Research and analysis

Specific Learning Difficulties: current understanding, support systems, and technology-led interventions

A series of rapid evidence reviews exploring current research and technology applicable to learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs).



In January 2019, the Government Office for Science commissioned a series of 4 rapid evidence reviews to explore how technology and research can help improve educational outcomes for learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs).

This review examined:

  • current understanding of the causes and identification of SpLDs
  • the support system for learners with SpLDs
  • technology-based interventions for SpLDs
  • a case study approach focusing on dyscalculia to explore all 3 themes
Published 12 October 2020