Learning Difficulties


Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in learning to read, write and spell. It the difference between what children know and what they are expected to perform. Such children may also show a cluster or pattern of other difficulties.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Children with ADHD are unable to concentrate and focus for a long period of time whether during play or work.

  • These children tend to be disruptive during play or work sessions.
  • Ignores instructions.
  • Easily distracted.

Children with ADD show signs of distraction, forgetfulness, or disorganization.

  • Children are easily distracted by irrelevant sights and sounds.
  • They do excessive day dreaming.
  • Rarely following instructions carefully and completely.


Memory and learning are closely related. Learning is the gaining of knowledge and skills, while memory is the expression of what has been learnt. It is the ability to store and retrieve information. Children with poor memory are unable to retain information that is stored and this hinders learning.