Event Summary



Date and Time

Thursday 1 July 2021 (10.00 - 12.00)


Free (£30.00 non-members)

Following Communicate-ed’s well-received input at our Additional Learning Support Network in January, we are delighted to welcome back Lia Castiglione to this online informative event. The term Neurodiversity takes the view that differences in brain function and ways of thinking are quite normal, rather than representing deficits; and this interesting and informative online event will consider the most common conditions associated with Neurodiversity.

The event 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.  Attendees will have an opportunity to understand how each difficulty may impact learning, offering participants some practical suggestions and solutions to support neurodiverse learners.

In addition, the session will provide a welcome input on best practice in identifying appropriate access arrangements for FE students in line with current JCQ regulations.  It will provide information on a range of assistive technologies that are available to support learners in preparing for their exams.

So, come and join us for this collaborative Zoom event facilitated by Karen Plowman, Head of Professional Development, which will offer those attending an opportunity to ask questions, debate current advice and guidance and share practice.



  • 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.