Although these are divided up to link with various diagnosed difficulties, it is likely that many of the strategies will be useful for children with other problems, included those who may not be on the Special Needs Register. ADHD Aspergers Autistic Spectrum Disorders Behaviourally Challenged Pupils Brittle Bones Cerebral Palsy Coeliac Disease Down’s Syndrome Dysarthia [...]
With a young child make sure all adults who are in contact with him/her know that she/he should not be eating flour products. It might be a good idea for schools only to allow eating in certain supervised areas. Have some gluten-free biscuits handy in case he/she forgets his break. Use science and other [...]
A disorder of the intestine caused by sensitivity to gluten, found in wheat products.
What to look for: A child with this problem may suffer from vomiting, weight loss and diarrhoea. He/she may also feel tired, breathless and lethargic.
Treatment: Alternatives to bread products.
People who can help: SENCO/Resource [...]
Jackie is 5 and has not been at school long. She has coeliac disease so her mother provides her with a suitable snack for break and a packed lunch. The school has its own cafeteria and the food on offer is particularly exciting to the children. The sweets and cakes also appeal to Jackie [...]