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Special Needs Introduction

Sandra Hutchinson, Editor of The Good Schools Guide - Special Educational Needs provides a practical introduction.

Some special needs are easy to spot, others are only determined once a child has experienced considerable difficulties, frustrations or social and emotional problems. 

In the years since the first edition of our special needs guide diagnosis of, and provision for SEN have improved but both can still be a minefield. If you are unsure where to start, make this article your first port of call. 


Special Needs Introduction
Sandra Hutchinson, Editor of The Good Schools Guide - Special Educational Needs provides a practical introduction. Some special needs are easy to spot, others are only determined once...

Classroom Help For Children With SEN
  Under the Disability Discrimination Act, appropriate help must be provided by schools and colleges so that children with special educational needs are ‘on a level playing...


ASD - Asperger's Syndrome And Autism
Autism - a lifelong condition   With grateful thanks to the National Autistic Society for their help in compiling this article.   All people with Autistic...

Behavioural Disorders
  Behavioural difficulties encompass Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder AD(H)D, Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties BESD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders OCD,...


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