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Supporting special learning needs


This module looks at a broad classification of learning disabilities and the forms of technology that are best suited to overcome the associated challenges to learning.


This module shows you the characteristics of learning disadvantage and technology that can lower barriers to learning.


After completing this module you will be able to:
- describe the characteristics of learning disadvantage
- identify generic forms of technology-based support that can lower barriers

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the DTPF component - F2 : Equality and diversity

  • Address the special needs of individual learners (e.g. dyslexia, ADHD, overachievers) using digital technologies
  • Allow for different learning pathways, levels and speeds when designing, selecting and implementing digital learning activities.
  • Devise individual learning plans and use digital technologies to support these.
  • Adapt communication strategies to the specific audience and be aware of cultural and generational diversity in digital environments
More about the Digital Teaching Professional Framework

Taking note of your feedback
We greatly appreciate the time taken to provide us with feedback on each module. We regularly review all the feedback provided and use it to inform the development of new modules. Subject to funds being available and other constraints, we will amend existing modules where feedback shows this is required.
5th December 2019
Ingrid Orea

4th December 2019
Louise Barron

Our Response: Thank you. We have noted your feedback.
25th November 2019
Sharon Yates

This is my area of need so lots here that I follow but good reminders.  Report this review

Our Response: Thank you for your helpful comments which will inform our ongoing development.
19th November 2019
tracy cranston

Our Response: Cool!
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