Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) require additional support in order to get the best out of the curriculum and their school experience. These students often face different challenges when it comes to learning due to their individual needs, and require customised support from educators in order to reach their full potential. It is imperative for teachers and parents to understand the needs of these students in order to provide them with the best possible education.
There are various aspects of school that SEND students can find particularly challenging such as schoolwork, reading, writing, number work, expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying and organising themselves.
It’s important to note that these students’ needs and challenges are unique to the individual and require tailored solutions, but what are some of the necessities these students require?
- Sensory equipment is a great way to stimulate students’ five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Sensory solutions may include equipment that incorporates bright changing colours, different sounds and a variety of textures. This can help students have a better understanding of the world around them and assist them to process the information.
- Assistive technology is another way you can help SEND students. It consists of any technology that can improve learners’ functional capabilities such as adaptive computers, text-to-speech software and visual boards. This type of equipment can give a student independence and help to build their confidence.
- Playgrounds can encourage students with sensory challenges to develop their motor skills, keep them active and help them to explore all their senses. Having additional spaces like outdoor sensory pods can also enhance their learning experience if the school doesn’t have room in the main building.
By investing in these resources and creating an inclusive culture, schools can ensure that all of their students have the opportunity to thrive.
If we can help your school updates its SEND equipment, please feel welcome to contact us now on 01625 415 400.