Barriers to Learning

 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities could mean that a child has:

 

  • learning difficulties – in acquiring basic skills in school
  • emotional and social difficulties – making friends or relating to adults or behaving properly in school
  • specific learning difficulty – with reading, writing, number work or understanding information
  • sensory or physical needs - such as hearing or visual impairment, which might affect them in school
  • communication problems – in expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
  • medical or health conditions – which may slow down a child’s progress and/or involves treatment that affects his or her education.