Differentiated Instruction for Special Education Students

Strengthening instruction in inclusive classrooms


Special education is defined as specially planned instruction for students with learning disabilities that meets their unique needs, allowing them to follow the general curriculum and make progress that is appropriate given their circumstances within a differentiated classroom that offers more opportunities for learning characterised by special instruction or accommodations.

This training course equips educators with the knowledge, skills, and strategies essential for providing effective instruction to students with diverse learning needs. This comprehensive program encompasses a range of topics, including understanding various learning disabilities and implementing evidence-based teaching techniques. Participants will learn differentiated instruction methods that cater to varying abilities within an inclusive classroom setting. The course emphasizes fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment, where students feel empowered and encouraged to progress at their own pace. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge, practical exercises, and real-world case studies, educators gain the confidence and expertise needed to deliver specially tailored instruction that maximizes the potential of every student, ensuring they can successfully engage with the general curriculum and make meaningful progress that will support their social and emotional learning, promote positive learning and pro-social behaviors, and increase their independence. 

The training course will focus on:    

  • Introduction to Special Education: Overview of different learning disabilities, historical context and legal frameworks (The inclusion spectrum)
  • Evidence-Based Instructional Techniques: Multisensory teaching methods, behavior management strategies (STEP, ABA, positive reinforcement, token economy, etc.)
  • Differentiated Instruction: Understanding varied learning styles and paces, adapting curriculum and materials
  • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments: Classroom arrangement and organisation,  building a supportive classroom culture
  • Progress Monitoring and Assessment: Formative and summative assessment strategies, data-driven decision making
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity: Culturally responsive teaching practices, addressing cultural and linguistic differences 




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1. Understanding Diverse Learning Needs
Participants will develop a deep understanding of various learning disabilities, including their characteristics, impact on academic performance, and potential co-occurring challenges. 

2. Evidence-Based Instructional Techniques:
Educators will acquire a repertoire of evidence-based teaching strategies and interventions proven to be effective for students with diverse learning needs. 

3. Differentiated Instruction:
Educators will learn how to design and implement differentiated instruction to address a wide range of abilities within an inclusive classroom, ensuring all students receive appropriate levels of challenge and support. 

4. Creating Inclusive Learning Environments:
The course will focus on creating a classroom atmosphere that is welcoming, accepting, and conducive to learning for all students, fostering a sense of belonging and self-confidence. 

5. Progress Monitoring and Assessment Strategies:
Participants will develop skills in assessing student progress, identifying areas of improvement, and making data-informed decisions to adjust instruction accordingly. 

6. Collaborative Teamwork and Communication:
Educators will learn effective strategies for collaborating with parents, support staff, and other professionals to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach to supporting students with learning disabilities. 

7. Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity Awareness:
The course will promote cultural competence and sensitivity, emphasising the importance of recognising and respecting the diverse backgrounds and experiences of students and their families.


Activities and Simulations

Practical exercises, workshops, & simulations will be used to reinforce learning. This allows for critical thinking to be developed

Case Studies & Scenarios

Participants will engage with case studies and real-world scenarios to apply their knowledge to authentic situations.

Role-Playing & Simulations

Role-playing exercises will be used to simulate environments where participants will have the chance to practice effective communication skills.

Collaborative Learning

Group discussions, peer learning, and collaborative activities will encourage participants to share experiences, exchange ideas, and learn from one another.


If you are a group of 4 or more people from the same organization and you don’t see any dates that suit your group,  send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and we will make the appropriate arrangements for you!

Course Packages

    1. Training €400
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages & Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
    2. Accommodation €480
        • Value for Money 2* Hotel Room (5 days – 4 nights)
        • Breakfast buffet
        • Complimentary beverages and snacks (24/7)
        • All lunches
        • Everyday transportation from and to the course venues
    1. Training €400
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages & Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
    2. Lunches €50
        • The lunches are delivered and served in our organization’s premises
*Note that this package is only suitable for participants who choose to handle their own transportation from and to the course venue.
    1. Training €400
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
*Note that this package is only suitable for participants who choose to handle their own transportation from and to the course venue.


(00357) 22 270 122

Address Michail Georgalla 4, 

Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus