Having a specific learning difficulty (SPLD) can impact the way someone learns specific skills such as reading, writing and coordinating. These difficulties affect around 15% of people (around 10 million people in the UK). It is important for people working in the health care, social care and education industries to have an understanding of different learning difficulties and how they affect others.
This course will help further your knowledge of a range of specific learning difficulties, which include ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
The course will cover essential information about the characteristics of each learning difficulty. This will help to support children to overcome the challenges and thrive in an educational setting. It will also allow adults to gain additional support with finding or continuing work.
Once you have studied this qualification, you should have a better understanding of the assessment methods that are used when diagnosing specific learning difficulties such as ADHD and Dyslexia.
How Does Specific Learning Difficulties Affect People?
The most common SpLDs are ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, and Dysgraphia.
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the way people pay attention, control their impulses, and manage their activity levels.
- Dyslexia is a difficulty with reading and writing. People with dyslexia may have difficulty decoding words, understanding what they read, or spelling words correctly.
- Dyscalculia is a difficulty with mathematics. People with dyscalculia may have difficulty understanding numbers, doing arithmetic, or solving math problems.
- Dyspraxia is a difficulty with coordination and movement. People with dyspraxia may have difficulty with activities such as writing, tying their shoes, or playing sports.
- Dysgraphia is a difficulty with handwriting. People with dysgraphia may have difficulty forming letters, writing in a straight line, or keeping their writing within the lines.
SpLDs can affect people in a variety of ways. Some people with SpLDs may have mild difficulties that are easily managed with support and accommodations. Others may have more severe difficulties that can significantly impact their academic and professional success.
Examples of how SpLDs can affect people include:
- A child with dyslexia may struggle to read in class, which can make it difficult to keep up with the other students.
- A student with dyscalculia may have difficulty understanding math problems and completing assignments.
- An adult with dyspraxia may have difficulty writing or typing, which can make it difficult to hold a job.
- A person with dysgraphia may have difficulty with handwriting, which can make it difficult to take notes in class or fill out forms at work.
It is important to note that people with SpLDs are just as intelligent as anyone else. They may simply need different ways of learning and processing information. With the right support, people with SpLDs can achieve their full potential.
This course will help you to understand the best way each SLD can be supported, taking into account each person's specific needs.
Unit 1 - The characteristics of ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and dyscalculia
Unit 2 - How specific learning difficulties can affect children and adults in different ways
Unit 3 - The importance of early diagnosis
Unit 4 - The various assessment methods available to diagnose specific learning difficulties
Unit 5 - How individuals can be supported to gain, start and continue with study and employment
This course is nationally accredited!
We are partnered with the nation's leading colleges and training providers across the United Kingdom. This means many of our qualifications, including this one, are nationally recognised.
This course is nationally accredited! It has been quality checked by an external awarding body to ensure you get the best possible results.
• Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
• Evidence your competency to employers
• Further your personal and professional development
• Gain an understanding of how Specific Learning Difficulties affect an individual’s life and those of others
• Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
Is this course for me?
This course is fully funded and is available to anyone who falls within the eligibility requirements below:
• Age 19+
• EU / UK Resident for 3+ years
• Must NOT be enrolled onto another government funded course