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Specific Learning Difficulties: What is in a concept - theoretical and research perspective


Presented by: Adri Vorster

1.           Specific Learning Disorder (SLD) is considered a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts a child’s scholastic functioning and progress. During this session we will focus on the DSM-5 definition and understanding of SLD, as well as what the latest research says about this disorder. We will also look at the potential implications it has for a child’s scholastic functioning. At the end of the session, you will know more about the DSM-5 criteria for SLD, as well as the implications this disorder holds for children. In addition, you will also better understand South African views on 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.