Supporting neurodiverse learners in the maths classroom (Code: C1576)

This session will focus on common barriers for learners with; autism (triad of impairments, psychological processes, barriers in Maths, inclusive classrooms), speech & language needs dyscalculia and dyspraxia (features of SPLD, for and against diagnosis, law Specific Learning Difficulties, strategies for the classroom) and behaviour (general behaviour and classroom management, strategies for improving engagement & expectations, ADHD main characteristics, how maths teachers can help).

NB this course was formally called 'Additional SEND Needs - Opening Up Your Maths Curriculum'.


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Who is this for?

Lecturers/teachers of maths, subject specialists in post 16 settings

Training aim

This webinar focuses on sharing good practice regarding how to provide appropriate maths support for learners with additional needs who are on mainstream vocational provisions. The session aims to support teachers and educators to recognise the range of neurodiversity needs that maybe present in both diagnosed and undiagnosed learners. The aim is to recognise the tapestry of our classrooms and uses the principle message that a better understanding of learners needs will result in more impactful teaching, learning and assessment. With between 30-40% of the population thought to be neurodiverse the evidence is clear that an increased understanding of these needs would result in a more inclusive classroom.


The outcomes of the course aims to:

  • Develop practitioners understanding of neurodiverse needs and how to improve the design of teaching and learning in maths to support these learners.
  • Share strategies which explore how educators might manage neurodiverse behaviours which will promote impactful learning.
  • Promote and share a body of valid and relevant evidence-based research to enable practitioners to plan for effective learning and delivery.


2 hours

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