Inclusion: Barriers to Learning for Teachers (Scotland) IN109B

This course will be invaluable to all teachers when addressing the needs of pupils with additional needs on a daily basis in their classrooms. The curriculum for excellence and its presentation in the mainstream classroom may present barriers to learning for some pupils – e.g. those with EAL – the course provides teachers with the opportunity to explore developmental disorders such as dyslexia and autism and reviews the impact of e.g. challenging behaviour and specific disabilities on learning. It finishes with a brief look at individualising the curriculum by using ICT

Section 1 Barriers to Learning

This course, in 10 short parts with a short introduction to barriers to learning, explores the impact on learning of:

  • dyslexia
  • ADHD
  • dyspraxia
  • dyscalculia
  • autistic spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • challenging behaviour
  • physical/sensory impairment
  • bilingualism (EAL)EndFragment
  • other barriers to learning
  • individualising the curriculum

Each part of the course provides text and video information, links to other appropriate websites and also considers some strategies to support each condition in the classroom. The final 2 parts provide a review of other barriers to learning and consideration of delivery of the curriculum for excellence in an inclusive way – including the use of ICT.