Disabilities

The learners we support are often affected by disabilities and/or Specific Learning Differences.

Here are some brief descriptions of disabilities and explanations of how they may impact learning. Click on the links for more details.

Please remember, it helps to talk!  We don’t assume anything, so if the learner can tell us about their condition, how it affects them, any triggers or strategies used then the better able we are to tailor the support.

Visual impairments

Mears Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome This syndrome alters the way individuals see things, the problems are based on visual perception, i.e. the way in which the brain interprets the visual information that ...

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deaf/Deaf

Deafness is a condition wherein the ability to detect certain frequencies of sound is completely or partially impaired. When applied to humans, the term hearing impaired is rejected by the Deaf Culture movement, where the terms deaf and har...

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Physical impairment

A physical impairment is any disability which limits the physical function of limbs or fine or gross motor ability. Partial or total paralysis or traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, arthri...

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Chronic fatigue syndrome

ME/CFS Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). CFS is a tiredness that affects everyday life and does not improve with sleep or rest. ME is the commonly used term although as Myalgia refers to m...

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