Many neurodevelopmental conditions can often exist together, but each can be treated in different ways. The picture below illustrates how the conditions overlap. Please use the drop down menu to view other conditions.
What Are Specific Learning Difficulties ?
- Dyslexia – difficulty with words
- Dysgraphia – writing difficulties
- Dyspraxia – motor difficulties
- Dyscalculia – difficulty with mathematical calculations
Learning difficulties typically affect an individual’s motor skills, information processing and memory.
What Is Dyslexia ?
What Is Dysgraphia ?
How Common Are Specific Learning Difficulties ?
What Causes Specific Learning Difficulties ?
- Mother becoming ill during pregnancy
- A lack of oxygen to the brain during birth
- Illness, such as meningitis
- Injury during early childhood.
There are some conditions that are associated with having a learning difficulty, including cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, autism and epilepsy.