If your child has already been diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty and you are looking for support, we’re here to help. On the other hand, we are also able to diagnose learning difficulties using our programme of assessments and testing. In every case our approach is to help the child, and also to work with the child’s family and school as well.
Neither learning difficulties nor developmental disorders can be “cured” and they may lead to unique challenges throughout a person’s life. However, there are strategies that can be learned to help foster success. Some of these are quite simple, while others are intricate and complex.
A recent initiative is our Extended Learning Centre close to the Intercommunity School (ICS) in Zumikon, where children who are unable to follow all of the usual school curriculum can come for intensive learning support for periods of time during the school day, and yet stay part of the school community.
Learning difficulties include several disorders in which a person has trouble learning in the usual way, though their intelligence isn’t necessarily impaired. The cause is usually unknown, but the effect is that the brain’s ability to receive and process information is affected, leading to problems in certain types of skill or in completing tasks.
Learning difficulties are also associated with developmental disorders including attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder. Foundations for Learning offers a special Autism Consultancy Service.
Click here to see the list of examples of learning difficulties.