Specific Learning Disabilities

 
So what can people with learning disabilities do that I can do also? Well it would take pages and pages to name them all, so I’ll describe them in one short word: EVERY THING!

Holly Hanlon, Scoil Bhride Naofa, Kildare taken from I Can, You Can: Primary Schools Essay Competition, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (2005)

 

Photo of two pieces of chalk

The Report of the Special Education Review Committee (SERC) (1993, p. 86) defines specific learning disability as ‘impairments in specific aspects of reading, writing and arithmetical notation, the primary cause of which is not attributable to assessed ability being below the average range, to defective sight or hearing, emotional factors, a physical condition or to any extrinsic adverse circumstances’.