Specific Learning Difficulties

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

Often these are due to neurodiversity. There is a great deal of variation among human brains and human minds, and this variation is called neurodiversity. Different people think differently – not just because of differences in culture or life experience, but because their brains are “wired” to work differently. This term highlights the different set of skills, abilities and ways of thinking rather than emphasises issues and problems.

Here are some common conditions and a focus on associated strengths. 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.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all p...

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Attention Disorders

ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder. A person with ADHD is six times more likely to have another psychiatric or learning disord...

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Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is an impairment of the organisation of movement and affects fine and gross motor skills. It is an immaturity in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly or fully transmitted. The ...

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is the most common learning difference. An estimated 10% of the UK population are affected by Dyslexia.  Individuals can be mildly, moderately or severely affected. A person's fluency or comprehension accuracy in being able to rea...

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