1st Edition

Effective Differentiation A Training Guide to Empower Teachers and Enable Learners with SEND and Specific Learning Difficulties

By Abigail Gray Copyright 2018
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    Packed full of prompts, activities and practical ideas, this accessible and realistic guide provides teachers with a rich portfolio of strategies to ensure inclusion, and promote the learning of Special Educational Needs (SEN) pupils in the mainstream classroom.

    Unpacking SEN, demystifying jargon, and clarifying policy and good practice, Effective Differentiation encourages its reader to take a proactive approach to developing knowledge and skills in relation to Special Educational Needs Disability (SEND). Chapters address the challenges involved in successfully differentiating teaching to meet the diverse needs of individual children, and translate current research and policy into easy-to-understand concepts, integrating these into a framework for practical application. Taking self-evaluation as a starting point, the reader is invited to think, reflect, understand and finally – do!

    The perfect aid for the busy teacher, each chapter contains checklists and photocopiable tables which readers can use to record and track their own progress.


    Chapter One: What do I know about Special Educational Needs Disability and inclusive teaching?

    Chapter Two; What about a baseline?

    Chapter Three: How do I identify learners with SEND? The Needs Matrix 

    Chapter Four: What are 'core deficits'?

    Chapter Five: What is multi-sensory teaching?

    Chapter Six: Who are Dr Gopta and Mr Chuffi?

    Chapter Seven: How can I work most effectively with Teaching Assistants?

    Chapter Eight: How do I share good practice?

    Chapter Nine: How do I implement change?




    Abigail Gray has more than 20 years of experience in SEN, as a specialist teacher, SEN co-ordinator (SENCO) and school leader. She now works both as a private SEND consultant and trainer for her own company, Senworks Ltd, and as an Achievement Coach for the educational charity Achievement for All.