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SPELD's objective is to advance the education and general welfare of children and others who are handicapped by learning disabilities.
People with specific learning difficulties have strengths in some areas and unexpected weaknesses in others.
Children and adults with specific learning difficulties are often misunderstood and mistakenly seen as lazy, lacking in ability or poorly motivated.
Early recognition is important so that appropriate educational assistance may be provided. If the child's learning difficulty is undetected or ignored during the early years of schooling, the burden of failure and frustration may contribute to secondary problems such as low self esteem, and emotional and behavioural problems. these make the situation harder for the child, their parents and teachers.
People with SLDs do not all have the same type of problems. However, most will have a number of the characteristics listed below:
Estimates vary, but generally 3-10% of the population. Specific Learning Difficulties are also called Learning Disabilities. Some better known specific learning difficulties are;
SPELD SA would like to acknowledge the support of the Douglas Whiting Trust in the development of this website.
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