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Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS): Specific Learning Differences

Enhancing academic practice, writing development and study skills

Introduction to Specific Learning Differences

Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) cover a number of conditions that are socially identifiable, they include:


Despite much of the disability rhetoric surrounding SpLDs it is important and necessary to stress that in themselves they are not a disability but rather a difference, a difference in the way the brain takes in and processes information.  The disabling nature of difference comes about simply because of expectations and processes created through a perception of ‘normal’ or of catering for ‘the majority’.

Dyslexia and you

Dyslexia and you

Other information

What are the positives of having dyslexia?


Is everything on your libguide SpLD friendly?


Where can I go for more information?


Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges