In the US, we term those with Processing Deficits of any kind "Specific Learning Disabled". Those who used to be termed Mentally Handicapped are now "Intellectually Disabled". Our students with emotional issues are termed "Emotionally-Behaviorally Disordered". Could someone give me the comparative terms used in the UK? I teach all but the InD, my students are the lowest 25% in Reading and Maths, and do very poorly in the General Education classrooms. Understanding designations will greatly help me determining where to look for resources. I am in what we call Middle School, which is for 11-12 yr olds (grades 7 & 8 here), but many of my students are 14 and 15, the result of being held back a year or more and the No Child Left Behind policy. My students are reading anywhere from 2 years to 5 years below 'grade' level, I teach 2 levels in Science, English, and what we call Social Studies, currently US History to 1877 and Civics. It gives a lot of interest to the day!