SEND – Social, emotional and mental health

Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour.

These behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression, self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained.

Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.

 

Emotional Development Profile of Need

  • Needs profile 0
    • No significant needs in this area.
  • Needs profile 1
    • Some difficulty forming healthy emotional attachments.
    • Lacks self-confidence and self-esteem.
      Needs profile 2
    • Difficulty in forming healthy emotional attachments.
    • Fairly often shows lack of or inappropriate emotions and interaction with others.
  • Needs profile 3
    • Difficulty in regulating emotions (e.g. laughing at others distress).
    • Shows extreme responses in when experiencing changes in routine/transition.
    • Displays bizarre ritualistic/obsessive repetitive or stereotyped behaviours.
      Needs profile 4
    • Difficulty in regulating emotions (e.g. laughing at others distress) including self-harming and self-stimulation.
    • Behaviour severely withdrawn, bizarre, obsessional.

 

Dispositions and Attitudes Profile of Need

Needs profile 0

  • No significant needs in this area.
  • Needs profile 1

    • Impulsive behaviour and inconsistency when responding to boundaries and correction. Occasionally disruptive.
    • Sometimes lacks curiosity and interest in the environment and is unmotivated to explore and learn.
  • Needs profile 2
    • Frequently disruptive.
    • Behaviour is variable dependent on context. May be in conflict with peers/adults.
    • Occasionally physically/verbally aggressive.
    • Often lacks curiosity and interest in the environment and is unmotivated to explore and learn.
    • Fairly often distracted from task.
    • Sometimes inattentive to teacher and other support staff.
    • Finds group learning activities in a variety of situations difficult.
  • Needs profile 3
    • Highly resistant to interventions/adult support.
    • Regularly shows physical/ verbally aggressive & intimidating behaviour to peers & adults.
    • Disruptive on daily basis.
    • Shows little interest in their surroundings and when learning new skills.
    • Rarely leads own exploration and play.
    • Finds it very difficult to cope with most learning situations as an individual or as part of a group.
    • Shows very little interest in school work at all.
  • Needs profile 4
    • Highly uncooperative and very resistant to interventions and adult support. Behaviour regularly aggressive on a frequent and sustained basis to peers and adults.
    • Shows no interest in their surroundings and when learning new skills. Never leads own exploration and play.