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Almost one in five people in the UK have a disability, accounting for up to one in 20 children in our schools. These pupils will often have difficulty accessing learning in the classroom, so it is vital that appropriate adjustments and support are provided to ensure that they don’t miss out.
This unit offers practical advice to help classroom staff support the learning of these pupils and the achievement of positive outcomes in school.
Aims and outcomes
- Develop a greater understanding of visual, hearing and multi-sensory impairments.
- Identify ways in which sensory impairments can affect pupils’ learning.
- Know how to support pupils with disabilities and sensory needs.
- Consider the use of technology in supporting pupils to achieve expected levels of progress.
Unit 6: Supporting sensory and physical impairments
Step 1: The complexity of disability
Step 2: Defining and understanding sensory impairments
Step 3: Supporting pupils with HI
Step 4: Supporting pupils with VI
Step 5: Supporting pupils with MSI
Step 6: Supporting pupils with physical impairment
Step 7: Reasonable adjustment and other resources
End of Unit 6 quiz