Sometimes when you have a person in your family with a learning difficulty, or if you think there is a barrier to their learning, it is hard to know where to go. We have put together some resources, and places to go, if you are looking for support. Click on the “Resources tab” or the links below, and find information and links to websites that may be of help.

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is an alternative way of thinking – a learning preference – that affects an estimated one in ten New Zealanders, including 70,000 schoolchildren.

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Irlen Syndrome

Individuals with Irlens Syndrome (‘Irlens’), perceive the world around them in a distorted way as a result of sensitivity to certain wavelengths of light.  Irlens is not a learning difficulty, and can be helped by using coloured lenses or filters.

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ADHD

A persistent pattern of inattention and hyperactivity– impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development.

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Autism & Asperger

This is a lifelong developmental disability affecting social and communication skills.

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