Your study level

We've preselected "All levels" for you, but you can change your study level at any time by choosing one of the options on this menu. Changing your study level will return you to the beginning of the module.

Barriers to learning
A boy, covered in a blanket, being
                  wheeled along a school corridor

The disabilities of pupils will present barriers to their learning. These will have a strong influence on your planning whether you're a teacher working with pupils with LDD in a mainstream setting or in a special school.

Here you will begin to consider how you would need to address these barriers through your planning. You will be looking at:

  • Communication and Interaction Difficulties
  • Cognition and Learning Difficulties
  • Behaviour, Social and Emotional Difficulties
  • Physical and Sensory Difficulties
Four areas of disability

The table below delineates the four areas of disability from the SEN Code of Practice 2001.