Thornhill Primary School

Cognition and learning

Cognition and learning needs can affect most of the curriculum, such as for pupils with MLD or SLD.  However, cognition and learning needs may only affect specific areas such as reading, writing, spelling and mental calculations. Cognition and learning needs generally account for difficulties in areas such as:

  • reading, writing and spelling
  • numerosity 
  • comprehension
  • processing difficulties such as sequencing, inference, coherence and elaboration
  • working memory
  • short term verbal memory 
  • other types of executive function difficulties