Cognition and Learning
Cognition and learning is an area of need that focuses on:
- Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
- Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)
- Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
- Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
Children and young people experiencing difficulties in these areas, may come to you requiring additional support around their ability to learn and do well at school. A wide range of needs are covered including moderate learning difficulties (MLD) to severe learning difficulties (SLD); and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), where children are likely to have severe and complex learning difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment.
Specific learning difficulties (SpLD), affect one or more specific aspects of learning and include dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.2
Moderate learning difficulty was the most common type of need 23.8% of pupils with a primary need recorded in January 2015 had his type of need.3
Looking at the whole pupil
From screening tools for dyslexia to assessments such as the Raven’s - Educational and WIAT-III UK for Teachers (WIAT-III UK -T) we can help you look at a number of aspects of a young person's learning, so that you can find the right tools to provide evidence of need for the EHCP and applications for access arrangements and the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).
Learn more about our Dyslexia Screening Tests >
2 Information adapted from, https://new.devon.gov.uk/send/send-information/what-is-sen/cognition-and-learning-learning-difficulties-2/Special educational needs in England: January 2015,