Abbot’s Way supports students with Specific Learning Difficulties (we prefer differences) or SpLD.
Specific learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia are a strength when you are in the right environment. Life becomes about what your 'brilliance' is, rather than about the challenges which are holding you back.
1. The range of differences in individual brain function and behavioural traits, regarded as part of normal variation in the human population
Neurodiversity is the concept that neurological differences in the way a person’s brain is ‘wired’ are respected, recognised and celebrated for the strengths that they bring. The focus is positive and promotes self esteem and a feeling of pride
At Abbot’s Way, neurodiversity is what we do.
Inspirational learning, with a difference.
There is always a successful way to learn, no matter what your wiring!
We believe that every child begins life as a keen learner with an enquiring mind, who instinctively strives to achieve.
Students with specific learning differences are multi-sensory learners. They often go through experiences which impact on self belief and self esteem because the world does not differentiate and because ‘multi-sensory’ is not always how learning is approached.
We embrace the opportunity to work with young people who think in a range of ways, and therefore need to learn in a range of ways.
Abbot’s Way equips its exceptional students with skills crucial to support their greatest challenges. These challenges can include:
- comprehension, processing, concentration
- organisation, memory, communication
Alongside these, our students have a range of exceptional strengths which we focus on and encourage students to do so too. These areas of 'brilliance' can include:
- creativity, reasoning, pattern recognition
- spatial knowledge, thinking outside of the box
Student-led learning focuses on the gifts that neurodiversity brings for each child and enables them to explore, discover and thrive.