SEND Information Report: What do we mean by SEND?
‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’ (often shortened to SEND) describes the needs of children who have a difficulty or disability that makes it harder for them to learn than most children and young people of the same age.
SEND can cover a broad range of needs that includes:
- physical development,
- visual or hearing impairment,
- difficulties with speech and language,
- emotional and behavioural difficulties,
- difficulties with thinking and understanding.
Disability is a term used for a recognised condition experienced by the child, usually diagnosed quite early in their lives.