Severe 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.

Because learning difficulties are a spectrum, children with severe learning difficulties will find it significantly more difficult to access education that their peers. A severe learning difficulty is a result of significant and profound cognitive difficulties. In our experience, children with severe learning difficulties are likely to have significant difficulties accessing all areas of the curriculum.

Children with severe learning difficulties will have special educational needs (SEN) and would require additional support. In our experience, SEN additional support is not adequate and typically an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be necessary.


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