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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…

Physical Medical Difficulties - Training

SEND Teaching Support Team: Physical Medical Difficulties, provide advice and training on meeting the individual needs of children and young people with physical medical needs in schools from Year 1 to Year 13. Training can be delivered in a number of ways: To whole staff…

Physical Medical Difficulties - Using ICT

Being able to use computers, phones and other gadgets for learning, leisure and keeping in contact with friends and family is very important for children and young people with physical and medical difficulties. These technologies can be used effectively in a number of ways to…

Post 16 Education and Training

All young people must be in some form of education or training until the age of 18 years old.  However, after the age of 16 this does not have to be in a school. Options after GCSE’s staying in education at a sixth form or…

Post-16 Transport

Post 16 Transport Free transport for Post 16 Students will only be available from Cumbria County Council in the following circumstances: Qualifying Post 16 students from 'low income' families. Qualifying Post 16 students who have a learning difficulty and/or disability. If you would like to…

Preparing for Adulthood

Students with SEND reflect on their learning journeys. 

Problems At School

If you need to make a complaint about something that has happened at school, please follow the school's complaints procedure.  Every school in England must have a complaints procedure which should be published on the school's website.  It will inform you what kind of complaints the school will deal…
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