1:1 Literacy & Numeracy Specialist Support
Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak and listen. Numeracy is the skill to reason and apply simple numerical concepts such as adding and subtracting. Pupils need adequate literacy and numeracy aptitude in order to engage with learning, not just academically, but in everyday life.
At Slindon College, we can provide 1:1 learning support for pupils to improve these skills. Sessions are individualised and differentiated for each pupil, taking into account their needs, focusing on precision teaching and multisensory approaches. Lesson plans are comprehensive and structured based on collating information from each individual pupil’s EHCP/ Statements, Educational Psychologist reports, other outside agency reports and diagnostic assessments. A range of resources is deployed to engage and motivate the pupils.
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and the Impact on Literacy and Numeracy
For some pupils, acquiring literacy and numeracy skills can be challenging. Specific learning difficulties like dyslexia and dyscalculia can mean pupils struggle with reading or understanding numerical tasks. This can have a serious and negative impact on children at school, as they can feel inferior to their peers which can impact self-esteem.
The effects of such learning difficulties can largely be overcome by skilled specialist teaching and by the use of compensatory strategies. A person with dyslexia or dyscalculia has their own pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Many enjoy lateral thinking abilities and shine in such fields as the arts, creativity and computing. The educational environment at Slindon College enables pupils to regain their inner confidence and self-esteem in order to realise their talents and to achieve success.
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