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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 …

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…

Service directory for children with a special educational need or disability

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Our directory of services contains providers of services that have been accredited by us for families with children that have special educational needs and a disability (SEND).   The accreditation scheme will help families understand how services accommodate the needs of all children, young people and their families better. We have carried out checks to ensure the suitability and safety of these services. Once accredited,…

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 Accessible holidays and special assistance Further information Planning your day When planning…

The Care Act 2014

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This article is a guide to the Care Act 2014 and how it affects you. Page contents: About the Care Act 2014 What role local authorities play in care and support How the Act aims to prevent people developing care and support needs The Links Between The Children and…

Resources for schools and education settings supporting children with special educational needs

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The following resources or toolkits have been designed to be used by schools /education settings across South Gloucestershire for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disability. Documents on this page are intended to assist educational settings in supporting children and young…