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What is Special Educational Needs?

Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) have learning difficulties that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to others.

Special Educational Needs are broadly defined by the following four areas of need:

•  Communication and Interaction

•  Cognition and learning

•  Social, emotional and mental health

•  Sensory and / or physical needs

 

Definition of SEN/D

The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014 states that a child or young person has SEN/D if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. 

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty if they:

  1. Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
  2. Have a disability which prevents or hinders then from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

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