Together for Families supports children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.
You can find information on the support we provide and how to access it below. We also signpost to national and local resources.
The team supports or replaces speech or writing with other forms of communication. They also provide support on using high-tech voice output Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices in schools.
This team works with children and young people aged 4-16 with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition.
Educational Psychologists are specialists in learning, emotional well-being and child development. The team work with children and young people and provide advice to their parents and other adults who teach and support them.
This service works with children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD - including Dyslexia) and Moderate (or General) Learning Difficulties.
The Early Help service identifies the most appropriate help for a child or young person aged from pre-birth to 18. This is extended to 25 where a young person has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.
Find information, advice and support available to families in Cornwall.
The Hearing Support Team provides specialist hearing support and advice for infants, children and young people who may have temporary or permanent hearing loss which is impacting their education.
This service provides support to children or young adults with a physical disability or medical needs who attends school. Support is also provided to the school.
Find out what support is available for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health. Support is also available for schools.
Find out about communication support from our Speech and Language Therapists in the Communication Support Team.
This team make arrangements for children and young people with the most complex Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. They also handle school admissions for children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.
The team work with:
- Children and young people, aged 0-25 years, with a diagnosed visual impairment
- Their families
- Settings, schools (mainstream and specialist) and colleges
- Other professionals
Follow the link above to find out what support they provide and how to make a referral.
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