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How will I recognise if my child has special needs?

How will I recognise if my child has special needs?

Special needs are not always easy to identify and children quickly adapt to cope with their difficulties.  You may notice your child has difficulty with:

  • all school work

  • specific areas of school work such as reading, writing, numeracy, understanding or processing information

  • self-expression or expressing and understanding what others are saying

  • listening or paying attention

  • establishing relationships, making friends or relating to adults

  • behaving appropriately in or out of school

  • personal organisation

  • motor skills: may be impaired or slow

  • sensory or physical needs

  • a combination of any of the above.