Continuing professional development

It is thought that 10 per cent of children in the classroom are dyslexic, 4 per cent of whom are severely affected. This means that in all likelihood there will be at least one dyslexic learner in every classroom, and every teacher will have experience of teaching a dyslexic child or adult.

The SEND Code of Practice states that teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of pupils in their class, including those with SEN. This means that all teachers should be trained in identifying learners with SEN and knowing what support to provide.

Training and professional development can take the form of either a professional qualification, or non-accredited training. Both routes will help you to gain the skills for teaching for neurodiversity in the classroom. Your ability to adapt teaching techniques for different learning styles can benefit all your students.