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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.
22nd January 2020
dawn goodman

Vast area in trying to think of ways to engage and encourage SEN learners and their learning within a classroom environment.  Report this review

Our Response: A comment is always helpful, thanks.
16th January 2020
Christina Copperthwaite

Our Response: Thank you. We appreciate your feedback. It is important for us to understand how to improve our training modules and, subject to you having given consent, we will be in touch to discuss it further with you. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact our Helpdesk on 0330 22 333 63. Understanding your views is important to us.
14th January 2020
Anita Courtnage

Our Response: Thank you for the positive feedback!
10th January 2020
Patricia Odell

Our Response: Looks like we did not quite meet your expectations. Thanks for your feedback.
8th January 2020
Samantha Jellyman

A nice starter but more examples needed  Report this review

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7th January 2020
Julie Meredith

Our Response: Cool!
4th January 2020
Emma Foxley

A basic understanding given  Report this review

Our Response: Thanks for taking the time to review your experience, this will inform your peers and help us understand how to improve!
21st December 2019
Matthew Gordon

Gives an overview, but useful as a result.  Report this review

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19th December 2019
Lisa Folley

Matching task should indicate what answers may be wrong on the first attempt, it leads to confusion by taking everything is wrong. Not a helpful learning experience  Report this review

Our Response: Thank you we appreciate your comments and have noted them.
19th December 2019
Tracey Barton-McClean

Our Response: Cool!
5th December 2019
Ingrid Orea

Our Response: Cool!
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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