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Special educational needs and disability

The four areas of need provide an overview for assessment, planning, action and review.  They should not be regarded as a label or a box to fit children and young people in. 

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Cognition & Learning

Support for learning difficulties may be required when children and young people learn at a slower pace than their peers, even with appropriate differentiation

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Communication & interaction

Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty in communicating with others.

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Sensory and/or physical needs

Some children require special educational provision because of a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities generally provided

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Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways

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Accessibility, Assistive Technology

Design for all involves a synergy between usability and accessibility combined with the appropriate user dependent assistive technology.

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Grief and loss

Resources that may be useful to parents, carers and educators to support children and young people, during this time.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behaviour and learning.

There are three types of FASDs: fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND) and alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD)

The National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome-UK

FASD Network UK