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Team for Physical Disabilities (Rochdale Additional Needs Service)

The Team for Physical Disabilities (PD) aim to remove barriers to learning, participation, progress and independence through the use of strategies and equipment such as:

  • Assessment                       
  • Teaching
  • Training              
  • Coaching             
  • Assistive technology
  • Alternative and augmentative communication                   
  • Symbol supported texts
  • Resource adaptation                      
  • Individual health care plans                        
  • Risk assessments            

What we do

We work very closely with health professionals to enable schools to support students to be independent and as included as possible in the whole of school life.

We work mainly in mainstream settings with students of school age, but can also cover transition from pre-school/nursery, and to post-16 provision. All of the students we work with have some sort of physical difficulty with taking part in school life.

For example:

  • Getting into, moving around or using the school building.
  • Using equipment such as seating, toilets, pencils/pens or tools for taking part in lessons.
  • Communicating through speech or writing.
  • Managing their medical condition in school.

Who to contact

Contact Name
PD Team, Rochdale Additional Needs Service
01706 926400

Where to go

Name of venue
Rochdale Borough Council
Venue address
Floor 4, Number One Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1XU

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals are made through the school or your health professional

Last Updated: 18/10/2021
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