Moderate learning difficulties

Learning difficulties can either be mild, moderate or severe.

All learning difficulties affect the way a child learns new things in any area of life, not just at school. A learning difficulty can cause difficulties with understanding new or complex information, learning new skills and coping independently.

Children with moderate learning difficulties (MLD) will have noticeably more difficulty accessing education that their peers. It is likely that they will struggle to make progress in one, or many areas of the curriculum.

In our experience, children with moderate learning difficulties typically struggle with learning basic numeracy and literacy skills.

It is very likely that a child with a moderate learning difficulty would have special educational needs (SEN) and would require additional support. In our experience, SEN additional support may be adequate, however, typically an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be necessary.


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