Additional Support Needs

Additional Support Needs (ASN) Department

The Additional Support for Learning Department ensures that all pupils are given equality of opportunity to access a broad, balanced curriculum.

A very wide range of factors may lead to children and young people having a need for additional support. These factors fall broadly into four overlapping themes: learning environment, family circumstances, disability or health need, and social and emotional factors (Education Scotland 2014).

The ASN Department works closely with all other departments to develop appropriate strategies and resources to overcome barriers to learning.

For further information on any of the following areas, please use the links provided:

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/supportinglearners/additionalsupportneeds/add/index.asp

Autism spectrum disorders

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/supportinglearners/additionalsupportneeds/autism/index.asp

Deaf and hearing impaired

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/supportinglearners/additionalsupportneeds/deafandhearingimpaired/index.asp

Dyslexia

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/supportinglearners/additionalsupportneeds/dyslexia/index.asp

English as an additional language (EAL)

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/supportinglearners/additionalsupportneeds/eal/index.asp

Highly able children

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/supportinglearners/additionalsupportneeds/highlyablechildren/index.asp

Looked after children

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/supportinglearners/additionalsupportneeds/lookedafter/index.asp

Visual Impairment

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/supportinglearners/additionalsupportneeds/visualimpairment/index.asp