Profound and multiple learning disability

A child is diagnosed with profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD) if they have more than one disability, with the most significant being a profound learning disability.

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 problems with understanding new or complex information, learning new skills and coping independently.

In our experience, children with a profound and multiple learning disability tend to have physical disabilities, complex health needs or mental health difficulties. Children with PMLD often require the support of carers to help with everyday needs such as eating and washing.

Children with PMLD have special educational needs (SEN) and typically require the additional support of an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).


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