What are Special Educational Needs?
What are Special Educational Needs and Disabilitlies?
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person's ability to learn. They can affect their:
- behaviour or ability to socialise
- ability to understand things
- physical ability
- concentration levels
- reading and writing
These difficulties cause barriers to the child’s learning. For some children this may be a temporary difficulty, while others may have a long term need for special help.