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Special educational needs are categorized into four main areas. These are: cognition and learning, which is about specific or moderate learning difficulties, severe, and profound and multiple learning difficulties; behavioural, emotional, and social development needs; communication and interaction needs, which refer to speech and language and communication needs as well as autistic spectrum disorders; sensory and/or physical needs, which include visual, hearing, and physical impairment and also multi‐sensory impairment.These categories are used to identify a student's main areas of need. They are set out in detail in chapter 7 of the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs (revised), DfES/581/2001. See also Asperger's syndrome; autism; learning difficulties.

cognition and learning, which is about specific or moderate learning difficulties, severe, and profound and multiple learning difficulties;

behavioural, emotional, and social development needs;

communication and interaction needs, which refer to speech and language and communication needs as well as autistic spectrum disorders;

sensory and/or physical needs, which include visual, hearing, and physical impairment and also multi‐sensory impairment.

T. B.

Trisha Bowen,

L.E.

Liz Ellis

Subjects: Education.


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