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The Broad Range of SEN Needs in the UK

At Active SEN, we recognise the diverse and unique needs within the realm of Special Educational Needs (SEN) across the UK. The term SEN is often misunderstood with people often not appreciating that it is more of an umbrella term and covers a wide range of different needs.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorders represent a range of conditions characterised by challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. Each individual with ASD is unique, requiring personalised approaches to support their learning and development.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that can affect a person’s ability to focus, control impulses, and regulate energy levels. Tailored strategies are essential to accommodate the diverse learning styles associated with ADHD.

Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties

Dyslexia and specific learning difficulties present challenges in acquiring and using literacy skills. Individuals with dyslexia may benefit from specialised interventions and accommodations to enhance their learning experience.

Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN)

SLCN encompass a range of challenges related to speech, language, and communication. Tailored support, including speech and language therapy, plays a crucial role in fostering effective communication skills.

Physical Disabilities

Physical disabilities can impact mobility and independence. Ensuring accessibility and providing necessary aids and adaptations are essential to creating an inclusive learning environment.

Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) Needs

SEMH needs cover a broad range of emotional and mental health challenges. Supportive environments, counseling services, and personalised strategies are crucial for promoting mental well-being.

Sensory Impairments (Visual and Hearing Impairments)

Visual and hearing impairments require specialised approaches to accommodate different learning styles. Accessible resources and assistive technologies play a key role in facilitating effective learning.

Moderate to Severe Learning Difficulties (MLD/SLD)

Moderate to severe learning difficulties can impact cognitive abilities. Tailored educational plans and individualised support are essential to address diverse learning needs.

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

PMLD involve severe cognitive and physical impairments. Specialised care, adaptive equipment, and multidisciplinary support are fundamental for individuals with PMLD.

Gifted and Talented Individuals with SEN

Recognising giftedness within the SEN spectrum is crucial. Tailoring educational plans to nurture strengths while addressing specific needs ensures a holistic approach to learning.

Supporting the Whole Spectrum with Active SEN

At Active SEN, our commitment goes beyond recruitment; it extends to fostering an inclusive educational landscape that caters to the diverse needs within the SEN spectrum. Our team is dedicated to connecting schools with experienced and empathetic professionals who understand the intricacies of SEN support. We can help schools and councils recruit the right candidates for each specific role and it’s requirements.



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