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Cognition and Learning

Top Tips

  • It is important to encourage children to recognise and pursue the areas in which they excel (do more of what they enjoy) and support them with the areas they find difficult.
  • Allow children to use a Word Processor to complete some written tasks. This highlights spelling errors and offers alternatives. If they can’t type, encourage them to learn, so that they are able to use a Word Processer with more speed and fluency. There is a great website to practice touch typing skills on the BBC.
  • Play games to support memory and retention e.g. pairs, Go Fish etc. 
  • Enable children to access age related audio books to develop a love of reading. Encourage them to share what’s happening in the story and share their excitement, wondering aloud what will happen next. This will also develop their vocabulary and comprehension.
  • Don’t make reading a fight. Encourage children to read one page and you read the next page. Read some books to them for pleasure and invite them to read a section if they want to (don’t push if they don’t want to). By developing a love of books and stories children will naturally want to learn how to read, so make the experience as pleasurable as you can.


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