Specialist teaching of physical impairment varies on a case by case basis as physical impairments impact learning in different ways. Our specialist teachers of physical impairment work towards making the curriculum as accessible as possible so that children and young people maximise their potential and are fully supported in their learning. Making the curriculum accessible could include the use of specialist equipment, adaptations to teaching materials or the use of specific learning strategies bespoke to the child or young person.
Some children and young people with a physical disability (PD) require additional ongoing support and equipment to access all the opportunities available to their peers.
SEND code of practice, 2015
We offer a broad range of specialist teaching services in relation to physical impairment, including:
Physical impairment can be lifelong or temporary, and our services support both types of physical impairment. If you require a service which is not included in the list above then please get in touch to find out how we can help.
Our specialist services can be accessed by education, health and other professions working with children and young people.
Our specialist physical impairment teachers provide consultancy on an individual, group and whole school level. Examples of consultancy services we offer include:
If you would like to speak to a member of our team about specialist teaching consultancy in relation to physical impairment then please get in touch to find out how we can help you.
SENCo and specialist assessor
Dr Julie Alfrey
Educational and child psychologist
Dr Kelly Ward
Educational and child psychologist
Assistant educational psychologist
Our physical impairment specialist teachers offer a broad range of training, including:
In addition to the above courses we provide bespoke training, and external CPD events.
Our training is available on and off site for education settings and organisations in relation to health, psychology and education.
[Education settings] must make reasonable adjustments, including the provision of auxiliary aids and services, to ensure that disabled children and young people are not at a substantial disadvantage compared with their peers. This duty is anticipatory – it requires thought to be given in advance to what disabled children and young people might require and what adjustments might need to be made to prevent that disadvantage
SEND code of practice (2015)
We take a whole school approach within all of our specialisms as it increases understanding of needs among education staff. Taking a whole school approach integrates strategies and policies whilst promoting inclusion.
We work with children and young people with all levels of physical impairment. Examples of physical impairment we support include:
Physical impairment may be temporary, such as broken bones, and we also work with these impairments. If you require our services in relation to a physical impairment which is not listed above then please get in touch to see how we can help.
The benefits of using our specialist physical impairment teachers can be seen on an individual, targeted and whole school level. Our specialist teachers:
Input from our specialist physical impairment teachers can lead to sustainable and long-lasting benefits within an education setting.
Our services can be funded through a variety of ways.
Our physical impairment specialist teaching services benefit children, young people and education staff. To appropriately support physical impairment needs within a context of education, needs must first be identified.
Our specialist multidisciplinary services can be commissioned through a service level agreement and as standalone input.
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