The 4 D’s of SPLD’s

The 4 D’s of SPLD’s

Dyslexia, what is it? The British Dyslexia Association gives the following definition, “Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.” Dyslexia has also been defined as a continuum of...
Neurodiversity and co-occurrence/co-morbidity

Neurodiversity and co-occurrence/co-morbidity

Neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other mental functions in a non-pathological sense. The term was created in 1998 by sociologist Judy Singer and journalist Harvey Blume. The term helps to...
Dyslexia: A timeline of a learning difficulty

Dyslexia: A timeline of a learning difficulty

In the late 1800’s, Dyslexia was known as “word blindness”. German neurologist, Adolf Kussmaul, was the first to recognise the condition and explained is as “complete text blindness, although intellect and the power of sight and speech are intact”. Kussmaul worked...
ADHD and ADD: What are they?

ADHD and ADD: What are they?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological/psychological disorder and is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children and adults; with an estimated 8.4% of children and 2.5% of adults having ADHD. It is more common in boys than...