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Being able to use spoken and written language effectively is a vital part of learning.

For children with dyslexia, dyscalculia and other language issues, accessing the curriculum is a real challenge and can have a huge impact on learning. All teachers need to be able to remove barriers to learning and provide support for these pupils in the classroom.

This unit aims to provide teachers with practical advice to help them support pupils and ensure that all pupils have access to quality learning opportunities.

Aims and outcomes

  • Understand how important the use of language is to all curriculum areas, and that to succeed pupils need to be able to master language.
  • Describe dyslexia and dyscalculia and recognise ways in which they can affect pupils’ achievement.
  • Be equipped to support all pupils (including those with SEND) to achieve the necessary level of written language.
  • Identify strategies for supporting pupils with dyslexia or dyscalculia and develop knowledge about how to support all pupils (including those with SEND) in achieving the necessary level of spoken and written language.

Unit content

Unit 10: Dyslexia, dyscalculia and accessing the curriculum
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