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Sensory & Physical Needs

Children with sensory or physical needs may have a disability, such as;

  • physical disability

  • vision impairment

  • hearing impairment

  • multi-sensory impairment (both hearing and vision difficulties)

  • dyspraxia (also known as Developmental co-ordination disorder)

They may need specialist equipment to access learning and other opportunities available to their peers.

They may also need support to help with daily tasks such as eating or travelling.



Example Provisions & Interventions


  • Seating position in class

  • Learning environment considerations eg position of classroom

  • Access to equipment e.g. pen grips, laptop

  • Rest Breaks



  • Alternative ways of recording

  • Use of ICT

  • Typing skills

  • Use of alternative equipment

  • Fine motor skills intervention e.g. handwriting/High 5

  • Gross motor skills intervention e.g. FUNFIT

  • Advisory Teacher Input


  • Personal emergency evacuation plan

  • Physio plans

  • Risk assessments

  • Advisory Teacher Input

  • Preplanning for trips


Sensory & Physical Needs

Miss Claire Tanner (Assistant Headteacher / SENDCO)

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