Special educational needs and disabilities

Special educational needs and disabilities

Introduction
Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) suffer exclusion in education.

‘Those with special educational needs must have access to regular schools, which should accommodate them within a child-centred pedagogy capable of meeting these needs.’

– The Salamanca Declaration 

Why It Matters

There are 93 million children worldwide under 14 years old with a moderate or severe disability
Primary school completion is at least 10 percent lower for SEND children
Only 5 to 15 percent of low- and middle-income children who need assistive tech have access

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