Physical disabilities refer to conditions that affect children’s physical functioning, mobility, or coordination. These disabilities can be congenital or acquired and may include conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, or limb differences.
Children with physical disabilities may face challenges in accessing the physical environment, participating in physical activities, or performing tasks that require fine motor skills.
It is crucial for children to access an inclusive school environment that accommodates their specific needs, such as wheelchair accessibility, assistive devices, and modified physical education programs. Additionally, fostering an inclusive and supportive atmosphere that promotes understanding, acceptance, and peer interaction can enhance the educational experience and overall well-being of children with physical disabilities.
Although Meare Village Primary School does not currently have any pupils that use a wheelchair, we are a wheelchair-accessible site.
Some children may have mild physical difficulties with motor skills, dressing / undressing or core stability.
If it is felt that your child may need assistance with any of these skills, the SENDCo is able to refer to the NHS Integrated Therapy Service for an Occupational Therapy assessment. If you would like to find out more about this, contact Kate Rogers (SENDCo), via the school office.