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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…

SEND Strategic Review 2017-2018

The SEND Provision Review was undertaken across Southampton and Portsmouth cities.   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 needs can be met.  The…

What is the SEND Local Offer?

Welcome to the Southampton Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 'Local Offer'. This website has been co-produced with parents, professionals and young people and is under continuous development. It is a single place for you to find up to date Information about Services and Support for children…

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,…

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 Physical and verbal behaviours that are hard to manage…

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…

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Article provided by the NHS website Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. It's caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during or soon after birth. Information: Coronavirus advice Get advice…

What is Dyslexia?

If you are concerned about your child's development, you should first speak to their teacher or the school's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo). More information can be found by following the links in our Related Links, on the left hand side of this…

What is Dyspraxia?

If you are concerned about your child's development and believe they may have Dyspraxia, then you should speak to either your child's GP or the school's Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). Further information and support can be found by following our related links on the…

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…
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