Welcome to the SENict web site of Ian Bean, a consultant and trainer specialising in the use of ICT and assistive technology to support the learning and communication needs of people of all ages with severe and complex additional needs.

SEN ICT Training

Ian provides a comprehensive range of ICT and assistive technology training to schools and other organisations involved in the education of children and young adults with severe and complex needs.

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Ian provides consultancy services to schools, organisations and companies who work with or provide products to people with severe and complex additional needs.

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Conferences and Seminars

Ian has delivered invited keynote presentations and seminars at major special needs / ICT conferences around the world. His thought provoking presentations challenge and delight audiences.

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FREE SEN ICT Resources

Ian designs, writes and shares a huge range of free ICT resources and online teaching activities for young people who are learning to use assistive technology to interact with a computer or device.

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News and Updates from SENict

You can now use all of our accessible teaching activities without logging in to your membership. Logging in is only required should you wish to download activities to your computer.

'Beanie in a Box' - Training and support packages for schools and other organisations
Find out more about our exclusive 'Beanie in a Box' service level training and support packages we offer to schools and other organisations who are working with young people who experience severe and profound additional needs. Flexible and responsive support, training and consultancy tailored to meet your specific needs and goals for learning and communication with assistive technology.


Ian is a special needs teacher with over 20 years of experience working with children and young adults with severe and complex additional needs. Ian was the ICT teacher and curriculum coordinator at Priory Woods School in Middlesbrough before moving on to lead the Information and Training Team at Inclusive Technology where he trained thousands of education and therapy staff around the world.

Ian now works independently and with organisations such as UNESCO to raise awareness and deliver training on assistive technology and ICT to support the communication and learning needs of people with SEND.

Special Needs ICT Training and Consultancy
29. Queensgate

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