SEND Areas of need


 Operational definition
Areas of Need 3 Four broad areas of need, identified in SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years (2015).

Reflective questions

  • What opportunities are in place for trainees to develop their knowledge about the four areas of need and different identified SEND needs?
  • How is this linked to research, policy and practice?
Four Broad Areas of Need
Four Broad Areas of Need: Useful Websites
Four Broad Areas of Need Videos
Training Materials to Support Pupils with SEND
Communication and Interaction
Autism: A resource pack for school staff
Girls and Autism
Developing Autism Friendly Schools and Communities
Cognition and Learning
Support Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) in Secondary Schools
Supporting STEM students with dyslexia
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)
Mental health and behaviour in schools
Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome
Sensory and/or Physical Needs 
Communication and Interaction
Autism Competency Framework
Checklist for Social Communication Difficulties Friendly Classroom
Speech, Language and Communication Framework (SLCF)
Cognition and Learning
Guide to Creating Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)
Simple strategies for supporting children with Pathological Demand Avoidance at school
Person-Centred Planning (PCP) and Mental Health
Person-centred planning (PCP)
Communication and Interaction
Exploring Sensory Preferences: Living Environments for Adults with Autism
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)
Mainstream inclusion, special challenges strategies for children with BESD
Sensory and/or Physical Needs
The Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project
 Active learning task
Unpacking SEND Pupil Profiles
Systematic Research to Support Ongoing Professional Development
Cognition and Learning
What do those with dyslexia see?
 Case study
This is an ongoing project; further resources will be added as they become available.
 Further reading