SEND Web Links

Links addressing special needs issues in general and early intervention

Parenting websites (parents for children typically developing and children with special needs)

Behavioural, Social, and Emotional Needs 

(Examples-depression, eating disorders, ADD, ADHD, Tourette’s Syndromes, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)-easily annoyed and deliberately annoying to other people, mental health difficulties)

Associations - Behavioural, Social, and Emotional Needs

Down Syndrome – Dubai/UAE

Sensory and Physical Needs  

(Examples-blind, partial sight, deaf, partial hearing, Conductive Deafness, Glue Ear, Sensori-neural Deafness, deaf and blind, cerebral palsy)

Understanding Vision Impairment

Associations-Sensory and Physical Needs

Hearing impairment

Cerebral palsy

Medical Conditions or Health Related Disability

(Examples-asthma, diabetes, allergies, epilepsy, cancer)

Associations-Medical Conditions or Health Related Disability

Communication and Interaction Needs

(Examples- Speech impediment, Stuttering, Stammering, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, Persuasive Language Disorder)

Associations - Communication and Interaction Needs

Learning Difficulties

(Examples-Specific Learning Difficulty, General Learning Difficulty, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD), Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)-check, Dyscalculia (developmental lag in acquisition of numerical skills), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (Development Coordination Disorder (DCD), Dysgraphia (handwriting difficulties), Non-verbal Learning Disorders (NVLD), Right-Hemisphere Learning Disorders


Gifted and Talented

(Examples-outstanding ability or aptitude in one or more areas of creative or academic achievement—poetry, drawing, sport, or drama)

Associations - Gifted and Talented

National Association of Gifted Children (USA)


(Examples-permanent or temporary condition resulting from illness or congenital disorder)

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