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PMLD

WHAT IS IT?

PMLD Stands for profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) (or MDVI – multiple disability and visually impaired).
There is no accepted definition of profound and multiple learning disabilities, but it is commonly associated with Pronounced Developmental Delay with significant physical and sensory impairments and Epilepsy.
Most people with profound and multiple disabilities will have physical disabilities and will be unable to walk and have to use a wheelchair. They may have hearing and sight problems. They will communicate non-verbally, that is, they will not speak or if they do, will use only a few words. Some may use signs and symbols or look and point to what they want.
Children with PMLD benefit from alternatives therapies, such as Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy and benefit greatly from interaction with others within the mainstream community.

SYMPTOMS?

SOME OF THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS ARE:
Difficulties with reading, writing and comprehension;
Unable to understand and retain basic mathematical skills and concepts;
Limited vocabulary and communication skills;
Short attention span;
Under developed co-ordination skills;
Lack of logical reasoning;
Inability to transfer and apply skills to different situations;
Have difficulty remembering what has been taught.

Our Vision

Our vision:  to provide every individual, with the opportunity and enabling environment to grow and flourish to achieve their full potential. Our mission

  • To meet the varying needs (including religious and cultural needs) of individuals with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) using a holistic approach.
  • To provide a nurturing environment that is happy, safe and stimulating through a team of highly skilled specialist staff
  • To ensure it is a beacon of excellence and leading force for SEND within the local and extended community (raising awareness, and delivering training and development programmes).
  • Working in partnership as part of a multi-agency network to meet the needs of individuals with SEND and their families.

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