Date: Wednesday 11th December 2013
Theme: Some children process information differently than the majority, this is due to physical differences in various parts of the brain. Of those children who find classroom learning difficult, many have at least equal intellectual ability to the majority. Such children can reach their potential in an environment that effectively responds to their needs. However, schools face increasing numbers of children with dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, speech and language difficulties and A(D)HD.
Given the breadth of learning needs in any classroom, how can schools best develop policies and practice to respond to this diversity?
New technology has enabled researchers to explore the processes of cognition and map brain functioning and this has resulted in greater understanding about learning. This webinar will demonstrate how to apply these ideas to develop a whole school approach to SEN, from policy to practice.
About the speaker: David Crabtree is an agent for transformation currently involved with a range of national UK projects including inclusive learning training for teachers and managers and project management to improve access and inclusion. Tangible contributions and evidence of recent impact include:
Below is a short article on 'Models of disability', which David talked about during his webinar: