Specific Learning Difficulties



“An “inclusive” education system can only be created if ordinary schools become more inclusive - in other words, if they become better at educating all children in their communities”
(Key Principles for Promoting Quality in Inclusive Education, European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education, 2009)

In order to include all pupils with SEND, it is imperative to understand the range of difficulties they experience and the impact upon their ability to learn and develop. This section provides information regarding the range of common additional learning needs which are experienced within mainstream and specialist settings. Here you will find checklists and handouts to offer information and advice for teachers and parents. You can download the advice for your own personal use only. The Copyright for the handouts remains with the author and publisher, SENDISS.

Cognition and Learning Needs:

Communication and Interaction (SLCN):

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs:

Sensory and Physical Needs: