What is your disability? Learning Difficulty
What school did you attend? I attended Thornleigh RC High School
What college did you go to and what did you study?
I went to Bolton College and studied Maths, English, Cookery and ICT Skills.
What are you doing at the moment?
I volunteer at Bolton Hospice in the Hospital Shop.
I attend Smart Enterprise and have achieved my Silver Level Arts Award.
How does you disability affect you everyday life?
I find it difficult dealing with money and I need help when paying for things.
What are you favourite hobbies and pastimes?
I enjoy Zumba, gym, swimming, making and designing cards. I also enjoy going to the cinema.
What are your aspirations for the future?
I would like to work in the Retail Industry.
A learning disability can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability can talk easily and look after themselves, but take a bit longer than usual to learn new skills. Others may not be able to communicate at all and have more than one disability
The unknown factor is the disorder that affects the brain’s ability to receive and process information. This disorder can make it problematic for a person to learn as quickly or in the same way as someone who is not affected by a learning disability.
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