Teaching for neurodiversity

Specific learning difficulties or differences (SpLD) is an overarching term for a number of associated learning differences. To focus on the positive qualities of thinking and learning differently the term 'neurodiversity' is becoming more commonly used. 

It is likely that all teachers will have neurodiverse learners in their classroom, therefore all teachers are teachers of SEN (Special Educational Needs). It is essential that as soon as a difficulty is identified appropriate support is put in place that meets the needs of the learner's particular weakness and also develops their strengths and abilities.

A learner does not need to have an official 'diagnosis' in order to receive support in the classroom. 

We have produced and collated resources to enable teaching staff to identify the areas of need a learner may have and we provide examples of teaching strategies and techniques that can be used to support the learner.