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What are Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD)?

Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) are a type of special educational needs in which children/young people have severe difficulties in managing their emotions and behaviour. They often show inappropriate responses and feelings to situations. This means that they have trouble in building and maintaining…

What is Global Developmental Delay?

Global Developmental Delay is the general term used to describe the condition in which children are significantly delayed in all areas of development. Babies and children usually develop certain skills and abilities in a fairly predictable order and at fairly predictable ages. Whilst all children…

Legal Definition of SEN

The Children & Families Act 2014 defines Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in the following way A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her…

What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder which makes children hyperactive, impulsive and inattentive. Common symptoms of ADHD include: A short attention span or being easily distracted Restlessness, constant fidgeting or over-activity Being impulsive All children can behave in this way at times,…

What is Dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia (also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder, or DCD) is a developmental disorder which affects physical coordination. People with Dyspraxia have poor fine and/or gross motor skills, compared to their general level of intelligence. This can be seen in tasks such as:- Handwriting and drawing…

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is caused by a problem in the parts of the brain responsible for controlling muscles. The condition can occur if the brain develops abnormally or is damaged before, during or shortly after birth. Causes of cerebral palsy include: An infection caught by the mother…

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that mainly affects the ability to read, write and spell. People with dyslexia can find it very difficult to read and spell accurately and with fluency, at the level that would be expected for their age and intelligence. People with…

What is Asperger's Syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome (AS) is a form of Autism, meaning that as with Autism it is a developmental disability that affects how a person relates to and communicates with other people, as well as how they make sense of the world around them. AS, like Autism,…

SEND Strategic Review 2017-2018

The SEND Provision Review, which was undertaken across Southampton and Portsmouth cities,  has now been completed. Aiming to identify the future needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, the report presents a number of recommendations and options for how future…

Receiving a diagnosis

Finding out that your child has a special educational need or disability can be a confusing and emotional time for parents. While some may receive a specific diagnosis, others may be told their child has an additional need or global developmental delay. In some cases…
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