Severe Learning Difficulties

Support for children and young people with Severe Learning Difficulties.  

What are Severe Learning Difficulties?

Severe Learning Difficulties is where children and young people have much greater difficulty than their peers understanding and learning basic numeracy and literacy skills.  They may also have speech and language difficulties and poor social skills, making it hard to focus and work independently.

What Support Does this Service Provide?

The Special Educational Needs Inclusion Service supports the personal, social and educational development of pupils with Special Educational Needs arising from Severe Learning Difficulties.

We do so by working in partnership with children and young people, educational staff, parents or carers and other professionals.

We provide support for children and young people in mainstream primary and post primary schools. We also work with schools to make them fully inclusive for our children and young people with Severe Learning Difficulties.

We provide information, advice, training and guidance, carers and school staff. 

You can also read our Easy Read: A Guide for Children and Young People on the SEN Inclusion Service Severe Learning Difficulties

Contact the Severe Learning Difficulties Service

The Moderate Learning Difficulties Service can be contacted for advice and information specific to children and young people who have, or may have, severe learning difficulties.