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Specific Learning Difficulties - Individual Programmes

Despite receiving support in the classroom and as part of a small group, some children with additional literacy needs/dyslexia will continue to find it hard to learn to read and write.  These children may need an individualised programme of support to accelerate their progress. Many…

Specific Learning Difficulties - Information for Children and Young People

Children learn to read and write at different speeds: some children need more time and more help than others to learn these skills.  Dyslexia is a word that some people use to explain why children and adults find it harder than other people to learn…

Specific Learning Difficulties - Parents

Some families may want to talk with their child about their literacy difficulties/dyslexia. If you do decide to talk with your child the following might be helpful: Children learn to read and write at different speeds: some children need more time and more help than…

Specific Learning Difficulties - Training

Many providers and universities offer training in working with children with additional literacy needs and dyslexia.  Professionals wanting a general update on research in this field may find the following link to a lecture by Professor Margaret Snowling helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRNLonXAhdk Courses that are run locally…

Specific Learning Difficulties - Whole School Approaches

Many children with additional literacy needs/dyslexia will have their needs met through appropriate classroom based support and differentiation.  The Inclusion Development Plan materials for dyslexia contain a wealth of information on classroom and whole school strategies which aim to: Improve outcomes for all children by…

Speech and Language Difficulties - Resources for Professionals

Please take a look at the Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT)  Tool for Schools which helps staff identify children with speech and language needs. Letter to All Schools - Speech and Language Video Access [PDF 99KB] Case Studies The Communication Trust -  Working together the…

Support for Families in Need

With the cost of living on the rise, there will be people in Cumbria who are struggling, whether that's emotionally, financially or just because they need practical help to get in touch and seek support. It can be daunting to search through what is on…

Supporting Children from Birth to Reception

Some children can be identified as having additional needs when they are very young.  Staff will be required to make reasonable adjustments in order to meet their learning needs. If there are concerns about a child's development then the Early Help Process should be started.  This can…

Supporting your Child's Education

You must make sure your child gets a full-time education that meets their needs.  Click on the tiles below: Other websites useful for parents supporting their child's education: Family Lives - supporting your child at school
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