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The term Special Educational Needs (SEN) has a legal definition.
Children with special educational needs have learning difficulties or impairments that make it harder for them to learn, than most children the same age. They might need additional or different help from that given to other children the same age.
Children with SEN might need additional help with a range of needs, such as:
Many children have additional or special educational needs of some kind at different times during their education. Schools and other organisations can help most children overcome these difficulties easily and quickly, but a few children will need extra help for most or all of their time at school.
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