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Attendance and Absence in Scottish Schools 2006/07

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Annex B

The table below shows how the combined categories for additional support needs were produced in Tables 2.6a and 2.6b

Combined category name

Main Difficulty of Learning

Reasons For Support

Hearing impairment

Sensory - Significant hearing impairment

Hearing impairment

Visual impairment

Sensory - Significant visual impairment

Visual impairment

Physical or motor impairment

Significant physical or motor impairment

Physical or motor impairment

Language or speech disorder

Significant language and speech disorder

Language or speech disorder

Autistic spectrum disorder

Autistic spectrum disorder

Autistic spectrum disorder

Social emotional and behavioural difficulty

Social emotional and behavioural difficulties

Social emotional and behavioural difficulty

Specific learning difficulties in language and/or mathematics (including dyslexia)

Specific learning difficulties in language and/or mathematics (including dyslexia)

Dyslexia

Other specific learning difficulty (eg numeric)

Learning disability

Severe learning difficulties

Learning disability

Profound learning difficulties

Complex or multiple impairments - severe learning difficulties and significant additional impairments or disorders

Complex or multiple impairments - profound learning difficulties and significant additional impairments or disorders

Moderate learning difficulty

Moderate learning difficulties

Other moderate learning difficulty

Dual sensory impairment

Complex or multiple impairments - Dual sensory impairment

Deafblind

Complex or multiple impairments - moderate learning difficulties and significant additional impairments or disorders

Complex or multiple impairments - moderate learning difficulties and significant additional impairments or disorders

N/A - No equivalent

Other

Other

Mental health problem

Interrupted learning

English as an additional language

Looked after

More able pupil

Physical health problem

Other