Njiro, Arusha, Tanzania. P.O Box 3031
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  About Special Needs Consult
The Centre

We do both Inclusive and Exclusive education. 'Inclusive Education' involves the child coming to the unit on a PART TIME basis whilst 'Exclusive' means the child's education is EXCLUSIVELY with us. We work with children with difficulties ranging from autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, microcephaly, hydrocephaly, Down syndrome, to dyslexia and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder).

A learning difficulty in its simplest term is a disruption in the ability to read, write and/or calculate.

The condition is often disguised and difficult to diagnose. Unlike a physical illness such as say measles or mumps it is not visible to the onlooker,making it difficult for family and friends to accept or understand it. Neither viruses nor bacteria cause learning difficulties and no quick fix is available through medication. It is a condition that the individual concerned must learn to deal with, hopefully with professional help - using tried and tested approaches together with patience, love and understanding. It involves a learning curve both for the individual and his or her family. A good comparison to a learning difficulty successfully managed is where an individual with poor eyesight deals with the condition by wearing the correctly identified glasses.

A learning difficulty affects the ability of the brain to process information. Children can have trouble in reading, writing, speaking, understanding and listening.

The condition called 'learning difficulty' can manifest in a number of ways. There is no definite structure or path that can be seen. That is why diagnosis is so difficult.

Sally wins the International Teacher of The Year Award - USA

Sally Mohamedali is a amazeball. Her knowledge of and enthusiasm for teaching children with learning difficulties is simply incredible, outmatched only by her stamina for getting things done in the tangled web of Tanzanian bureaucratic red tape. I have known Sally since 2009 and it is immensely gratifying to see her awarded International Teacher of the Year.  Read more