Now that the development phase is passing into review, first with an SEND tutor and then with SEND studens themselves I am learning:
Value of Video Demo: signing in to a the resource centre, logging in to a computer.
Importance of talking them through things we may take for granted.
Pick out key things, in this case opening and closing times.
Add a quiz to this to give it emphasis and to engage them.
Tell them often. They love repetition and will return regularly to something for a reminder
As Immersive Reader provides, best to have text on blue, yellow or green background and use Comic Sans as their favoured font as it is less ‘harsh’ than others.
Not all have Smartphones, say 5 out of 14 have no phone.
360 headsets would be fun to use if we had them, but proper ones!
85% are auditory, or visual/auditory learners
Though my learning from the OU is that these learning preference categories are a nonsence unfounded in any science. Rather in this instance it is a medical aid surely? Someone who cannot see, or cannot hear will have a preference away from seeing or hearing – naturally, with it having nothing to do with learning.
I am delighted to share this with the OU community and my followers. Thoughts and comments please!
I was delighted with the course tutor’s response, though I’m mostly awaiting for a response from a number of the SEND students themselves. It has to work for them, and be adjusted, even reinvented so as to appeal to and to work for them!