Further Information and Useful Links

Further Information and Useful Links

Teaching for Neurodiversity  

Teaching for Neurodiversity was developed in 2016 as part of a Department for Education funded project by a consortium of leading charities comprising the British Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia Action, Dyspraxia Foundation, Helen Arkell and Patoss. Additional advice was provided by Steve Chinn, Fintan O’Regan, Ambitious about Autism, and I Can.

The training materials comprise: 

PPT slides with full delivery notes – slides are available for Primary, Secondary, and Post 16 / FE situations;  

a Combined SpLD / Neurodiversity Checklist;  

a short accompanying Guide to SpLD

The materials are set at core skills level and so are designed to be delivered to all teaching and support staff in schools and colleges. They aim to promote an awareness and understanding of neurodiversity, and, through this, the importance of developing a holistic view of our learners. They provide a range of easy to implement suggestions for teaching practice to make the classroom a more neurodiverse friendly and inclusive environment.

Although no prior knowledge of SpLD is assumed by the training materials, it would be helpful for staff to be able to access the Guide to SpLD either before or after the training, in order to increase their understanding of learning differences.

We are no longer gathering data on the impact of the cascaded training; nevertheless, evaluation plays a crucial part in the success of any CPD. Therefore, we would strongly encourage all staff who receive the Teaching for Neurodiversity training to complete the Training Impact Survey (Survey 3) developed by Manchester Metropolitan University.

This can be accessed at: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/pdei/working-together/projects/details/dfe-dyslexia-support-project-.php.

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