Sensory and Physical Needs

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This section covers students who have difficulties with:

Vision

Hearing

Gross motor co-ordination

Fine motor co-ordination

Independence in organising themselves

It includes conditions such as cerebral palsy, hypermobility, physical injury, dyspraxia

What can we offer?

 

Blackbrook St Mary’s can provide

Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation in line with best practice

Visual aids such as enlarged text to support basic skills , concepts and topic work.

Carpeted classrooms to support children with hearing difficulties.

School adheres to guidelines on physical access and is fully accessible to wheelchairs.

Access to support services School Nursing Team, Occupational Therapy, Children’s Disability Team, Physiotherapy.

A committed and caring staff who want to support and inspire children to reach their full potential.

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Support may include

Medical Care Plans.

Handwriting /fine motor/keyboard skills training ( In Sync Programme).

Developmental Movement Play sessions.

Meetings and in school support from the school nurse.

Access to assistive technology, lap tops,  software,  and IPod applications.

Access to teaching assistant support.

Personalised  and group provision plans

1:1 Outside Agency support from appropriate agencies

Targeted  teacher and TA support for complex medical needs, including practical support.

Exam Access Arrangements.

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