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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...

Does my child have special educational needs?
Article published 9th June 2008   ... or are their difficulties part of 'normal childhood'? A child may be considered naughty, a fidget, a daydreamer - symptoms of everyday...


Getting An Educational Psychology Assessment
  Why conduct an educational psychology assessment? An assessment by an educational psychologist will help a school understand how best they can help a child with special educational...

SEN Professionals
A number of key personnel may advise, assess and treat your child, to help give them the best possible chances to realise their potential. In an ideal world, a multi-disciplinary...


Special Educational Needs And The Law
Article published 1st June 2008 Special needs and the law Education law is a complex business and one that's easy to misquote or misunderstand, especially as each country of the UK...



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