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Classroom help for children with SEN!

A child has SEN if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. For school-aged children, this means they have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of other children of the same age and/or have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the sort of facilities generally provided for others of the same age.

Children with SEN may need additional help in the classroom. So what help are you entitled to, how can you make sure you get it and is there anything else you can do?

What helps a child to learn?

What helps depends on the needs of the child. The points below are intended as a guide and to stimulate ideas. Not all will be appropriate for your child. As children develop their needs change, and so too will the type of help and assistance they require.

If you believe your child's needs are not being properly met, or there are simple additional things that could be put in place, do contact the school and arrange to discuss this with them. Friendly, open dialogue can make a great difference for all involved.