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Learning Difficulties

A Learning Difficulty occurs when a child develops very unevenly and has apparent unexplained difficulty with learning to read.
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Auditory Processing

Although Auditory Processing Disorder originates in the brain, neurological dysfunction is not observable. APD tends to manifest as poor listening skills or an inability to process auditory information and is often accompanied by motor problems.
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Visual Processing

Problems in visual perception include missing subtle differences in shapes, reversing letters or numbers, skipping words, skipping lines, misperceiving depth or distance, or having problems with eye-hand coordination.
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Welcome to KL3

Keys to Listening, Learning and Literacy

Our aim is to provide quality educational assistance to students in a rural situation in the South East of South Australia. To do this we have obtained quality programs that are normally only available in capital cities or larger centres. We feel as Christians that this is a justice issue for rural families and children especially. You will notice these programs listed on the left of this page. Specialised programs have been sourced to deal with learning difficulties such as Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, visual processing disorders and sensory and motor processing issues.

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The overall act of hearing and understanding what we hear includes the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear, auditory nerve, central auditory pathways, and the brain. A problem in any of these areas can affect the ability to hear or process sounds.

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Learning is the lifelong process of transforming information and experience into knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes. There are numerous ways to learn, to process or experience the gaining of knowledge and/or skills.

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Learning to read is not a natural thing like learning to speak. To learn to read, humans need to use parts of their brain designed for other activities. They must learn to transform text into a code that the brain understands.

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Learning Difficulties

Common clues to learning difficulties:

  • The people who best know the child in question are nearly always surprised that they are not learning better than they are.
  • The child/children is not learning like the others. A child may have difficulty getting information from using her eyes but she learned very quickly using her ears.
  • Check a child’s vision and hearing. If normal start looking for other clues from a child’s physical make-up, chemical/food intolerances, neurological and developmental issues.
  • Look for signs of behaviour that misses clues, indicates they are the “class clown” or results from built up frustration over trying to learn.
  • frustration over trying to learn.
  • Look to see if the child is covering up a problem by day dreaming, avoidance techniques eg left homework at school/ I did it all in class.