Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) is a collective term to describe a range of complex and chronic difficulties experienced by many children and young people.
The special education needs (SEN) code of practice describes BESD as a learning difficulty where children and young people demonstrate features of emotional and behavioural difficulties such as:
Being withdrawn or isolated
Being hyperactive, impulsive and lacking concentration
Having immature social skills
Displaying a disruptive and disturbing nature
Presenting challenging behaviours arising from other complex special needs
BESD covers a wide range of special educational needs. This includes children and young people with emotional disorders and conduct disorders/hyper-kinetic disorders - including attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD).
BESD also covers children and young people whose behavioural difficulties may be less obvious. For example - those with anxiety, who self-harm, have school phobia or depression and those whose behaviour or emotional well-being are seen to be deteriorating.
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