Some experience difficulties learning mathematics or have nonverbal learning disabilities.
A psychometric assessment and assessments undertaken by audiologists, speech/language therapists and occupational therapists identify deficits in central auditory processing, visual perception, gross and fine motor skills, receptive and expressive language
These intrinsic barriers to learning require explicit and intensive therapy and remedial teaching in the classroom & the use of particular remedial programmes & strategies. Instruction requires repetition and practice before skills are internalised and generalized.
The National Curriculum and Assessment Policy (CAPS) is followed as closely as possible within time constraints, but adaptations and differentiation are possible for these learners with special educational needs. The aim is to return learners to mainstream.