dyslexia a 2 z – list of specific learning difficulties (splds)


On this part of the site, you will find extensive information on: Dyslexia; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyspraxia; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD); Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD); Speech and Language Therapy; Giftedness and Left-Handers.
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Below there is an extensive list of learning difficulties found on this site.

Dyslexia affects approximately 10% of the population. Problems can show themselves in reading, writing, number work, short-term memory, hand control and visual processing. Timekeeping, sense of direction and interpersonal skills can also be affected.
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Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty in mathematics. Like dyslexia, dyscalculia can be caused by a visual perceptual deficit. Dyscalculia refers specifically to the inability to perform operations in mathematics or arithmetic.
It could be described as an extreme difficulty with numbers.Read More…

Dysgraphia is the inability to write properly, despite a student, being given adequate time and attention. The cause of this disorder is still unknown but is thought it could be due to a language disorder and/or damage to the motor system.Read More…

Dyspraxia is also called: Developmental Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). It is not certain what causes dyspraxia but it is thought to be due to an immaturity in neurone development in the brain.
Dyspraxia affects approximately 10% of the population, some severely. The overwhelming majority are male.Read More…

All children, particularly young children can be challenging at times, but Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), is where a child / student is persistently challenging, anyone in authority, screaming, shouting and just not wanting to do anything that you want them to do.See More…

If a child has speech problems it is essential that they are assessed as soon as possible.See More…

There are various degrees of gifted / Giftedness in the same way as there are varying degrees of learning difficulties.
Some children are gifted in a particular area i.e., mathematics, art or music, but I am discussing children who are gifted overall.See More…

Left-handers make up approximately 10% of the population and they are more likely to suffer from dyslexia.See More…