You know your child better than anyone else. If your child is pre-school, don’t wait for their next routine health check – visit your GP and ask for their opinion. If your child attends a pre-school speak to their teacher or key worker.
If your child is already in school (including nursery) talk to their teacher. Ask also to speak to the school’s Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), who organises extra help for children with SEN.
Talk to the teacher/SENCO about:
- why you think your child has SEN
- what the school can do to help
- what you can do to help
Your child’s teacher and the SENCO will use the SEN Code of Practice to work out whether your child has SEN.