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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…

Alternative Learning Pathways

Your Learning Pathways Coordinator The role of the Flexible Learning Worker has evolved into that of a coordinator who will work in partnership with relevant agencies to ensure prompt reintegration to the education system, providing a holistic package of support. Social Care Education Welfare Service…

APD - Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a hearing problem where the brain is unable to process sounds in the normal way. It can affect people of all ages, but often starts in childhood. Symptoms of auditory processing disorder APD can affect people in many different ways.…

Applying for Jobs

There are lots of different places to look for work depending on the kind of work you want. Places to start looking include:  JET - Jobs Enterprise and TrainingJET offers an employer-facing job brokerage service that matches local young people to employment and training opportunities.…

ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. It includes Asperger syndrome and childhood autism. Some people also use the term autism spectrum condition or ‘neurodiverse’ (as opposed to people without autism being ‘neurotypical’). The main features of…

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…

Being Independent

Here you will find a range of different services to support you in being independent and taking control of your life. To refine your search, either click on a category on the right of the page or select an age group below. To go to…

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a physical condition that affects movement, posture and co-ordination.  It is usually diagnosed at birth or in early childhood. Cerebral palsy and Special Educational Needs (SEN) Each individual with cerebral palsy will be affected differently and it can vary from mild to…

CF - Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition that causes sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system. This causes lung infections and problems with digesting food. In the UK, most cases of cystic fibrosis are picked up at birth using the newborn screening…

Childcare

Early Learning and Childcare for children 0-5 years Most children in Stoke-on-Trent experience early learning and childcare before they start in Reception classes. At this age, children do not have to access any provision, but this often helps children to experience new things, increases their…
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