This section outlines how differing categories of special educational need (from menu on left) impact on teaching and learning. It also offers tips for teaching, along with additional resources and references.
Categorising the complex and diverse nature of disability in this form is not intended to equate individuals with disability labels. Rather, these categories act as signposts that enable teachers to negotiate the social, psychological and biological factors that affect each individual pupil’s learning and unique needs.
The strategies outlined are not exclusive to any category, or indeed to special educational needs, and should be used in conjunction with a number of key publications: