SEN/EHC Support has quite a bit of information that could help with troubleshooting.
The booklet on the left provides an overall picture. It touches on the Graduated Approach under the heading Working Together Team. For more about this approach see: Graduated Approach
The go-to place for SEN & Disability information is the Lincolnshire Family Services Directory. Click the icon on the right to browse or search.
- The Local Offer is part of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEN&D) reforms, of 2014. Click on the SEND Local Offer menu at the top of their screen to see clearly set out options. Its purpose is:
- to improve information about services and provision
- to improve provision by working directly with families, children and young people.
- This is their index of topics about support with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs.
- It includes a guide to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC) with a video and associated links. Some children may need to be assessed for one. The assessment process goes like this.
- If a child or young person has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, or has been assessed as needing one, then a personal SEND budget can be requested. See: outline money.
- The Transistions Pathway for ages 14 – 25 is designed to move away from an educational focus with a person centred approach to enable children and young people to have better life outcomes. See guide.
SPELL is a framework for understanding and responding to the needs of children and adults with autism. It stands for Structure, Positive approaches and expectations, Empathy, Low arousal, Links. Click icon to find out more.
Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) is another broad brush approach to working with children or adults with autism. It has more to do with values and priorities than specific techniques. Click icon for more detail. The NAS Early bird programme draws on the TEACCH approach. See also: Autism UK Wikipedia
The SEND code of practice lays out the statutory guidance for organisations such as schools who work with children who have Special Educational Needs. Liase talks about it as the parent’s bible for SEND meetings. Alternatively, see publication.
- Chapter 6 – This chapter applies mostly to mainstream schools. (Page 91) Liase says to print this chapter and use highlighters and a pencil to note each paragraph for use at your SEN meeting at school.
- Chapter 9 – This chapter covers all the key stages in statutory assessment and planning and preparing the Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
The Special needs Jungle is a parent-led resource offering information and informed opinion about children and young people with SEN.
- See SEND flowcharts EHC plans for example.
- Their SEND Info menu, at top of screen, offers more detail about Special Educational Needs. Hover over it to see what is there.
- Education may be linked to health these days. See their Health menu.
- Also, how are the SEN & Disability reforms of 2014 going? See Education News.
Individual Education Plan
This is something for children with special educational needs. Click on the icons below for more information.
Here are some links for parents of children who may have special educational needs (SEN) in Lincolnshire. Educational needs may now be considered together with health and care needs in an Education Healthcare Plan (EHCP).
- Where to start: SEN outline SEN introduction
- Lincolnshire: Useful documents SEND provision changed in September 2014, including extension to ages 0 – 25.
Families should be involved in writing the plan and making it work.
- The 2014 changes – according to support groups: How they affect you
Official publicity: Outline FAQs Impact Myth busting 1 Myth busting 2 SEND full guide
- Other views: Getting an EHC plan How to apply for an EHCP Differences: EHCP & Statement
- Post 16 – now for all young people: FAQ See also: Preparing for Change about post 16 support.
- Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum: Legislation.
Please be aware that we, at GAIN, are not qualified to give advice. See disclaimer.