Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
A Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) is a difference or difficulty with some particular aspects of learning. The most common SpLDs are:
- Dyspraxia or Development Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Our Specialist Dyslexia Tutors provide a range of support for students to develop learning strategies that will help them access and complete their A-levels. This in turn, increases confidence, independence and self-esteem.
The specialist support offered may include:
- One-to-one sessions to help develop learning strategies
- Small group workshops
- Level 3 Academic study skills sessions
- Liaison with personal tutors and teaching staff, to develop specific classroom strategies and targeted support so that curriculum, teaching and assessment methods are effectively differentiated
- Exam Access Arrangements
- A screening process for those who have not previously been diagnosed, and guidance in accessing a full diagnostic assessment, if appropriate
- Assistive technology support
- Supporting learners in accessing opportunities across college such as trips, enrichment activities and participation in PAWS week.
- Supporting students planning to progress to university with their Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) applications.