Some students may find that their specific learning difference or mental health condition may mean that they are easily distracted by others or cannot cope in a shared space.
- A student with Attention Deficit Disorder may be easily distracted by noises such as a cough or a chair moving to the extent that they cannot effectively concentrate on their work. A sole venue avoids distractions and gives them the opportunity to work to their best ability.
- A student with severe anxiety may experience panic attacks. To avoid distracting others and give the student dignity a sole venue is recommended.
- A student with severe dyslexia needs to read out loud or requires a reader or scribe. To avoid disruption to others a sole venue is recommended.
- As a reasonable adjustment a student may need to use a piece of equipment, such as a stress ball, as a strategy for anxiety management. A separate room may be recommended in order to reduce the impact on others and maintain the student's dignity.