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What are Special Educational Needs?

The term 'special educational needs' (SEN) refers to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age. Help will usually be provided in their mainstream school, sometimes with the help of outside specialists such as Star SEN. If your child has special educational needs, they may need extra help in a range of areas, for example,

  • schoolwork
  • reading, writing, number work or understanding information
  • expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
  • making friends or relating to adults
  • behaving appropriately in school
  • organising themselves
  • some kind of sensory or physical needs which may affect them in school

You may have heard about dyslexia, dyscalculia, language difficulties, etc. and wondered what they are and if your child could be affected.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Click here for more information.

What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is a learning difficulty that affects the ability to acquire number skills. Click here for more information.


Once diagnosed, help is available from your child's school. Star SEN can help establish a diagnosis and can help school decide on the best way to support your child.

Star SEN Services and Information for Parents:

Star SEN offers these services to help parents support children with Special Educational Needs:

  • Parent Meetings on how you can support your child
  • Full diagnostic assessment for Dyslexia or Dyscalculia including full report valid for Exam Access arrangements and recommendations for support in school and at home
  • Spotlight Assessment of strengths and needs with full report and recommendations to enable a targeted, effective response
  • Assessment for Exam Access arrangements for Primary and Secondary
  • Language assessment with report including recommendations for home and school

Competitive rates. Please call us to discuss.

We are always happy to discuss which of our
services will meet your needs.