50 years of Parrenthornl
Remote Learning

SEN Areas of Need

Pupils are identified as having SEN using the broad areas of need as outlined in the Code of Practice. They are as follows:

Communication and interaction

This area includes children and young people with speech, language and communications needs (SLCN) as well as those with ASD including Asperger’s and Autism.

Cognition and learning

Learning difficulties cover a wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties (MLD) and severe learning difficulties (SLD as well as Specific learning difficulties (SPLD) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.

Sensory and/or physical needs

Some children and young people require special educational provision because they have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities generally provided. This includes children with a hearing impairment or visual impairment and pupils recognised as wheelchair users which require specialist support and/or equipment.