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Specific Learning Difficulties: Building blocks from a CHC Perspective


Presented by: Adri Vorster

       In this workshop we will further unpack our understanding of SLD by looking at it through the lens of the Cattell-Horn-Carroll Theory of Cognitive Abilities, otherwise known as CHC Theory. CHC is a theory that assists us in understanding a child’s cognitive abilities according to three strata/levels. Through the lens of this theory, we will explore SLD in terms of a child’s general underlying cognitive functioning (Stratum III), 16 Broad Abilities (Stratum II) and several Narrow Cognitive Abilities (Stratum I). At the end of the session, you will better understand CHC Theory and its application to our understanding of SLD.

Who should attend?

Professionals working in learner support contexts

DISCLAIMER: Presenters and attendees of all CPD activities must please note that the attainment of continuing education units (CEUs) does not licence any professional to practice outside their official scope of practice. CEUs are intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals but do not constitute professional training. Professionals should be registered with the HPCSA to perform any psychological act.