This is where you can tell the council about your concerns that have led to you wanting the EHC needs assessment. Think about what you feel is important for them in the following areas, what needs are you seeing? Can you think of any support, equipment or strategies that they might they need to help manage them?
Communication and Interaction Think about what difficulties they have understanding others or letting you know what they need.
Cognition and learning Think about what areas they struggle with, what type of learning environment they prefer and do they respond better to information in a particular format such as written down, verbally or in picture form.
Social emotional and Mental Health Are they able to make and maintain friendships? Think about how they behave at home, at school and in other settings – does it change depending on where they are and what they are doing?
Physical and or Sensory Needs Can they use equipment independently or do they need support? Do they have any motor skill difficulties such as with writing, holding pens, holding scissors, tying shoe laces? Can they dress and undress independently? Are they able to use the toilet independently? Can they eat their lunch independently and use cutlery? Are they sensitive to light, sounds, foods, different environments, crowds? Do they need to fidget or move about?
Independence and Self Care Are they able to care for themselves? Do they understand concepts such as road safety, using money, time, and stranger danger? Are they able to get themselves dressed, cook, and look after their personal hygiene?