Cognition & Learning Difficulties

My child has cognition and learning difficulties.

What is it?

Students with learning difficulties have academic attainments which are significantly below those of their peers due to a slower rate of learning. They will have difficulty acquiring and applying basic literacy, numeracy and language skills.

What does it look like?

Children may have difficulties with:

    • Spelling and Reading
    • Writing and Number
    • Working memory
    • Learning and processing new information
    • They may also find it difficult to concentrate for longer periods of time
    • They may have ‘Specific Learning Difficulty’ such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia
    • Children may have diagnoses such as Down’s Syndrome or Global developmental delay.

What can Percy Shurmer offer?

In liaison with class teachers and parents, the SENCo will support staff to provide the most appropriate level of support.

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