About the Severe Learning Difficulties Service

General information about the Special Educational Needs Inclusion Service for Severe Learning Difficulties Team and who they work with.

Who we are

The Special Educational Needs Inclusion Service for Severe Learning Difficulties (SENIS SLD) is a team of dedicated staff who specialise in providing support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) arising from Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).

The team works throughout Northern Ireland with children and young people with severe learning difficulties from primary to post primary education age, helping them to access the curriculum and overcome barriers to learning.

Who we work with

We work with:

  • Other EA support services;
  • External agencies including schools and Health and Social Care Trusts;
  • Public Health Agency; and
  • Families and carers of children and young people. 

A number of professionals may be involved and GDPR guidelines are adhered to at all times with permission gained from those with parental responsibility to discuss any child.

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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.