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Understanding Children with Diverse Needs

Course Duration:  6 hours - 3 hours

This module focuses on the conditions that are generally referred to as ‘special needs’. It explores the framework and classification of these conditions, outlining the commonalities and differences explored by international classification institutions such as DSM V and ICD-11.

LSEs need this information to adapt their teaching method according to the student’s particular needs. Additionally, this module explains the bio-psycho-social model, which aims to take the focus beyond the individual. It analyses how issues interact, and, in turn, affect the individual’s ability to function within a society.


  1. Definition of Disability and Impairment

  2. Introduction to various diverse needs

  3. Introduction to DSM V/ICD-11's classifications of different conditions

  4. The bio-psycho-social model and children with diverse needs

  5. Comparing and contrasting different conditions

Overall competences

During this module, our students will:

  1. Identify different conditions that may impede learning.

  2. Determine the main characteristics of these conditions.

  3. Evaluate the concepts of ‘disability’, ‘impairment’, and ‘diverse needs’.

  4. Analyse the principal causes and prevalence of various conditions

  5. Examine the bio-psycho-social model in relation to individuals with special needs.

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