SENict Professional Development Centre
Welcome to our online Professional Development Centre where you'll find a huge range of self learning materials and resources to support those involved in the education of young people with severe and complex needs. SENict PD Centre is a subscription service for individuals and schools. Here's a short video with more information.
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Join exclusive Zoom training meetings and webinars.
Join exclusive Zoom training webinars covering a wide range of topics useful to those involved in the education of young people with severe and complex needs. Training webinars are held almost every week and are free to join for registered members of the PD Centre and SENict Software subscribers. If you are not a subscriber, you'll need to purchase a ticket. For details of how to join these and other training workshops and seminars please use the button below.
PD Centre subscribers can use the folders below to access all of our online courses, learning materials and over 60 hours of exclusive training videos.
Learning modules, level descriptors, training videos and other materials to support the development of switch skills from experiential through to two-switch step scanning.
Learning modules, level descriptors, training videos and other materials to support the development of touch skills including the use of iPads and other mobile devices.
Learning modules, level descriptors, training videos and other materials to support the development of pointing skills including mouse, rollerball, joystick and head pointing systems.
Eye Gaze Skills
Learning modules, level descriptors, training videos and other materials to support the development of eye gaze skills with a strong emphasis on the use of these devices with students experiencing severe and complex needs.
Learning modules, level descriptors, training videos and other materials to support communication in the classroom through low and high tech systems including simple AAC devices.
Cross Curricular Skills
Examples, resources and support for using assistive and communication technology as an integral part of every school day.
Discover our comprehensive online self-study courses tailored for educators, therapists, and all those dedicated to enhancing the education of young individuals with severe and complex needs. Our courses delve into the dynamic world of assistive technology in special education, providing you with the knowledge and skills to empower your students and promote inclusivity. With the flexibility to learn at your own pace, our engaging modules cover a spectrum of topics, from understanding diverse assistive technologies to practical strategies for seamless integration into the classroom. Elevate your expertise, transform your teaching, and make a lasting impact with these empowering courses. Self study courses are free for PD Centre Subscribers.
Assistive Technology: Progression and Practise
A 6 hour self-study course covering assistive technology and its application in the education of young people with severe and complex needs. This course covers AT awareness, switch, touch device and eye gaze progression plus practical ideas for embedding AT use in classroom teaching. Ticket holders please choose 'Tickets' and enter the password from your email.
Training Videos and Webinar Recordings
Here you'll find all of our training videos and recorded webinars. If you are not a subscriber, you can watch a trial webinar recording below.
New to assistive technology? This one hour recorded webinar explores topics useful to colleagues who are just starting out with switches or those who would like to extend their knowledge of teaching these important access skills.
Here you'll find our library of training videos which support learning across the range of topics covered in the professional development centre.
Recorded Zoom Webinars
Ian hosts training meetings and webinars on Zoom almost every week. Here you will find the recorded versions of these session to watch at any time.
Please note: This link is for colleagues who have purchased a ticket for a webinar who are NOT PD Centre subscribers. If you are a PD Centre subscriber, please use the Recorded Zoom Webinars folder above where you can watch and download the handouts from all of our recorded webinars.
Recorded webinars are only available to PD Centre subscribers and those who purchased a ticket.
New courses, videos and support materials are added almost every week. Please check back often.
Original works in our resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. You can use and adapt these resources for your personal use or for use in your organisation. You must not use or adapt these resources for commercial purposes.