Supporting a family and staff with a child who has SEND

In January 2013, Aamir and his mother attended St Edmund’s Stay and Play sessions set up for children and families with SEND. This session is run by a qualified practitioner. The school SENCO spent time in these sessions getting to get to know Aamir and his mum and from this time together was able to become aware of his needs. From these interactions the SENCO was able to start offering sign posts to external services, such as the Visually Impaired (VI) team, which she felt would benefit Aamir. The (VI) team ran sessions from the sensory room at lunchtime so mum and Aamir were able to access this service in the children’s centre.

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