Children may have a delay or disorder in one or more of the areas around Attention / Interaction skills.
This may mean that pupils will find it hard to:
Focus on tasks / instructions.
Stay on task without prompts.
Use appropriate interaction.
Maintain peer relationships.
Initiate or maintain a conversation.
Children may have difficulties understanding / receptive language and will need:
Visual support to understand or process spoken language.
Augmented communication systems.
Repetition of language and some basic language needs to aid their understanding.
Children may have difficulties with speech / expressive Language and will need:
Simplified language and limited vocabulary.
Frequent clarification of ideas.
Some development in the speech sound system.
Additional grammar / phonological development.
Children may have difficulties with the skills needed for effective learning such as use of:
Language, memory and reasoning skills
Sequencing and organisational skills
An understanding of number
Problem-solving and concept development skills
Fine and gross motor skills
Children may have a specific learning disability such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia or dysgraphia.
Children may have difficulties with social and emotional development which may lead to or stem from:
Attention difficulties (ADHD)
Anxiety and depression
Low self esteem
Issues with self-image
Children may have medical or genetic conditions that lead to difficulties with:
Specific medical conditions
Gross / fine motor skills
Visual / hearing impairment
Accessing the curriculum without adaptation
Physically accessing the building(s) or equipment
Over sensitivity to noise / smells / light / touch / taste
Toileting / self care