2. Areas Of Need Explained

2.Areas of need Explained

Definitions

Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for extra special educational provision to be made for them that is additional or different from that made generally for others of the same age.

Children have a learning difficulty if they:
(a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age; or
(b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority,
(c) are under compulsory school age and fall within the definition at (a) or (b) above or would so do if special educational provision was not made for them.

Children must not be regarded as having a learning difficulty solely because the language or form of language of their home is different from the language in which they will be taught.

The  SEN Code of Practice (Jan 2015) states that there are main areas which
cover Special Educational Needs. These areas and their meanings are as follows:
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