Event Summary



Date and Time

Tuesday 30 November 2021 (10:30 - 12:30)


£20.00 (£35.00 non-members)

We are delighted to welcome back Lia Castiglione, Head of Training at Communicate-ed, to deliver this Zoom webinar. Lia has kindly offered to return to deliver further input on neurodiversity and the impact a range of learning difficulties can have on learning, particularly summative assessment and exams.

The term neurodiversity takes the view that differences in brain function and ways of thinking are quite normal, rather than representing deficits. This interesting online event will consider the most common conditions associated with neurodiversity.

The webinar is designed with subject teachers, teaching assistants and learning mentors/coaches in mind and will highlight the main difficulties associated with a number of conditions, including: dyslexia; DCD/dyspraxia; dyscalculia; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; and Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is an opportunity for attendees to improve their understanding of how each difficulty impacts learning, and gain practical solutions to support their neurodiverse learners.

In addition, the session will provide best practice on identifying suitable and appropriate access arrangements for further education students in line with current JCQ regulations, and provide information on a range of assistive technologies that are available to support learners in preparing for their assessments.

So, come and join us for this useful and informative webinar that is designed to support all those involved with educating neurodiverse learners across a range of FE settings. During the event, facilitated by Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development, Skills and Education Group), there will also be the opportunity to ask questions and debate current advice and guidance.

Key Speakers

Lia Castiglione

Head of Training, Communicate-ed

Lia has been teaching and supporting learners of all ages for over 25 years in a variety of educational settings.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.