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Specific Learning Difficulties (Spec/LD)

Specific Learning Difficulties (Spec/LD)

For some young people, specific difficulties, usually in literacy, have resulted in inability to access the curriculum in main stream school.  These young people benefit from the differentiated pace and delivery at Croft School. 


For others, specific learning difficulties are part of their global difficulties and it is often difficult for professionals to identify until sufficient progress has been made across the board – this means that specific learning difficulties may not become apparent until later in a young person’s school career.


We provide a focus on reading throughout the school which supports this continuing development.


We have recently extended this approach to include handwriting interventions. Where pupils have specific handwriting difficulties we can work with OT (Occupational therapy) service to support them, and also encourage them to use alternative means of recording.