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Sensory and/or physical needs

Sensory and/or physical needs
Children and young people who have a disability that may make it difficult for them to manage their everyday life without change or support. This may be because of hearing or visual difficulties, physical difficulties or other medical needs.
Types of need and what that could look like Examples of support available in our school How we check it is working
Some of the things children and young people might find difficult are: • Teachers change what they are teaching or the way that they teach to help the child or young person learn more with the rest of the class. • Monitoring that the child or young person has full access to a broad and varied curriculum.
• Hearing what others in the classroom or school setting are saying. • Professional advice from specialist support service. • Observations of the child or young person within the school environment.
• Reading words in books, worksheets or whiteboards that are not made bigger or changed to help them. • Timetabled support for regular physiotherapy session if needed. • Discussion with professionals regarding the management plan.
• Moving around school. • Support from outreach services such as hearing, visual impairment or physical disability teams. • Talk to adults who have worked with the child or young person.
• Using resources or equipment • Specialist equipment • Talk to the child or young person.
• Taking medication without adult support. • Adaptations to the school environment where possible Talk to parents.
  • Reasonable adjustments made to the curriculum/teaching.
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