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Identified Special Needs
This section covers the main areas of special educational needs, giving a brief description of each, and contains resources to provide parents with additional advice and support and to help your child’s learning to continue out of school .
Please note that external advice and support will have been sought prior to a diagnosis being given.
Speech and Language
Problems with speech and language are the most common developmental difficulty that children encounter. Speech difficulties may be receptive (ability to understand what is being said) or expressive (ability to communicate clearly).
A website with lots of really useful advice and tips to help parents support their child.
Speech, language and communication needs
Lots of information and valuable ideas
Speech and language difficulties
Useful website, particularly for parents of younger children
Help with talking
Association of speech and language therapists
Below Average Attainment
As a parent you can help by working closely alongside the class teacher to help develop reading, writing and spelling skills. Life skills such as reading the time, looking at timetables, dealing with money and measuring using various units are all important areas in which you can help by talking about and reinforcing at home.
You may wish to visit any of the websites mentioned elsewhere or ;