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Spina Bifada

Spina bifida is part of a group of birth defects called neural tube defects. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that eventually develops into the baby's brain and spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them. Spina bifida is an incomplete closing of the backbone…

You Said, We Did

You said: You were unable to access and view content on the Carousel via your mobiles phones. We did: We created a mobile friendly News and Events page accessible from the Home Page.   You said: It would be useful if the information could be…

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures. Seizures are bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect how it works. They can cause a wide range of symptoms. Epilepsy can start at any age, but usually starts either…

Summary of Needs and Disabilities

People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to understand information and interact with other people.  The level of support someone needs depends on the individual. However, someone with a severe or profound learning disability may need full­time support with…

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Common symptoms of ADHD include: a short attention span or being easily distracted restlessness, constant fidgeting or overactivity being impulsive. ADHD can occur in people of any intellectual…

Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a brain-based condition that makes it hard to make sense of numbers and math concepts. Some kids with dyscalculia can’t grasp basic number concepts. They work hard to learn and memorize basic number facts. They may know what to do in maths class…

DS / DNS - Down Syndrome

Children and adults with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals with their own personalities, family backgrounds and preferences that make them who they are. Down's syndrome, also known as Down syndrome or trisomy 21, is a genetic condition caused by an extra chromosome in the…

Videos for Children and Young People

Here you will find a series of short video clips for children and young people explaining important changes to the SEN and disability support system.

Assessment for Education, Health and Care Plans: Guidelines

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC) are designed to support children and young people with long term and complex needs that are impacting on children and young people’s ability to access learning and develop independence. In Stoke-on-Trent, we have taken the opportunity of the changes…

Statistics for Statements of SEN and EHC Plans

Statistics and analysis of statements of special educational needs (SEN) and education, health and care (EHC) plans in England. This documents in the Related Documents section of this page include information on: the number of statements of SEN and EHC plans in place in January 2018 the…
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