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Areas of Need

The 2014 SEND Code of Practice outlines four areas of special educational need that include a range of difficulties and conditions:

  1. Communication and Interaction
  2. Cognition and Learning
  3. Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  4. Sensory and/or Physical

By clicking on each of the areas above you will be taken to the pages that give examples of these area of need with descriptions and links to suggested websites for gaining more information.

The code states that:

"Many children and young people have difficulties that fit clearly into one of these areas; some have needs that span two or more areas; for others the precise nature of their need may not be clear at the outset.”