Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion and Diversity 1

Module code: X6614
Level 4
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module introduces the identification of learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND): their strengths and difficulties in Early Years and Primary settings. It develops an understanding of different types of SEND including: dyslexia; dyspraxia; sensory impairment; Downs Syndrome; autism and ADHD. It encourages identification of the range of SEND in schools and consideration of the benefits and drawbacks of labelling children. It further explores the statutory frameworks within which schools, early years settings, teachers and fellow professionals operate including the SEND code of practice and the Children and Families Act. Finally it considers the recent history of provision for learners with SEND and reflect critically on current provision.

Module learning outcomes

  • Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of the identification of types of SEND
  • Demonstrate understanding of types of special educational needs and disabilities in Primary and Early Years Education
  • Communicate effectively, clearly and fluently by written, oral and visual means, making effective use of new and established learning technologies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of key policies affecting SEND in the classroom