Specific Learning Differences


What is a Specific Learning Difference (SpLD?)

Dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia commonly fall into the category of Specific Learning Differences. SpLD’S are conditions that vary the way the brain develops, they have an affect on the way the world is perceived and how information is processed. Some SpLD characteristics include lack of spatial awareness, problems with concentration, difficulty with numbers and numerical content.


How do The Learning Support Centre support SpLD’s?

Clients who are referred to the Learning Support Centre who have Specific Learning Differences will usually receive Study Skills support. The client will be matched to a tutor who will discuss the requirements and expectations of their support when they first meet. They will decide on areas to develop and implement strategies to support the learning difference, these include time management, to raise self esteem, memory techniques and increasing attention spans.