Some children will require special educational provision because they have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities generally provided. These difficulties can be age-related and may fluctuate over time. Many children with a vision impairment (VI), hearing impairment (HI) or a multi-sensory impairment (MSI) will require specialist support and/or equipment to access their learning. Some children with a physical disability (PD) require additional ongoing support and equipment to access all the opportunities available to their peers.
This section covers pupils who have difficulties with their:
gross motor coordination (large body movements)
fine motor coordination (small body movements)
sensory perception and/or sensory processing
identified conditions which can include cerebral palsy, physical injury, dyspraxia (developmental coordination disorder), Meares-Irlen Syndrome