Specific learning difficulties


Inattentive ADHD

The hyperactive version of ADHD is well-known and often spotted, but students with inattentive ADHD frequently go undiagnosed, as Daniel Sobel knows from his own experience


Teaching pupils with sensory difficulties

Teaching children with autism sensory difficulties can provide specific challenges for classroom teachers. Kristina Symons breaks down some of the most common challenges for pupils with autism and offers her advice


SLCN: Spotting problems and supporting students

Speech, language and communication needs can often pass under the radar or be misdiagnosed and early recognition is key to supporting pupils effectively. Kristina Symons looks at how we can spot the signs in key stage 1 and what kind of in-school support and interventions we might offer



Autism: Supporting autistic girls in the primary school setting

There are many more autism diagnoses for primary school boys than there are for girls, but this does not mean that girls do not have autism. Emma Lee-Potter speaks to expert Sarah Wild about what more primaries can do to spot and support girls with autism


Autism: Introducing the AP Gang

The AP Gang is Riverside Primary’s simple but effective programme to involve older pupils in offering often crucial daily support to learners with autism. Headteacher Kay Robertson explains more about the innovative project



Autism and girls...

Gender bias in autism preconceptions and diagnoses are resulting in the needs of many girls who have the condition going unmet. Sophie Walker reports


The challenges of ADHD

Children who suffer with ADHD face daily challenges during their school life. Daniel Sobel discusses how teachers and teaching assistants can best support these pupils


Autism and the SEND Code

Autism is a common condition that many schools must work to support. Carol Povey outlines what some of the key changes within recent SEN reforms mean for young people with autism



Autism training

The first national autism training programme for schools is offering free CPD for a range of education professionals. Steve Huggett explains


Supporting autistic students

A recent survey from the National Autistic Society revealed some of the problems pupils with autism encounter in education. Here we look at the best ways of helping autistic pupils get the most from their school life

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