Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most other children and young people of the same age.
This could include difficulties with:
- reading, writing, number work or understanding information
- expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
- making friends or relating to adults
- understanding and following rules and routines
If you are worried about your child’s development, the first step is to speak with your child’s school, nursery, doctor or health visitor. We have more information about who to talk to first and how to get an assessment of your child’s needs.