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What does the term 'special educational needs' really mean?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by AnnSAguilar, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. AnnSAguilar

    AnnSAguilar New commenter

    Special Education Needs for Children [This comment/section has been removed for breaching our Community Guidelines], what does the term mean? By the practice of EYFS [This comment/section has been removed for breaching our Community Guidelines] can we handle special educational needs?
  2. Boogum

    Boogum New commenter

    Hi Ann. The link you post is rather interesting, but I'm not sure it would apply to teachers and teaching in the UK. The site itself is not written in standard English and uses incorrect grammar, syntax and spelling. This makes it looks suspicious.
    The term "Special Educational Need" covers a huge area and a wide range of pupils. The specific terms are well documented in the English Education system and have been defined since the Warnock Report of 1981. Some can be addressed in mainstream education by qualified teachers. Others need more specialist provision, either within mainstream from teachers and specialists with extra training (eg. a speech therapist or physio or a teacher of the visually impaired) Still others will need to access education in a special school. Some pupils will need this for a very short time, others for most of their school career.

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