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, profound and complex additional support needs.

On Site 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.

Online Training

Our online Professional Development Centre where you'll find learning modules and resources covering all aspects of using technology to teach children with severe and complex needs.


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

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.


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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