Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. SEND can affect a child’s behaviour or ability to socialise, their reading and writing, their ability to understand things, their concentration levels, and their physical ability. If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact the SEN co-ordinator, or ‘SENCO’ in your child’s school or nursery.
Contact your local council if your child isn’t in a school or nursery.
Your local Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Service can give you advice about SEND.
Your child may be eligible for SEN support (support given in school, like speech therapy) and/ or an education, health and care (EHC) plan – a plan of care for children and young people aged up to 25 who have more complex needs.
(Source – www.gov.uk)
Essential Parent is one of the world's leading resources for expert led parenting advice. Our mission is to make sure that every parent has free access to the best information available. Our topics are put together by leading experts following the advice of medical institutions such as the RCPCH, the NCT, UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, The St John Ambulance, The Child Accident Prevention Trust, The Meningitis Research Foundation, The National Literacy Trust and many more.