What is SEN?
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect the way your child learns.
It may affect their:
- ability to understand things
- behaviour or ability to socialise (for example they struggle to make friends)
- reading and writing (for example they may be dyslexic)
- concentration levels (for example they may have ADHD)
- physical ability
Talk to the teacher or the SEN Co-ordinator (SENCo) at your school, early years setting or college if you think your child needs:
- a special learning programme
- extra help from a teacher or assistant
- to work in a smaller group
- observation in class or at break
- help taking part in class activities
- extra encouragement in their learning, for example to ask questions or to try something they find difficult
- help communicating with other children
- support with physical or personal care difficulties, for example eating, getting around school safely
Plymouth Online Directory
The Plymouth Online Directory (POD) is a directory of services that includes information for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, families and professionals.