Oak Foundation’s Learning Differences Programme focuses on addressing the challenges people with learning differences often face in public education settings. Individuals with learning differences—the one in five people who have dyslexia, attention deficits, executive functioning challenges and other neurological processing differences—often learn in ways not well aligned with teaching methodologies prevalent in mainstream school systems.
Oak supports programs, research and activities that contribute to knowledge about, and the strategies available to, kindergarten through college students who struggle in school as a result of their learning profiles. These profiles of learning strengths and weaknesses, when understood by the learner, parent and teacher, can be leveraged and addressed to promote success at school and in life.
The Learning Differences Programme seeks to identify partners, projects and leaders who promote success for students with learning differences.