Other considerations for thinking and cognition

Safety drills

Some students may not know how to tell an adult if there is an emergency, or what to do in an emergency or emergency drill. Make time for supporting students with emergency and drill situations. For example, provide clear demonstrations of what to do in a drill and provide students time to practice this. 


A student with cognitive challenges may find understanding friendships and feeling different challenging. Access our school story - what is bullying and what can be done about it.


Work out what a student is able to do without help when assigning homework. Make adjustments to homework tasks where required. Alternatively, consider not giving homework to the class to give the student some time away from books.

Other co-occuring conditions

Students with cognitive challenges may also be on the autism spectrum or experience anxiety, intellectual disability, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Refer to understanding disability page to help support the student.