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Difficulties eating, drinking and feeding

If a child refuses food or has difficulty with eating, it can often leave parents feeling very anxious, helpless and frustrated. This is especially so for disabled children. A disabled child can have difficulty feeding for several reasons, such as: finding it difficult to chew,…

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Age 0-16

Disability Living Allowance, known as DLA for short, may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who is under 16 and who has difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability. DLA for…

Early years - ages 0 to 5

Specialist support for children aged 0-5 years who have a special educational need or disability. How to get support If you think a child aged 0 to 5 has special educational needs, they can be assessed for support. If they are in a nursery or…

Education for Children with Autism in Hounslow

If you think or someone has suggested your child maybe showing signs of Autism more information including what steps to take can be found on the Concerns about my child development page. Following a diagnosis of Autism there is a range of support and advice…

Education health and care plans (EHC plans)

An education health and care plan (EHC plan) is for young people up to 25 years old with complex needs who can’t get the support they need in mainstream education. Mainstream schools can support most children with SEND. You’ll only need an EHC assessment if…

The EHC Plan process

Before submitting a request for an EHC assessment check the criteria for assessment. Week by week guide for parents Week 1. Your assessment request is received by the the special education needs (SEN) team. Week 6. The Local Authority will decide if your child or the…

Exam Access arrangements

How do SEN or Disabled Pupils gain access to public examinations? What is an exam access arrangement? This is a special adjustment that a pupil with special educational needs or a disability requires in order to be able to take an examination. For example, a…