What is a learning disability?
A learner with normal mental abilities, experiencing problems at school with reading, spelling and mathematics, has a learning disability. These learners often experience problems with attention and concentration and can be hyperactive and sometimes experience problems socialising with peers.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain. This may occur during birth or in early childhood. The effect is that the control of the brain over the functioning of the muscles and co-ordination of the body is disturbed. There is no direct injury to the limbs as such.
If the damage involves certain parts of the brain, it may cause hearing loss, poor vision, disturbances in touch sensation and difficulties with visual- and auditory perception.
We also cater for learners who suffer from closed head injuries, sustained in accidents, causing damage to the brain at a later stage of the learner’s life.
Furthermore, we have learners with other physical disabilities for example spina bifida, muscle dystrophy, osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone), amputations, spinal tumours, heart conditions, congenital dislocation of the hips, syndromes and hearing disabilities.