We all process and interpret information differently to varying degrees. In our classrooms, some children and young people can find elements of teaching and learning challenging. This can be for a wide variety of reasons and the learning needs children and young people present with can be broad ranging.
Terms such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and even learning disabilities may be used to explain the learning need of an individual. However, ultimately, to support a child or young person we must consider how they are presenting, and how we can support them to develop their skills and understanding.
It is important that the learning needs of a child or young person are considered in a wider context. There are many reasons that an individual may be finding learning difficult.