Communication and Interaction:
Children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty communicating with others and may also not understand and use social rules of communication. This often includes children within the Autistic Spectrum Disorder, including Aspergers
Cognition and Learning:
Learning difficulties cover a wide range of needs. These could be:
Moderate learning difficulties (MLD)
Severe learning difficulties (SLD), where children are likely to need support in all areas of the curriculum
Specific Learning difficulties (SpLD) where one or more specific aspects learning are involved. This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.
Social, Emotional and mental health difficulties:
Children may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties.These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. Other children may have disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder or Attachment Disorder.
Sensory and/or physical needs:
These include vision impairment, hearing impairment or multisensory impairment. Some children with a physical or sensory disability will require on-going specialist support and/or equipment to help them access the learning environment and activities to their full potential.