Some children can be identified with a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities. The SEND Code of Practice (DfE, 2015) explains that these difficulties are often age-related and can change over time. Many children with a Visual Impairment , Hearing Impairment, or a Multi-Sensory Impairment will require specialist support and/or equipment to access their learning. Children identified with a Physical Disability often require additional ongoing support and equipment to access all of the opportunities available to their peers.
This is also defined in the SEND Code Of Practice as:
Sensory and/or physical needs
6.34 Some children and young people require special educational provision because they
have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational
facilities generally provided. These difficulties can be age related and may fluctuate
over time. Many children and young people with vision impairment (VI), hearing
impairment (HI) or a multi-sensory impairment (MSI) will require specialist support
and/or equipment to access their learning, or habilitation support. Children and
young people with an MSI have a combination of vision and hearing difficulties.
Information on how to provide services for deafblind children and young people is
available through the Social Care for Deafblind Children and Adults guidance
published by the Department of Health (see the References section under Chapter 6
for a link).
6.35 Some children and young people with a physical disability (PD) require additional
ongoing support and equipment to access all the opportunities available to their
For further information please refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
Another beneficial link, directs you to the Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service. The address is below and the link to the website is also below.
Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service
Soho Health Centre
247–251, Soho Road
Birmingham B21 9RY
Tel: 0121 466 5211
Just a few simple games can improve your child's confidence in these specific areas.
Our new 'Frustration Station' display boards are helping some children with sensory needs, who maybe struggling in lesson's, to come and have a bit of time out by having a go at the interactive activities.
Below are some shared links that might support your child in their learning.