CLDD briefing packs
These briefing packs provide initial information about conditions which often overlap with others to form the complex make up of children with complex learning difficulties and disabilities (CLDD). There are ten packs on different topics that can be downloaded below, each of which includes:
(a) Briefing sheet: This sheet provides initial information about these conditions for those who want a brief introduction (eg teachers and higher level teaching assistants). It provides references to some key texts about the condition.
(b) Classroom support sheet: This sheet provides ‘must have’ basic information about the condition for staff newly arrived in the classroom and needing to work immediately with a young person who has that condition.
(c) Information sheet: For those who would like to follow up the topic in greater depth, this sheet provides more information with further references.
There is also a glossary to explain any terms or concepts not explained in the sheets. More information about the packs, their function and tips for use can be found here.
The briefing pack topics are:
1. Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)
2. Attachment disorder
3. Premature birth
4. Rare chromosomal disorders
5. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
6. Mental health
7. Sensory impairment
8. Fragile X syndrome
9. AutismEffects of drug use and smoking during pregnancy