The Department of Education wants the check to be taken by as many pupils as possible and have worked closely with SEN specialists to make this happen.
Where necessary, adjustments will be made and appropriate guidance provided for SEN pupils.
For pupils who are working well below the level of the phonics screening check (for example, if they have shown no understanding of letter-sound correspondences) there will be a process in place so that they do not have to take part. Parents should be informed, if this applies to their child.
(Source: Department of Education website)