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  1. What is Dyslexia?

    What is dyslexia? The word 'dyslexia' comes from the Greek language and means 'difficulty with words'. It is a difference in the area of the brain that deals with language and affects the underlying skills that are needed for learning to read, write and spell.…
  2. What is Dyspraxia?

    What is Dyspraxia? Developmental dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement that presents problems in coordinating movements. For example, people with dyspraxia may have difficulties with driving, cooking, riding a bicycle and sports involving  hand-eye co-ordination. It is an immaturity in…
  3. What is Global Development Delay?

    What is Global Development Delay? Global Developmental Delay (GDD) is the general term used to describe a condition that occurs during the developmental period of a child between birth and 18 years. It is usually defined by the child being diagnosed with having a lower…
  4. What is Hearing Impairment?

    What is Hearing Impairment? Hearing loss is a common problem that often develops with age or is caused by repeated exposure to loud noises. Action on hearing loss estimates that more than 10 million (about 1 in 6) people in the UK have some degree of hearing…
  5. What is Pathalogical Demand Avoidance (PDA)?

    What is PDA? Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a developmental disorder which is distinct from autism but falls under the spectrum. It is a pervasive developmental disorder (meaning it affects all areas of development) and was first identified by Elizabeth Newson in 2003, although it…
  6. What is SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health)?

    What is SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health)? Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. These behaviours may…
  7. What is Sensory Impairment

    What is sensory impairment?   Sensory impairment is when one of your senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and spatial awareness, is no longer normal.  Examples - If you wear glasses you have a sight impairment , if you find it hard to hear or have…
  8. What is the Local Offer?

    Reading's Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support and services are available in the local area.  It will help parents, carers, and young people to see clearly the range of services, support, and…
  9. What is the Role of a SENCo

    What is the role of a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) A SENCo is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. All mainstream schools must appoint a teacher to be their SENCo. The SENCo will co-ordinate additional support for pupils with SEND…
  10. What is Vision Impairment?

    What is Vision Impairment? Many people have some type of visual problem at some point in their lives. Some can no longer see objects far away. Others have problems reading small print. These types of conditions are often easily treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses.…
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