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How can I support my child with specific Special Education Needs?

How can I support my child with specific Special Education Needs?

  • Read every day to your child and complete homework activities.
  • Attend all educational and health appointments concerning your child.
  • Use the strategies consistently to support your child.
  • Attend parenting workshops, so you can update and share your knowledge and experiences with others parents who have children with special educational needs.   

As a parent or carer, it would be helpful if you would keep in touch with the SENCo and:

  • Let the school know if anything has happened that is likely to upset or affect your child in school - whether this is likely to be for just one day or for the longer term.
  • Tell us if your child`s special needs have changed in any way, or if you receive a professional report that may help us in planning to meet your child`s needs in school.
  • If we ask to meet you, please make sure you come along to the meeting or contact us in advance so that we can re-arrange the timing to enable you to be there if possible.

Below are some useful websites to support you we children with

ADHD - ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It’s thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects the parts controlling attention, concentration and impulsivity.  This means a child’s behaviour can be anything from being ‘very dreamy’ (or unable to pay attention) through to being ‘always on the go’ (or hyperactive). For some tips and resources. Test your scientific knowledge about Ritalin. Learn more about ADHD and medications. Behavior Modification Techniques.

Dyspraxia- Developmental dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. It is an immaturity in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly or fully transmitted. Find out what dyspraxia is; practical information about coping with daily life and what you can do as a parent; and to find links to other useful sites.

Autism and Aspergers – Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Autism is often described as a 'spectrum disorder' because the condition affects people in many different ways and to varying degrees. Asperger syndrome is mostly a 'hidden disability'. This means that you can't tell that someone has the condition from their outward appearance. People with the condition have difficulties in three main areas. They are:

  • Social communication
  • Social interaction
  • Social imagination.

The site includes information about autism and Asperger syndrome, and about the support and services available in the UK.

Dyslexia – Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.

Epilepsy – Epilepsy is a common serious neurological condition where there is a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain.

Visual Impairment – Impairment in the sense of sight.