Not every brain works the same way; they’re not meant to.
As a species we have a natural variation in how we perceive, how we process and how we remember information. We call this neurodiversity, and naturally this affects learning.
Thinking about learning variations as 'differences' rather than 'difficulties' or 'impairments' is part of understanding neurodiversity. When we say a child has a learning difference, we open the door to a new dialogue on learning.
Children who learn differently need to be taught in a different way. Learning to teach in different ways - to differentiate - is at the heart of classroom practice. When we understand how a child's brain works, we understand how to adapt teaching and how to structure support.