SEN Students | The constant pressure to meet their needs

SEN Students | meeting their needs
Excel? or struggle?

Modern teaching methods are under constant pressure to meet the needs of Special Education Needs (SEN) students.

Both SEN and non-impaired students alike, may either excel or struggle at school.

What is important is that we have a ‘level playing field’!

Inaccessible!

Through no fault of their own, SEN students may struggle to keep up with the rest of the class.

Often this is caused by the lack of teaching resources. Or from the use of resources that are inaccessible to SEN students!

We are confident that our system is a huge step, in the right direction, to rectify this!

Inclusion!


inclusion[1] of a SEN student should mean that they have access to the same teaching resources.

They should be able to have similar experiences to other students.

... Or it’s simply not inclusion!


The world is without a doubt three dimensional. So why are we always inclined to teach by utilizing two-dimensional technology? 3D technology has the potential to make real, the fantasy of completely engaged students!


The right to an Education

Everyone has the right to an education, irrespective of impairment or disability.

Children of all abilities begin their road through life at school.

It’s at school they learn to become useful citizens. They form relationships, and acquire skills which give them good standing in society.

The modern world has embraced computer technology. It uses it to solve many pressing problems.

This is also true of education and childcare. School children today know how to wield a mouse almost before they can hold a pen.

Computers and educational software has the ability to transform education. It makes learning fun and cutting-edge.

Children are naturally curious about the world around them, they are excited by new discoveries. Our resources provide students (SEN and unimpaired alike) access to this new technology.

An indispensable learning aid

Nowhere are the educational benefits of interactive 3D more apparent than with SEN students.

Computers are a great leveller. A learning aid which helps erase the separation in abilities between students. Designed to be operated by anyone, computers offer a striking array of visual output in 3D.

Gone are the uninspiring, and often confusing, line diagrams in books. Replaced with life like, attention grabbing, 3D models in vivid color.

To make sense of 2D diagrams in books, the brain has to try and convert them into 3D. Our models remove this extra burden. They allow students to focus on what's important – their understanding of the topic!

Studies have shown[2] that 3D increased pupils attention from 50% to 94%. One of the major challenges facing SEN Teachers!

Improves Class

For SEN students to get the most out of their education, it’s important they feel included with their peers.

All students, whether SEN or not, have differing learning styles[4]. They have different intellectual abilities and progress at different rates.

SEN students respond better in an environment where they can interact with the rest of the class. They want to learn at broadly similar rates to their peers. No-one in class likes being left behind. They feel excluded, and soon lose interest.

The use of PCs and tablets, helps accommodate students with impairments. All PC's have accessibility settings, catering for the full range of impairments. Everyone in class can work together on the same project.

Learning and engaging as one focused unit!


Of course, being able to use the same platform is just a start.

Only by providing realistic, stimulating visual resources can this engagement be maintained.

Our Interactive 3D models and apps are well suited. They provide SEN students with an all consuming learning experience.

STEM Subjects

Interactive 3D modelling is a particularly relevant tool for teaching the STEM subjects. Molecules, planets, human organs, can all be displayed in stunning 3D. Further, students get to manipulate and interact with these 3D models.

They see for themselves how cells are made up, how organs form part of organ systems.

This Results in a far greater interest in the science-based subjects. A renewed curiosity of topics that encourages them to find out more.

SEN students at risk of losing interest in learning, gain an especial advantage.

Encourages Creativity and Imagination

Our innovative 3D models create a dazzling display of visual output. The models are so detailed and realistic they look good enough to touch.

Students who have trouble concentrating are more likely to have their curiosity awakened. This encourages them to flex their natural creative muscle. Inspiring them to explore their imagination to the full.

All of our 3D models can also be used in VR AR and zSpace, to provide multi-sensory experiences. Our VR system is designed to work with headsets and on 3D TV's. Now students, unable to use headsets, have access to this extraordinary new world!

Skills Powerful Tool To Build Skills

For students with impairments, interacting with 3D models is extremely therapeutic.

Such intense sensory interaction can improve communication skills.

Students are brought out of their shell, as they enter an exciting new 3D world. Being able to interact with previously inaccessible resources, boosts their confidence.

For those who are cognitively impaired, this 3D world can be of great benefit. It enhances their ability to process and store information. They learn problem-solving skills within a virtual world environment.

This arouses their natural curiosity, motivating them to explore more.

Teacher Training And Support

Special Educational Needs is now a requisite of core teacher training in the UK. A development to be welcomed! However, many teachers still feel ill equipped to teach inclusive classes.

Some feel they devote too much time to SEN students at the expense of unimpaired students. The latter may feel unchallenged and become bored as a consequence. Others feel they don’t spend enough time with their SEN students, who may fall further behind.

Teachers are trained to use the education method which best suits each student. Sometimes, given time restraints, this is impracticable. Annual school budgets which are consistently low don’t help matters!


3D models and apps, provide excellent value for classes that include SEN students.

As adaptive equipment to support SEN student learning, they are both effective and indispensable.

3D models are easy to incorporate into the classroom environment. Their use requires only minimal computer knowledge - and we are always here to help!


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