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What are specific learning difficulties (literacy difficulties, including dyslexia, and difficulties with maths)?

Some people have a particular difficulty in acquiring literacy skills (the ability to read, write and spell) so they can find it very difficult to read, write and spell accurately and fluently at the level expected for their age. Some people have difficulty acquiring mathematical…

What is Dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia (also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder, or DCD) is a developmental disorder which affects physical coordination. People with dyspraxia have poor fine and/or gross motor skills, compared to their general level of intelligence. This can be seen in tasks such as:- Handwriting and drawing…

What is being deaf or hard of hearing?

Hearing loss, being hard of hearing or deaf means a partial or total inability to hear. General signs of hearing loss can include:- Lack of response to noises for young children Difficulty hearing other people clearly and misunderstanding what they say Asking people to repeat…

Babies and young children

If your child is not in an early years setting and you are worried about your child's development, the best person to speak to is your Health Visitor. Your GP will also be able to help. They can decide whether a child needs to be…

Resources - For staff and professionals

Some useful resources for staff and professionals. Click on the dropdown lists below.

Strategies & Resources

Here you'll find useful resources, helpful documents and websites aimed at providing advice and guidance to families, young people and professionals.

Resources - For young people

Some useful resources for young people.

Education, Health & Care plans

Some children and young people with special educational needs do not make progress despite the early intervention support that is put in place for them (see the section on ‘Early intervention'). Children and young people with exceptional levels of special educational needs may require more…

Resources - Easy read information

Easy read documents Local Offer easy read Personal budgets easy read overview Care Act easy read summary What are supported internships? - easy read summary

Things to do

Leisure activities are provided by the local authority and by charities and local organisations working with us. Some activities are universal. Some are targeted services and others are specialist for those children with complex needs and disability. We offer a range of short break leisure activities for…
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