whether you’re a concerned parent, caregiver, teacher or just generally wanting support an individual with challenging behaviour, this course can enable you to understand the causes of challenging behaviour and teach you practices helping individuals manage their behaviour.

This course is nationally accredited.

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