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Parent and Toddler Groups

Parent and toddler groups provide a meeting place for adults while their children play together and take part in activities. Groups provide an excellent support network. They can also be a great place to make new friends, swap ideas and share parenting experiences. Groups usually…

Parents and carers, have your say on SEND services in Cumbria

Cumbria’s SEND Partnership are inviting all families of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) to complete the annual survey about their experiences. The surveys aim to find out what effect the improvements made so far by the SEND Improvement Plan have had, and…

Physical Medical - Whole School Approaches

It is important that children and young people with a physical disability or an identified medical need have equal access to the learning environment in their chosen school. To facilitate this, schools need to create an inclusive learning environment where every child or young person…

Physical Medical Difficulties

A child's physical and/or medical difficulties may arise from: A congenital condition A medically diagnosed condition Injury Some children or young people with physical disabilities may also have sensory impairments and/or learning difficulties Such difficulties may, without action by the school or the LA, limit…

Physical Medical Difficulties - Assessment Tools

When a child or young person has a physical disability or specific medical need, they will already have undergone assessments undertaken by Health professionals to identify their individual needs. The information gathered from these assessments will be used by the school provision as a starting…

Physical Medical Difficulties - Classroom Strategies

Consideration must be given to the classroom layout and equipment to enable the child or young person to maximise their independence and learning. When planning for this, use the child or young person's abilities rather than their disability as the starting point. Staff will need…

Physical Medical Difficulties - Definitions and Glossary

Adaptive equipment assists people with disabilities and special needs to perform activities of daily living AFO. An ankle-foot orthosis is an orthosis or brace that encumbers the ankle and foot. AFOs are externally applied and intended to control position and motion of the ankle, compensate for weakness, or…

Physical Medical Difficulties - Group Intervention Approaches

When a child or young person has a physical disability or specific medical need, they are likely to be taught in the classroom or in small groups. They may also follow more individual programmes designed by the physiotherapist, occupational therapist or speech therapist focused on…

Physical Medical Difficulties - Individual Programmes

Some children and young people with physical medical difficulties may require individual programmes to ensure they have full access to school and the curriculum. Toileting Programme Adult support for toileting as specified in a toileting programme, refer to policy document B5c in SEN handbook. For access to…
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