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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.