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SEN Identified Medical Diagnosis Videos

Special Educational Needs (SEN) describes the needs of a child or young person who has a difficulty or disability which makes learning harder for them than for other children and young people their age.

Around one in five children has SEN at some point during their school years. Some children have SEN right through their time in school.

SEN covers a broad spectrum of difficulty or disability. Children may have wide-ranging or specific problems e.g. a child or young person might have difficulty with one area of learning, such as letters or numbers or they might have problems relating to other children, young people or to adults.

Below are some child and young people friendly videos to help you understand a diagnosis.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD

What is ADHD?

If you have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), you may have lots of energy and find it difficult to concentrate. It can be hard to control your speech and actions.

This video aims to shed light on the real challenges children and young people with ADHD face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

For further information please click here or read the leaflet in the Related Documents section of this page. 

Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD

What is Autism - ASD?

Autism is a developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to toher people.

Austistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. 

This video aims to shed light on the real challenges dyslexic children and young people face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

For further information please click here or read the leaflet in the Related Documents section of this page.

 

Dyscalculia

What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is usually perceived of as a specific learning difficulty for mathematics, or, more appropriately, arithmetic

 

 

Dysgraphia

What is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a specific learning disability in writing. Children and young people with dysgraphia may have difficulty writing legibly and at age-appropriate speed.

Many children and young people with dysgraphia also struggle to put their thoughts down on paper. This is sometimes called a disorder of written expression.

This video aims to shed light on the real challenges dysgrahic children and young people face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

For further information please click here or read the leaflet in the Related Documents section of this page. 

Dyslexia

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a difficulty with words; it affects a person's ability to read accurately and fluently. Dyslexia can affect all aspects of learning from reading and writing to maths, memory, organisation and concentration.

This video aims to shed light on the real challenges dyslexic children and young people face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

For further information please click here or read the leaflet in the Related Documents section of this page.

 

Dyspraxia - DCD

Dyspraxia, a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults.

Children and young people may present with difficulties with self-care, writing, typing, riding a bike and play as well as other educational and recreational activities.

This video aims to shed light on the real challenges dyspraxic children and young people face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

For further information please click here or read the leaflet in the Related Documents section of this page.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder - ODD

What is Oppostional Defiant Disorder?

Even the best-behaved children can be difficult and challenging at times. But if your child or teenager has a frequent and persistent pattern of anger, irritability, arguing, defiance or vindictiveness toward you and other authority figures, he or she may have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).

This video aims to shed light on the real challenges children and young people with Oppositional Defiant Disorder face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

For further information please click here or read the leaflet in the Related Documents section of this page.

Tourettes Syndrome - TS

What is Tourette Syndrome?

Tourette's syndrome is a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. It usually starts during childhood, but the tics and other symptoms usually improve after several years and sometimes go away completely.

Tourette Syndrome is an inherited, neurological condition, the key features of which are tics, involuntary and uncontrollable sounds and movements.

This video aims to explain about tourettes in children and young people whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

For further information please click here or read the leaflet in the Related Documents section of this page.

FREE phone service for young people who need support with their mental health in Stoke on Trent

A Stoke-on-Trent-based charity has launched a new free phone service for young people who need support with their mental health.

Younger Mind, part of North Staffs Mind, is offering the telephone support service to 11 to 18-year-olds in the city.

The new number - 0800 0051 445 - will go live today (18 April) and will be available every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm.

A Thursday evening service will be launched next week (26 April), between 4pm and 9pm.

Young people can talk about issues such as bullying, friendships, family life, school, relationships and anything else that affects them emotionally.

The support and advice service will be confidential, but if it is felt that a young person is at risk, the charity may need to share information to ensure they get the right help.

The service will not be able to offer emergency or crisis support. Any young person in immediate danger should call 999 or Papyrus’ HopeLineUK on 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786209697.

For more information about North Staffs Mind, visit nsmind.org.uk.

 

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