Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Children with Special Educational Needs and Difficulties (SEND)
Rucks of Fun is inclusive of all children regardless of gender, race, colour, religion or social background. Children with special educational needs or disabilities are also welcomed. As a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO) I have experience in working with children from the four areas of special educational needs and disabilities as outlined in the
Special Education Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 Years.
Behavioural, Emotional, Social and Mental Needs including:
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
Communication and Interaction Needs including:
SCLN Speech and Language and Communication Need
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Cognition and Learning including:
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties
SLD Severe Learning Difficulties
PMLD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
SPLD Specific learning difficulties
Dyslexia (reading and writing)
Sensory/Physical Needs including:
VI – Visual impairment
HI – Hearing impairment
MSI – Multi-sensory impairment
PD – Physical disability
Rucks of Fun supports the development and learning of children with special needs and disabilities in the following ways:
Behavioural, Emotional, Social and Mental Needs - Classes have a regular pattern for familiarity, they are relaxed and promote positive interactions with praise and encouragement enabling children to feel valued and secure. Children are encouraged to respond and explore through modelling and interaction by myself and other adults.
Communication and Interaction Needs - Children with communication difficulties can respond with movement to music and visual aids and playing instruments in a variety of ways
Cognition and Learning Needs - Rucks of Fun Classes use a variety of learning styles to cater for all children including visual, aural and kinaesthetic approaches and I believe if a child is having fun, then they are learning, perhaps more than we realise!
Sensory/Physical needs - Visually impaired children can respond to the physical contact of props, hearing music and learning of actions developing spatial awareness. Hearing impaired children can experience sounds through, vibrations, rhythms and actions and respond to visual aids. Children with physical disabilities can respond to music and visual aids and undertake all activities supported by an adult, as all equipment is accessible and caters for a variety of needs.
I am more than willing to dicuss privately with a Parent/Carer about how their child can be included in a Rucks of Fun Class