In this section you will find comprehensive information: help, support and resources, on a wide range of specific learning difficulties (SpLD’s); Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia.
Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD's)
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.
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 maths or arithmetic.
Dysgraphia is the inability to write correctly, 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 or damage to the motor system.