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Learning and difficulties in learning are fundamental issues in relation to people with learning disabilities. Learning is a term that can be used in relation to formal education in schools and colleges but also in relation to lifelong learning in informal contexts in the home and the community. Both kinds of learning are difficult for people with learning disabilities. Even those with ‘mild’ disabilities are likely to have difficulties with basic educational skills. However, learning can occur anywhere and everywhere at any age and opportunities to learn throughout one's life are vital.

Key Points
  • Learning requires changes in behaviour and in understanding.
  • People with learning disabilities will have difficulties in learning.
  • They can learn effectively.
  • Formal education is available in schools and colleges.
  • Informal learning can and should be available throughout ...

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