Does my child have a disability?

A physical or mental impairment includes:

•    Learning difficulties

•    Medical conditions, including epilepsy, diabetes, more severe forms of asthma and eczema

•    Specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia

•    Autism

•    Speech, language and communication impairments

•    Visual Impairment

•    Hearing Impairment

The Equality Act 2010 states that a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

A young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

(a) Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

(b)  Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in a mainstream school.

If you would like to discuss any educational needs that you feel your son or daughter may have please contact Leyla Bilsborough.

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