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How can primary school teachers use technology to promote inclusive practice? With so many new technologies being developed and made available to schools, how do we ensure that we select resources that enhance inclusive teaching in the classroom? How do we make sure that new technologies are integrated into every day teaching?

Helen Caldwell

Technology has a powerful role to play in supporting the learning and social needs of children with a range of physical, sensory, communication or cognitive disabilities. For many such children technology means that they can be included in lessons and access a wider curriculum; for some, it is the only way for them to make their thoughts and needs known. According to the Department for Education (2015), 15.4 per cent of pupils in England have identified special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This equates to well over a million pupils (Department of Education, 2015). There are many different levels of SEND, and it has been estimated that as many as 1 in 5 children may need extra learning support ...

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