Complex Learning Difficulties And Disabilities Research Project

CLDD briefing packs

These briefing packs provide initial information about conditions which often overlap with others to form the complex make up of children with complex learning difficulties and disabilities (CLDD). There are ten packs on different topics that can be downloaded below, each of which includes:

(a) Briefing sheet: This sheet provides initial information about these conditions for those who want a brief introduction (eg teachers and higher level teaching assistants). It provides references to some key texts about the condition.

(b) Classroom support sheet: This sheet provides ‘must have’ basic information about the condition for staff newly arrived in the classroom and needing to work immediately with a young person who has that condition.

(c) Information sheet: For those who would like to follow up the topic in greater depth, this sheet provides more information with further references.

There is also a glossary to explain any terms or concepts not explained in the sheets. More information about the packs, their function and tips for use can be found here.

The briefing pack topics are:

1. Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

Briefing sheetClassroom support sheet /  Information sheet

2. Attachment disorder

Briefing sheetClassroom support sheet /  Information sheet

3. Premature birth

Briefing sheetClassroom support sheet /  Information sheet

4. Rare chromosomal disorders

Briefing sheetClassroom support sheet /  Information sheet

5. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Briefing sheetClassroom support sheet /  Information sheet

6. Mental health

Briefing sheetClassroom support sheet /  Information sheet

7. Sensory impairment

Briefing sheetClassroom support sheet /  Information sheet

8. Fragile X syndrome

Briefing sheetClassroom support sheet /  Information sheet

9. Autism

Briefing sheetClassroom support sheet /  Information sheet

10. Effects of drug use and smoking during pregnancy

Briefing sheetClassroom support sheet

 

Glossary