Specific Learning Disabilities


Often known as the “clumsy” disability. People with dyspraxia have problems with balance, co-ordination, and movement. They can also have problems writing, typing, pronunciation and may be over/under sensitive to noise, light and touch.

For more information, visit the dyspraxia foundation website www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/


Often know as the “dyslexia of numbers” disability. People with dyscalculia have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, reading and writing numbers, and learning mathematical facts and procedures. They can struggle with telling the time, calculating prices and handling change and estimating/measuring temperature and speed.

Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder

People with ADD or ADHD have short attention spans, high levels of distractibility, and weak listening skills. They may act impulsively and erratically, have difficulty foreseeing outcomes, fail to plan ahead and be noticeably restless and fidgety. Those without the hyperactive trait tend to daydream excessively, lose track of what they are doing and fail to engage in their studies unless they are highly motivated.

For more information, visit the ADHD foundation website: www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/