There are quite a number of Specific Learning Difficulties including Dyslexia, Development Coordination Disorder (DCD, Dyspraxia), Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Dyscalculia and ADHD /ADD ( Attention Deficit ( Hyperactivity ) Disorder.) It can be quite difficult for parents because they will see symptoms relating to all the above in there children in small quantities which mean they do not know what to do or where to go. Please do not despair, many parents have the same dilemma. To make things even more difficult depending on the Specific Learning Difficult you may need to talk to the doctor or the school or to a specialist in the area.
Many students will have co-ocurring difficulties, so many difficulties cross over each other. At Dyslexia Network we also support learners that have DCD/ ADHD and are on the Autistic spectrum. We look at the child or client as a whole and their learning needs.
It is still important to make sure the appropriate diagnosis is arranged, we can advise you where to go for this and we can help you with recommendation and access arrangements for school. Have a look at the pages on the other specific learning difficulties, then do not hesitate to ring us to chat about your concerns.
You can also look at the neurodiversity checklist for primary secondary or post compulsory education learners.
Guide for support of Specific Learning Difficulties.