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Teaching for Neurodiversity

Specific learning difficulties, or differences (SpLD) is an overarching term for a number of associated learning differences. The term 'neurodiversity' is increasingly used as it focuses on the positive qualities of thinking and learning differently.

All classrooms are neurodiverse and will include learners who learn differently. All teachers will encounter pupils who are gifted as well as those who have particular learning challenges; some pupils have both gifts and challenges. It is essential that teaching meets the needs of all learners, using appropriate methods to support weaknesses while also recognising and developing strengths and abilities.

It's important to remember that 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 learners may have and we provide examples of teaching strategies and techniques that can be used to support all your learners.

You can also click here to view the Primary Neurodiversity Profiler.