By: Nicola Davis | Brain wiring could be behind learning difficulties, say experts | Neuroscience | The Guardian
Scientists say current system for labelling children with difficulties is ‘too simple’
Learning difficulties are not linked to differences in particular brain regions, but in how the brain is wired, research suggests.
According to figures from the Department for Education, 14.9% of all pupils in England – about 1.3 million children – had special educational needs in January 2019, with 271,200 having difficulties that required support beyond typical special needs provision. Dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and dyspraxia are among conditions linked to learning difficulties.