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AREAS of SEND

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)

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Severe learning difficulties  (SLD),  where  children  are  likely to  need support  in  all  areas  of  the  curriculum

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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Children  may  experience  a  wide  range  of  social  and  emotional  difficulties.These  may  include  becoming  withdrawn or  isolated  as  well  as displaying  challenging,  disruptive  or  disturbing  behaviour.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.  

 


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