Our mission is to provide a sound understanding of the condition of Synesthesia by curating a selection of online resources produced by synesthetes and researchers in the field. 

"Discover the unique and captivating world of synesthesia with our introductory course! This course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of synesthesia through both the lived experiences of synesthetes and established research findings. Our expert instructors will guide you through the different types of synesthesia and how they interact with each other, and delve into the latest research on the topic. You'll gain a deeper understanding of how synesthesia affects daily life and how it can be harnessed for creative expression. Join us and experience the fascinating world of synesthesia for yourself!"

By taking our course, you will be able to:

Understand the concept of synesthesia and its different forms

I. Introduction to Synesthesia 

A. Definition of synesthesia B. Overview of different types of synesthesia C. Prevalence of synesthesia

II. The Science of Synesthesia 

A. How synesthesia works in the brain B. Theories about the cause of synesthesia C. The relationship between synesthesia and other cognitive processes

III. Different Types of Synesthesia 

A. Overview of the most common types of synesthesia B. Characteristics of each type of synesthesia C. Examples of how synesthesia can affect daily life

IV. Diagnosing and Understanding Synesthesia 

A. How synesthesia is diagnosed B. The role of self-report and objective testing in diagnosing synesthesia C. Understanding the strengths and limitations of different diagnostic methods

V. The Impact of Synesthesia on Art and Culture 

A. Overview of the history of synesthesia in art and culture B. Examples of synesthesia in literature, music, and visual art C. The role of synesthesia in creativity and artistic expression

VI. Living with Synesthesia 

A. The challenges and benefits of having synesthesia B. Coping strategies for managing synesthetic experiences C. Resources for individuals with synesthesia and their families


This outline provides a general structure for an introductory course on synesthesia, but it can be modified and expanded upon as needed. The course can be delivered in a variety of formats, including in-person, online, or as a self-paced study program.





Course Benefits

In this course, we will explore the fascinating world of synesthesia, a phenomenon where one sensory experience automatically triggers another, such as seeing colors when hearing music. Synesthesia is a rare condition that affects only a small percentage of the population, yet it has the potential to enhance learning and creativity.

Upon completion of our professional development course on Synesthesia, you will be able to:

Understand the concept of synesthesia and its different forms

In this module, we will explore the fascinating world of synesthesia, a phenomenon where one sensory experience automatically triggers another, such as seeing colors when hearing music.

Synesthesia is a rare condition that affects only a small percentage of the population, yet it has the potential to enhance learning and creativity.

In this module, we will delve into the science behind synesthesia, explore the different forms it can take, and hear from many experts in the research field as well as synesthetes themselves.

By the end of this module, you will have a deeper understanding of synesthesia and its potential to enrich the learning experience.

Let's begin our journey of discovering this unique phenomenon.

Identify students who may have synesthesia and provide appropriate support

In this module, we will focus on identifying students who may have synesthesia and providing them with the support they need to succeed in the classroom.

Synesthesia is a rare condition, yet it can have a significant impact on learning. 

By learning how to identify synesthesia in students and providing appropriate accommodations, teachers can create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.

Throughout this module, we will explore strategies for identifying synesthesia, best practices for working with synesthetic students, and ways to incorporate synesthesia into teaching practice.

By the end of this module, you will have the knowledge and skills to support synesthetic students in your classroom.

Incorporate synesthesia into their teaching practice to enhance learning outcomes

In this module, we will explore how to incorporate synesthesia into teaching practice to enhance learning outcomes for these students. 

Synesthesia has been found to be associated with enhanced creativity, memory, and attention.  

Throughout this module, we will explore different ways to incorporate synesthesia into teaching practice, examine examples of synesthesia-related activities and resources, and best practices for creating a more inclusive and dynamic learning environment.

By the end of this module, you will have the knowledge and skills to incorporate synesthesia into your teaching practice, enhance learning outcomes and create a more inclusive and dynamic learning environment for all students in your classroom.

Develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between sensory experiences and learning

In this module, we will delve into the fascinating world of how our sensory experiences can impact our ability to learn and retain information. 

Throughout this module, we will explore the science behind how our senses interact with our brain to facilitate learning, examine how sensory-based accommodations can support students with different learning styles, and discover strategies for creating a more inclusive and dynamic learning environment. We will also hear from neurodevelopmental experts in the synesthesia research field. 

By the end of this module, you will have a deeper understanding of the relationship between sensory experiences and learning, and the knowledge and skills to create a more effective and inclusive learning environment for all students.

Use synesthesia-related activities and resources to create a more inclusive and dynamic learning environment

In this module, we will explore how to use synesthesia-related activities and resources to create a more inclusive and dynamic learning environment for all students.

Throughout this module, we will examine different examples of synesthesia-related activities and resources, explore best practices for creating a more inclusive and dynamic learning environment, and discover ways to incorporate synesthesia into teaching practice. 

We will hear from parents and children about how these accommodations have worked for them. 

 By the end of this module, you will have the knowledge and skills to create a more inclusive and dynamic learning environment by using synesthesia-related activities and resources. 

Reflect on your own teaching practice and make adjustments to better meet the needs of synesthetic students.

In this module, we will focus on reflecting on our own teaching practice and making adjustments to better meet the needs of synesthetic students.

Learning about synesthesia can be a valuable addition to a teacher's professional development. By learning about synesthesia, teachers can expand their knowledge and skills and become more effective educators.

Teachers will be able to find ways to make learning more inclusive and dynamic by using synesthesia-related activities and resources.

By the end of this module, you will have the knowledge and skills to reflect on your own teaching practice and make adjustments to better support synesthetic students, creating a more inclusive and effective learning environment.

Surprise! your student has synesthesia

Are you looking for ways to create a more inclusive and dynamic learning environment for your neurodiverse students? Our professional development course on synesthesia can help you do just that!

Surprise ! Your student is a synesthete! "What is that"? you said - never heard of it. They didn't cover this in my training. 

What does this mean for their learning? their attention? their memory? Why didn't they tell me about this when we covered neurodevelopmental disorders in teacher training? (here is another surprise - it's not a disorder) Frustrated yet? Lost?, not sure what it means or how you can help this student in their learning journey? What are you supposed to do now? 

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Unlock the key to inclusive education with our professional development course on synesthesia! Learn how to better identify, support and accommodate synesthetic students.


Enhance your teaching practice and create a dynamic learning environment for all students. Sign up now and take the first step towards becoming a more effective and inclusive teacher!"

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About The Course Curator,

Dr Karen Whittingham

Dr Karen Whittingham has been studying synesthesia for over 20 years. She is the cofounder of the SynCalc App - a bespoke calculator for synesthetes that allows each user to customise the display according to their synesthetic correspondences for digits that can be found at www.syncalc.app. She is a registered psychologist in Australia, sessional lecturer at UNSW and a member of the IASAS.

A touch colour synesthete herself, she is also an avid Astro photographer and women's sport enthusiast.

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Modules of world leading expert content from researchers, teachers, parents and synesthetes

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Short Multiple Choice Assessments for each module to satisfy your accreditation body 

25 

Hours of up to date content curated by experts in both synesthesia, learning and development

Easy Online CPD for teachers, 

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This course comes with a certificate of completion verifying that you have undertaken 15 hours of training and have been individually assessed against each learning outcome .