Learning difficulties can have a broad range of implications for individuals, and are not solely confined to learning or educational settings. Learning difficulties often involve problems with an individual’s ability to process, understand, remember and express information. Therefore, learning difficulties can have a negative impact on an individual’s ability to work – and subsequently their confidence.
You may have been diagnosed with a learning disorder or received learning assistance at some point in your life, most likely while you were at school. Alternatively, you might not have ever been diagnosed, but feel as though you have always struggled with a particular area or with learning in general. Without adequate support, this can continue to affect your ability later in life and can often reappear as you face certain tasks at work.
Some indications that you may be experiencing learning difficulties include:
Although a learning difficulty could help to explain these difficulties, there are a number of other things that could be affecting your performance. It could be an excessive amount of stress, sadness, or worry which is preventing you from concentrating on the task. It may also be the use of a medication or substance which has slowed down your mental functioning, or your workplace may just not be supporting you with adequate training or assistance.
If you have not previously received an assessment for the difficulties you are experiencing, a VCPS practitioner could help by providing comprehensive assessments which will identify the cause of your concerns and identify the specific areas of learning that are affected. If you have already been diagnosed with a learning difficulty and are just wanting to be able to manage it so that it doesn’t affect you at work, the practitioners at VCPS can assist with this by: