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What is SEN?

SEN(Special Educational Needs)

  • Hearing issues — Speaking abilities is likely to be affected causing serious communication and social problems

  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity — Easily distracted and having difficulties in concentrating especially for sustained periods of time

  • Intellectual disabilities — Difficulties in utilizing knowledge and skills, poor attention span and difficulties with paying attention

  • Difficulties with reading and writing — Weaker in organizational skills and abilities. Typically excel with speaking abilities.

  • Physical disabilities — Weaker in body coordination and poor spatial awareness

  • Visual impairment — Requires heightened focus when learning, use of braille; they get tired easily by staying focus even for a short period of time

  • Autism — Typically lack of emotional response and facial expressions; enjoy solitude and are uncomfortable with change

  • Speech difficulties — Owing to speech difficulties, often affect their schooling, emotions and social life

  • Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties — Adverse emotions and behaviours that diverge from socially accepted norms, impairing their academic & social performance

Source: EducationBureau_EducationSystemandPolicy_SENguide


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