Early identification of SEND
Some children are born with a disability or have an early diagnosis. Some children’s special educational needs are identified during health visitor checks or through visits to a doctor. For many children additional needs are identified in the child’s early learning provision, through normal assessment procedures.
All children are routinely assessed so that teachers and practitioners can plan appropriate learning for children based on what the child needs to experience next as part of their healthy development.
If a child needs something additional to or different from the learning planned for the group then that may be described as ‘special educational needs’ (SEN).
Support services for children aged 0-5 with additional needs