Special Educational Needs, Disability, Inclusion and Diversity 1 (X6614)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

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.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Group presentation, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 26 hours of contact time and 124 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.