King's College School

Coeducational Independent Prep school in Cambridge

KCS

How the Centre can Help

The Centre's intervention and teaching programmes are directly related to the latest research into dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning difficulties. The Centre addresses literacy difficulties with a carefully structured, multi-sensory, teaching programme tailored to each pupil's needs. All of our teachers have specialist diplomas in teaching children with learning difficulties and there is ongoing professional development. In most cases, our teaching programmes are highly effective in improving reading, writing and spelling.

Careful attention is given to boosting children's self-esteem and empowering them to reach their academic potential. Study skills and learning strategies such as concept mapping are specifically taught which help to make the learning process more effective and contribute to achievement.

The Centre works closely with teaching staff, parents and outside specialists, such as educational psychologists and speech and language therapists to achieve the best possible outcome for the children.

ICT is incorporated into the teaching programmes. For example, software is used to enhance memory skills, planning and presentation of written work.