You are here:HomeRathfarnham P - 6Individual Differences Individual Differences Our Individual Differences staff help to identify students’ needs, nurturing and encourage them through support or extension programs. The aim is to foster the unique gifts of both high achieving students, and those with learning challenges. Students with learning needs are taught by specialist teachers and undertake sessions devoted to improving English and Mathematics. In Rathfarnham the Individual Differences department aims to cater for students who are experiencing difficulties in literacy or numeracy, and those who require extension. The department assesses students, tailoring programs to support their specific needs. Teaching plans and strategies are regularly discussed with the relevant subject teachers. When necessary, individual, or small group programs are also implemented. Students may be withdrawn from class or taught within the classroom, depending on the program.