SEN Support

Many parents have concerns about their child. Your child may be behaving in a way that worries you, you may feel that they are not making the academic progress you would expect, or your family may have experienced a recent loss or bereavement.
To help you with these concerns we have picked out some excellent links and resources.  But please do remember, we are here to help as well.  So please do get in touch if you have any concerns. 
 
Caroline Dinham
Special Educational Needs Coordinator.   
senco@lanner.cornwall.sch.uk
01209 216 346
 
The Local Offer - Cornwall Council
The support that is available in Cornwall and nationally to young people and children and their families aged 0-25 who have special educational needs or disabilities.
 
 
SENDIASS
The special educational needs and disability information, advice and support service.  Offering help and support regarding EHCP's, links to independent SEN information and advice providers and an excellent jargon buster. 
 
 
Parent Carers Cornwall
Parent Carers Cornwall (PCC) is the recognised Parent Carer Forum for Cornwall. Nationally funded to support families with children with SEND, endorsed locally by Health, Education and Social Care.
 
 
Autism
The National Autistic Society.  Click Here
Child Autism - Support, advice and services for children with Autism. Click Here
Girls & Autism - Flying under the radar. Information leaflet.  Click Here
The Autism Wheel - portal for all information and services related to Autism in Cornwall.  Click Here
 
 
 
ADHD
ADHD Fact Sheet. Click Here
Could your child have undiagnosed ADHD? - Click Here
Understanding and supporting your child's ADHD - Click Here
 
Bereavement
Penhaligon's Friends - a Cornish charity that supports children who have experienced the death of someone who was close to them. Click Here
 
Dyslexia
British Dyslexia Association - What is dyslexia?  Click Here
British Dyslexia Association - How can I support my child?  Click Here
Dyslexia CornwallClick Here
 
Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia Foundation - What is Dyspraxia? Click Here
 
Sensory Integration / Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a term used to describe children who struggle to correctly perceive the sensory world around them. In the past SPD was seen as part of Autism, but it is now seen as a stand alone condition.
 
Does my child have SPD? - Click Here
A short film explaining SPD from a child's point of view.  Click Here