What is a learning disability?

The answer is that it's different for every person who has one. But there are some things that are true for everyone with a learning disability , and some common (and not so common) conditions that will mean you have a learning disability.

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What is a learning disability?

A learning disability can be a different experience for everyone that has one. Hear from Vijay, James, Leroy, Amy and Emily about what having a learning disability means to them.

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