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Areas of need- Cognition and Learning


This sub-category of Cognition and Learning encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. Take a look at the videos and classroom support resources below.


This is incredibly common, with approximately 10% of the population affected by dyslexia to varying degrees. Many people think dyslexia is all about reading and writing, but there are multiple areas of learning that can be affected, as shown in the image below.

Dyslexia is rubbish and awesome video here

See dyslexia differently video here


This is thought to have a similar prevalence to dyslexia, but, in my experience, tends to be less recognised and understood in schools. The main aspect of the condition that people tend to remember is coordination, but look at the image below to see what other areas are affected. Also note the crossover aspects between dyslexia and dyspraxia.

See video here


This is another common yet under-diagnosed specific learning difficulty. Being 'bad at maths' is not the sole indicator of dyscalculia. Listen to this lady's experiences with the condition, then take a look at the mind-map below. Again, you will notice some crossover. It is not unusual for people to receive a diagnosis for more than one condition. For example, ASD and ADHD often have comorbidity.

See video here