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Doodle is for... supporting children with SEN
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Written by Kelly Antonowicz
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Doodle is unique and works very differently to most online learning programmes. With Doodle, children all work on their own personalised, adaptive work programmes. This means a child will receive questions perfectly pitched for their individual strengths and weaknesses. As soon as a child has grasped a concept, Doodle will identify the next step on their learning journey and introduce new topics. This ensures a child always has an appropriate level of challenge with just the right amount of consolidation to ensure curriculum concept retention.

The DoodleLearning programmes are designed around children’s needs, supporting the visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approaches to learning.

Questions and concept explanations use pictures and images to represent concepts as much as possible. Where possible, a visual will always be displayed alongside a written concept in both questions and concept explanations. Additionally, colour coding is used within questions to aid cohesion.

All 20,000 questions within our learning programmes, as well as the in-built hints and concept explanations, have the option to be audio-dictated. Children's accounts can be set for the questions to be read automatically or a child can tap the speaker icon next the question (as pictured below) when in-app. Details on setting these sound features can be found here. This feature is especially helpful for learners with dyslexia, young children and children with English as an additional language. Doodle questions are designed to be short and snappy, meaning that the reading is not too arduous.

DoodleMaths is unique in that it replicates resources used in the classroom. Children will have access to in-app protractors and rulers to measure and younger learners can drag and drop counters across the screen to formulate numbers. Doodle’s kinaesthetic approach allows children to learn in a practical, hands-on way.

Doodle utilises various in-app features, making the apps accessible to all. For visually impaired learners, an in-app magnifying glass can be used to enlarge text, images and diagrams. A DoodlePad is available for each question and allows for learners to work through questions or make notes on the same screen as the question. More information on how to access these tools can be found here. Finally, 10 coloured overlays are available for learners suffering from visual stress.

If you'd like any further support with finding out how Doodle can support your child, please don't hesitate to get in contact with us and one of the team will be happy to help!

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