The one thing all Learning Links children have in common is that they need support during their important years of discovery and learning so that they can reach their potential as children and eventually as adults.
The children Learning Links supports may have a range of disabilities.
Some children may have a developmental delay due to prematurity, birth trauma, hearing loss or other risk factors
School children with learning support needs find it hard to learn like other children and need help to do their best. Parents or teachers may pick up that they are underachieving. These children can exhibit learning difficulties through having issues with some daily tasks.
The terms 'learning disabilities', 'learning difficulties' and 'developmental difficulties' have also been applied to those who struggle to learn.
Specific types of learning difficulties include dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.