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Sitting exercises

These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while - these seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow. For these exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You should…

Sleep

Long term sleep disturbances can have an enormous impact on family life. Many families can feel very isolated because of the sleep issues their disabled child is experiencing and often feel that no one can help or that strategies only work for a while before…

Sleep problems in young children

Lots of young children find it difficult to settle down to sleep and will wake up during the night. For some people, this might not be a problem. But if you or your child are suffering from lack of sleep, there are some simple techniques…

Sleep tips for teenagers

A minimum of 8 to 9 hours' good sleep on school nights is recommended for teens. Here's how to make sure your teen is getting enough sleep to stay healthy and do well at school.  Limit screens in the bedroom If possible, don't have a mobile, tablet, TV or computer in…

Solent NHS Children's Therapy Service

Who are Solent NHS? Solent NHS support children from birth to 19 years across the whole of Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth. What do they do? Solent NHS provides Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy for children and young people aged 0-19yrs who need specialist help. Your…

South Asian health issues

If you're from a south Asian background, you're more likely than people from other communities in the UK to have certain health conditions. This is also the case for some mixed-race people of south Asian descent. The term "south Asian" in these articles refers to…

The Special Care Dental Service

Good Dental care is as important as having a health check and regular visits should be made to Dentists. The Special Care Dental Service provides dental care for children and adults who have special needs, including those with; learning disabilities, severe mental health problems, behavioural…

Special care: ill or premature babies

Neonatal care in hospital Special care is sometimes provided on the ordinary postnatal ward and sometimes in a specialist newborn (neonatal) area. Having a baby in neonatal care is naturally worrying for parents and every effort should be made to ensure that you receive the…

Special educational needs (SEN)

If your child has a learning disability, their special educational needs (SEN) can be met either in a mainstream school with extra support, or in a special school. If your child has special educational needs, they will be able to access help, called SEN support, from: nurseries or…

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Banding Framework

The SEND Banding Framework has been developed by the County Council Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Service in partnership with maintained and other state-funded mainstream schools; Hampshire & Isle of Wight Educational Psychology (HIEP); Hampshire Specialist Teacher Advisory Service (STAS); HCC Education Finance; HCC…
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