|School Action Plus|
Children and young people have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which means they need extra support to help them learn or take part in activities in school or college.
The new Children and Families Act came into force on 1st September 2014. The vision for the SEND reforms is that the views of children, young people and parents are at the heart of the system and that education, health and care services are joined up to help them achieve the best possible outcomes, including the skills for work and living independently.
Opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their family and do something fun. For example a day, evening, overnight or weekend activity.
|Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator|
A school which is specially organised to make special educational provision for pupils with special educational needs.
|Specific Learning Difficulties||
Learning difficulties in specific areas, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
|Speech & Language Therapist||
A professional trained to give specialist assessments, advice and treatment for children with communication difficulties.
|Statement of Special Educational Needs||
This has now been replaced by an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) - it is a legal document that sets out a child’s needs and the extra help he/she should get.
These are unpaid roles for young disabled people to study or train with an employer. They will gain skills to help them move into paid employment.