Cognition and Learning

This area focuses on how your child learns and thinks.

Some difficulties with learning may be obvious, whereas others aren’t. Children with cognition and learning difficulties usually learn at a slower pace than other children in their year group.

If your child has a cognition or learning need they may:

  • find reading, writing, literacy and maths more challenging than other children
  • have specific difficulties such as  literacy difficulties or may find it tricky to learn new skills
  • have strengths or difficulties with memory, organisation or planning
  • require learning delivered in smaller ‘bite-size’ chunks using a range of multi-sensory learning techniques

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Specific learning difficulties (SpLD), may affect one or more specific aspects of learning. It encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia and can impact on how well an individual is able to receive, process and recall information.  Having an SpLD does not mean that an individual can’t achieve academically.  However, it may require far greater (and unually unseen) effort to process and recall information.