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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…

SEN support in schools and settings (graduated approach)

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If your child has been identified as having a special educational need (SEN) or a disability (SEND) that impacts on their learning, the school should identify and remove any barriers to their learning. They should put effective provision and interventions in place by changing the way they teach to help your child understand their learning. If your child’s school or setting has further concerns,…

Home education

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Education is compulsory whereas attending school is not.  Although most parents choose to send their children to school, some will educate their children at home.  This is called Elective Home Education. Page contents: Elective Home Education (EHE) What to consider before deciding to home educate…

Choosing childcare

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Before you decide on a childminder, pre-school, nursery or other childcare provider for your child, it is important to understand certain factors. Page contents Children's needs Parental involvement and communication Availability Fees How nurseries or pre-schools and out of school providers are managed Questions for childminders…

Relationships and sexual health for young people with SEND

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Relationships are an important part of everyone’s life, including people with disabilities.  Page contents: Healthy relationships Unhealthy relationships Where to go for help Sexual Health information Helpful information about relationships and sex Healthy relationships    Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other.  Relationships can be confusing. …

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 …

Things to do with your child with special educational needs and/or a disability

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There are many things you can do with your child with special educational needs and or a disability, but they may take more planning and preparation. Page contents: Planning your day Concessions Directory of local services Accessible holidays and special assistance Further information Planning your day…