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Talking to Children about what's happening in the News - Ukraine

Sometimes things that happen in the world can make us and our children, young people and adults feel sad, anxious or confused. We've put together some resources below that can help you talk to your children, young people and adults when they are feeling scared…

Training or apprenticeships

Training and apprenticeship schemes aim to provide a smooth transition from education into employment; they can be very valuable for young people with special needs and disabilities, to further develop their life and work skills. If a young person wishes to look into this option…

Transition Process

Approaching adulthood can be a time of apprehension and confusion for young people. It can feel like there are many things to consider, plan for and make decisions about and this can often feel overwhelming, particularly when there are additional needs presenting in that young…

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 does Special Educational Needs mean?

The term 'special educational needs' has a legal definition. Children with special educational needs have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. Special educational needs fall under four broad areas: communication and interaction…

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 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 Autism?

Autism 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. It is a spectrum condition, which means that although all people with autism have certain difficulties…

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 Down’s Syndrome?

Down's syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs by chance. It typically causes some level of learning disability and a characteristic range of physical features. Most babies born with Down's syndrome are diagnosed with the condition after birth, and are likely to have:- Reduced muscle tone…
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