'Specific learning difficulties (SpLD) affect one or more specific aspects of learning. This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. ... Cognition and learning needs generally account for difficulties in curriculum-related areas such as: reading, writing and spelling.

At St.Anne's we have the opportunity to send children to a specialist opthalmic assessment where children's eyes can be assessed for tracking and they can see if an overlay is needed.  We invest in this service first, and upon professional guidance, we invest in providing overlays and coloured writing and maths books, if necessary, to make working practices more inclusive for our children.  

Fine and Gross motor interventions are carried out in school, if necessary, and then the evidence is sent to Occupational Therapist Service for next steps advice, they are the professionals who can diagnose conditions such as dyspraxia.

We also have reading interventions in school such as Beating Dyslexia and we run the IDL reading programme which has had some really good results when children access regularly. 

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St Anne's Catholic Primary School
Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens Merseyside WA9 3SP