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Sensory and Physical

Some children and young people require special educational provision because they have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities generally provided. These difficulties can be age related and may fluctuate over time. Many children and young people with vision impairment (VI), hearing impairment (HI) or a multi-sensory impairment (MSI) will require specialist support and/or equipment to access their learning.

(SEND Code of Practice, January 2015)

Sensory Processing Difficulties

What do we mean by sensory processing?  Stella Parkinson (NHS Occupational Therapist) has made a short video explaining what sensory processing is and how this can affect children during their day.  Please watch the videos by following the link below.  Further videos on how to support children with sensory difficulties will be added at a later date.

Please click on the NHS icon below to be taken to the East Kent Children's Occupational Therapy Information page.  Click on the 'Resources' tab for advice on supporting your children with a range of gross (large) and fine motor skills such as: dressing, learning to do up zips and shoelaces, using cutlery and scissors, handwriting, ball and balance skills.