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Autism spectrum condition

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Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. Page contents: What is autism Other names for autism Girls with Autism Seeking advice or referral for assessment Training…

Supporting siblings who have a brother or sister with special educational needs or a disability

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If you have a child with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) you may find it puts added stress on other family members because you are having to provide more care and support to your child with SEND.  Page Contents   Balancing your children’s needs…

Visual impairment

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This information is for parents and carers of children or young people who have or are suspected to have a visual impairment. Visual impairment is the term used to describe a loss of sight that cannot be corrected using glasses or contact lenses.   You can…

Getting a diagnosis

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Children can be born with a disability or medical condition for many reasons. Parents often worry that this may be their fault. It is important to remember this is rarely the case. Diagnosis is the formal process for identifying a disability, learning difficulty or health…

Learning disabilities

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Children with learning disabilities do not learn certain skills as quickly as other people. They may, therefore, need extra help in certain aspects of their lives. The skills in question will depend upon the type of needs they may have. Page contents: The difference between…

SEND Glossary

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This glossary is a quick reference point for parents, carers and young people. We have tried to make the information in our SEND Local Offer as easy to understand as possible, and this includes avoiding jargon. However, you may come across abbreviations and acronyms. These should always…

Physical disabilities

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Physical disabilities cover many different conditions that present with difficulties of physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina Children and young people with physical difficulties may have an acquired or inherited physical condition. The effects of a physical difficulty can be reduced through making changes to…

Multi-Sensory Impairment

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This page will explain what a multi-sensory impairment is and the support that is available to you if your child has this condition.   Page contents:    Multi-sensory impairment  Signs of vision / hearing loss in childhood  Hearing and vision aids  Assessment  Support in education  Help to…

Understanding sensory processing differences

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Sensory processing is the way the nervous system receives messages from our senses and turns them into motor (movement) and behavioural responses.   Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is when these messages are either not detected, or do not get organised into appropriate responses.  This article explains more about sensory processing and sensory processing difficulties.  Page contents:  What is sensory processing? The eight senses …

School meals

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Page contents: School meals Universal infant free school meals Free School Meals Applying for free school meals Free school meals during school holidays School Meals School meals can save you time on preparing lunches and offer children and young people a wide choice of healthy…