Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs)
Specific Learning Difficulties refers to a difficulty in specific areas of learning. A Specific Learning Difficulty could include the following;
Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD/ADD
Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties
Specific Learning Difficulties are not related to intelligence but can occur in individuals with a range of different abilities.
Mrs Menagh is now a qualified AMBDA specialist Dyslexia teacher and is able to assess pupils with ongoing literacy difficulties, diagnose Dyslexia and to plan programmes of support. Staff at Whitefield Primary are very skilled at supporting pupils with a range of SpLDs and we run a range of intervention programmes to support learners such as multi-sensory handwriting interventions, the Reading Recovery programme, Better Reading Partnerships, Toe-By-Toe and Nessy (to name just a few!).