Special needs

Little girl in wheelchairIf you're the parent of a child with special needs, we've drawn on Mumsnetters' advice to help you access support, both practical and financial, and we've got info about getting a diagnosis, common questions, special educational needs, statementing and more.

For emotional support and detailed advice, our special needs Talk boards are there for you 24/7.


This Is My Child campaign

This Is My Child is a myth-busting and awareness-raising campaign, launched in response to requests from our members and supported by input from some of the leading charities in the field.

Diagnosis

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There are many different kinds of special needs. We've got information on getting a diagnosis if you're worried about your child's development.


Special educational needs

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Schools have statutory duties to help children with SEN. Find out what these are at different stages.


Statutory assessments

Dictionary definition of special needs

If your child needs additional help at school, a statutory assessment may be necessary to get a statement of special educational needs.


Behavioural problems

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Dealing with behavioural problems is a challenging part of parenting children with special needs.


Special needs webguide

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Trawl our list of charity and voluntary organisation websites to see which ones could be useful to you.


Speech and language Q&A with Fiona Barry

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Fiona Barry answered your questions relating to children's speech, language and communication in September 2013.


 
 

 
 

Last updated: 25-Mar-2014 at 4:08 PM