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learning disability

Any of various neurodevelopmental disorders that affect the ability to process information and may impede academic learning, especially in the areas of language, mathematics, and reasoning. Also called learning disorder.
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learn′ing disabil`ity

any of several conditions characterized in school-aged children by difficulty in accomplishing specific tasks, esp. reading and writing, and associated with impaired development of a part of the central nervous system.
learn′ing-dis•a`bled, adj.
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learn·ing disability

Any of various disorders of attention, memory, or reasoning that interfere with the ability to learn.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.learning disability - a disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
dyscalculia - impaired ability to learn grade-appropriate mathematics
dysgraphia - impaired ability to learn to write
dyslexia - impaired ability to learn to read
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Learning disability nurse education must retain the same status as all other undergraduate programmes for nursing.
Created by Mencap, a charity based in the UK that works with people with a learning disability, the awareness week aims to increase inclusion through sport.
Learning Disability Week is an annual event which aims to raise awareness of the 1.4 million people in the UK with a learning disability, and to help educate others to understand what a learning disability is and is not.
At the awards, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability chief executive Charlie McMillan said: "The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability is delighted to host the Scottish Learning Disability Awards.
"Today's data confirms that the programme has 'officially' not delivered the promises made to people with a learning disability and their families by NHS England and their partners in 2015," said Dan Scorer, head of policy at Mencap.
"We decided to use this craze to help us raise awareness of Learning Disability Nursing, which can often be a forgotten area of nursing."
The new data, published by NHS Digital, shows there were 329 female patients across Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group with a learning disability who were eligible for a smear test in the five years to 2017/18.
"Many people with a learning disability, for example, would benefit from small but important adjustments, such as receiving accessible invitation letters in Easy Read format; having procedures -- which can often feel highly personal - explained in simple language, with time to discuss questions or concerns; or having a safe and quiet space to wait to be seen.
People with a learning disability may have different needs.
Theresa Shearer, chief executive officer of Enable Scotland, said: "This year, to mark Learning Disability Week, we are getting out into the community and breaking down the barriers that our members and the people we support tell us still exist.
The university recently held a widening participation event that encouraged local health and social care businesses, student groups, learning disability user groups and staff to come together to raise awareness of the health, social and education issues for people with a learning disability.

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