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Dyslexia can affect the way people communicate, and it’s different for everyone. It is not just about reading and writing and it is not a sign of low intelligence. Dyslexia exists in all cultures, for all abilities and socio-economic backgrounds., PZ Content Page
Restorative approaches approachesRestorative approachesMany people may believe that those who bully others must be punished. Restorative approaches are built on values which separate the person from the behaviour. They promote accountability and seek to repair any harm caused in a situation., PZ Content Page
English as an additional language as an additional languageEnglish as an additional languageIf English is not the main language that you and your family speak at home, your child may need some extra support to help them learn., PZ Content Page
Experiencing bullying behaviour bullying behaviourExperiencing bullying behaviourIf your child has experienced bullying behaviour, this may include: being called names, teased, put down or threatened; being hit or hurt in some way; having belongings taken or damaged; being left out; online abuse and more., PZ Content Page
Interrupted learning learningInterrupted learningWhatever has caused your child's interrupted learning, they may need some additional support to help them do their best at school., PZ Content Page
Travelling communities communitiesTravelling communitiesIf your child is from a travelling community, there will be many traditions that are important to them and to you. Staff at your child's school should be aware of this and will work to support your child and respect their traditions., PZ Content Page
Social and emotional behavioural needs and emotional behavioural needsSocial and emotional behavioural needsYour child may display disruptive behaviour (low-level, serious or violent), and will require additional support to develop positive behaviour in school and possibly to stop offending in the community., PZ Content Page
Highly able pupils able pupilsHighly able pupilsIf your child is highly able this means they are working, or have the potential to work, ahead of other children and young people their own age., PZ Content Page
Selective mutism mutismSelective mutismIf your child has selective mutism they will speak freely to only a small number of people with whom they feel comfortable., PZ Content Page
Health needs needsHealth needsAt some point in their life your child might need additional support in school due to physical or mental health needs., PZ Content Page
Autism spectrum disorder spectrum disorderAutism spectrum disorderIf your child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), they will have difficulty making sense of the world. They may have difficulties in: social communication; social interaction; social imagination and flexible thinking., PZ Content Page
Learning environment environmentLearning environmentYour child may experience difficulties in their learning and achievement, and in involving themselves fully in the life of their school., PZ Category Page GP0|#aa1faf24-ef3c-47ec-ad54-68199e1b927d;L0|#0aa1faf24-ef3c-47ec-ad54-68199e1b927d|Learning environment;GTSet|#95bfa9fc-b050-4264-a21d-ac7bd80d2a90;GPP|#7feb37ac-9390-4764-8d86-fea16376b13b;GPP|#3aaf6c3c-502f-4436-8a9e-32f93d0166a7;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
Looked after by the local authority after by the local authorityLooked after by the local authorityUnder the provisions of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, 'Looked After Children' are defined as those in the care of their local authority. They could be looked after at home, or away from home., PZ Content Page
Disability and health and healthDisability and healthYour child may experience barriers to their learning because of a sensory or specific language impairment, autism spectrum disorder or learning difficulties or a physical or mental health need., PZ Category Page GP0|#ec15ed71-990d-40f3-a8c3-2432f09053af;L0|#0ec15ed71-990d-40f3-a8c3-2432f09053af|Disability and health;GTSet|#e300bc71-6335-4618-a176-0c7f5eca6420;GPP|#7feb37ac-9390-4764-8d86-fea16376b13b;GPP|#3aaf6c3c-502f-4436-8a9e-32f93d0166a7;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
Social and emotional factors and emotional factorsSocial and emotional factorsYour child may experience challenges in their learning because of a difficulty in forming relationships with adults and peers or because they struggle to express their feelings and thoughts., PZ Category Page GP0|#e7e8fded-c35c-4c1d-aebc-0b91fb8806ab;L0|#0e7e8fded-c35c-4c1d-aebc-0b91fb8806ab|Social and emotional factors;GTSet|#95bfa9fc-b050-4264-a21d-ac7bd80d2a90;GPP|#7feb37ac-9390-4764-8d86-fea16376b13b;GPP|#3aaf6c3c-502f-4436-8a9e-32f93d0166a7;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
Bereavement child may be experiencing a change such as the death of someone close, family separation, divorce, or natural disaster. Your child can receive support from staff, which may last for a short time or for a longer period., PZ Content Page
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder deficit hyperactivity disorderAttention deficit hyperactivity disorderIf your child has any of the following symptoms, they may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): attention difficulties; impulsiveness and hyperactivity or: not able to sit still, plan ahead or finish tasks., PZ Content Page
Family circumstances circumstancesFamily circumstancesThere are many different family circumstances that might cause difficulties for your child's learning., PZ Category Page GP0|#6ee4a241-89cb-473e-9a5c-7c573b025215;L0|#06ee4a241-89cb-473e-9a5c-7c573b025215|Family circumstances;GTSet|#95bfa9fc-b050-4264-a21d-ac7bd80d2a90;GPP|#7feb37ac-9390-4764-8d86-fea16376b13b;GPP|#3aaf6c3c-502f-4436-8a9e-32f93d0166a7;GPP|#c2a018e8-f604-43eb-b15a-3940008d4730
Language or speech disorder or speech disorderLanguage or speech disorderIf your child finds has difficulty with speech, they could have a speech disorder. If they have trouble understanding others or sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings, then they have a language disorder., PZ Content Page
Deaf and hearing impaired and hearing impairedDeaf and hearing impairedIf your child has a loss of hearing, they might not need a lot of support, but their progress will be monitored. For other children, a lot of support and planning may be needed to make sure they achieve to the best of their ability., PZ Content Page
Down's syndrome's syndromeDown's syndromeIf your child has Down's syndrome they are likely to have learning difficulties and may also have health issues related to their condition., PZ Content Page
Physical and motor impairment and motor impairmentPhysical and motor impairmentIf your child has an injury or disability that hinders normal physical functioning, they have a physical impairment. If your child has a loss or limited function in their muscle control, movement or mobility, they have a motor impairment., PZ Content Page
Young carers carersYoung carersYour child may be looking after someone in your family who has an illness, a disability, a mental health problem or a substance misuse issue, and will probably be taking on a practical and emotional caring role., PZ Content Page
Visual impairment impairmentVisual impairmentIf your child has a visual impairment, their development before school may have been limited because of the sight loss. When your child goes to school, their teacher will make sure their development is improved., PZ Content Page

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