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Supporting your child’s sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential in supporting your child to reach their full potential. Sleep can affect every aspect of life including behaviour, learning, health and mood – for your child and the entire family. However, changing any child’s sleep routine is difficult – it takes perseverance, consistency and can often feel like […]

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What are Reasonable Adjustments?

Reasonable adjustments can make a
positive difference for a child with SEND

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Learning and Development for Children with Autism

Find out how children with autism learn and develop

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Sensory Circuits

Find out about the benefits of sensory circuits and how to set them up

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Specialist Settings in Leeds

Find out all about specialist settings for children with SEND and the different types available in Leeds

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What is a Learning Disability?

Learning disability or learning difficulty?
Read our information to find out!

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Social Interaction

Read about social interaction, including how you can support your child to develop their social interaction.

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SEND Funding in Leeds

Information about how children with special educational needs and disabilities are funded in Leeds.

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Supporting your Child with Speech and Communication

Information about speech and communication and how to support your child

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Dyslexia

Find out about dyslexia and support available for your child

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Objects of reference

Objects of reference is a non-verbal method of communication that uses objects to represent activities, people or places. Read more about it here.

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Sensory Differences

Read about sensory difference

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Supporting your child’s SEND Needs

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. Find out how to support children with SEND.

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Relationship, Health and Sex Education (RHSE)

Read about RHSE, how it is taught in schools and how to support children.

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Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease such as fear or worry. It is one of the body’s natural responses to stress, and affects our thoughts, feelings, body and behaviour. Anxiety activates the body’s fight-flight-freeze response.

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Intensive Interactions

Intensive interactions are a way of supporting social engagement. This is most commonly used for people with learning difficulties and/or autism.

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Mainstream schools and SEND

By law, every school, nursery and college must provide support for pupils with SEND. Read about what support schools should offer for pupils with SEND

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SEND and the law

The UK law provides protection to people with disabilities and promotes their rights and welfare. Read about relevant legislation here.

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Now & Next Boards

Read about how a Now & Next board could help your child and browse our downloadable resources to get you started.

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Challenging Behaviour

Read about challenging behaviour, including ideas about what you can do to minimise the impact on you and your child.

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Communication

Find out about different communication methods that can support your child.

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Supporting your child through transitions

Learn about transitions for children with additional needs and how you can support your child as they move between settings and services.

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Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Find out about DLA, a non-means tested benefit that can help with the extra costs of looking after a child.

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Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan or EHCP)

Find out about EHCPs, the process for assessments and reviews, and how to find further support.

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Food aversions and selective eating for children with ASD

Read about food aversions and selective eating for children with autism including tips and tricks for meal times.

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Health passports

Learn about health passports, a resource for people with a learning disability who might need hospital treatment.

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