Two radio broadcasters with learning disabilities.

Learning disabilities: conditions

In the broadest sense, a learning disability is characterised by:

  • Significant difficulty processing and understanding new or complex information;
  • Significant difficulty learning new skills;
  • A reduced ability to cope independently; and
  • An impairment that began before adulthood, which has had a lasting effect. 

Information about the different types of learning disabilities can be found in the Types of Learning Disabilities section of the Learning Disabilities Association of America website

There are no learning disabilities specific to the Jewish community or more prevalent amongst Jewish people. To learn about health conditions that affect mainly Jewish people, please visit the Jnetics website or visit the Jewish health issues section of Jewish Care Interact.

Finally, if you need more assistance, contact Norwood, the UK's largest Jewish charity for people with learning disabilities.

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