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Special Educational Needs

 

Advice websites:

For MLD and ASD pupils  

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/supporting-children-learning-disability-asd-coping-covid-19-isolation 

 

For MLD, ASD, Disabled and SPLD pupils  

https://www.techability.org.uk/resources/aiding-learning-from-home/ 

Website that has a range of SEND resource - some have free trails. Lots for ipads and windows- worth a check through 

 

Autism Outreach COVID-19 Support

https://www.dudley.gov.uk/residents/learning-and-school/information-for-parents/specialist-education-services/autism-outreach/autism-outreach-covid-19-support/

 

Family Fund

https://www.familyfund.org.uk

Family Fund are a charitable organisation that can help families with children who have a serious illness and/or disability.

 

The web page gives details of grants and other support available.

CAMHS Resources

A website containing resources and links to support young people and families with their mental health and emotional wellbeing

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR2UyP--BuXWS9irEgXRBJkmoxR3JAEbMD4KZyH1NuNhXC_7MK_PlJU64ng

 

SEND: apps and games 

(Apps must be downloaded onto a compatible device) 

 

Brain Parade   (Requires Apple device) 

http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/ 

A visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs. 

 

HelpKidzLearn 

https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/ 

A collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure. 

 

UCL Centre for Inclusive Education 

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-and-centres/centres/centre-inclusive-education/homeschooling-children-send/managing-transition-home-schooling 

A guide to help parents adjust to remote learning by providing advice and links to resources. 

 

Audible 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2 

All children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed. 

Registration: not required 

 

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups 

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups 

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2 

10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day. 

Registration: not required 

 

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families 

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/ 

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2 

Wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people. 

Registration: not required 

 

Home Learning Activities

Reading

  • Paired reading technique can be less stressful if a child is reluctant to read aloud with parents.
  • Read aloud from the book with pupil
  • When they taps the table (or any agreed signal), let them read alone as you follow along silently.
  •  If they reads a word wrong, skips a word or does not know a word (5 second rule):
  • Point to the word
  • Tell them the word
  •  They repeat the word
  •  Join them in reading aloud again

 

Sentence strips are a nice activity after reading to provide consolidation and work on spelling/handwriting. After reading pupil and a partner both pick a sentence from the book and write onto the strips, one word in each box. Cut up the strip and swap and the other person rearranges and reads. Again they do not necessarily need the sheet, words can be written on any strips of paper and cut up.

 

Posters to help with reading at home

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_schools/7_Top_Tips_to_Support_Reading_at_Home.pdf

 

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_schools/Reading_with_TRUST_comic.pdf

 

Video to help support daily routines:

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/videos/EEF_Supporting_daily_routines_during_school_closures.mp4

 

EEF checklist to help ASD pupils with their day during closure:

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_parents/Supporting_home_learning_routines_-_Planning_the_day.pdf

 

Spelling

A good website for spelling games as any words can be inputted.

https://mrnussbaum.com/spelling-central-online-game

SOS technique (available to print below) .  They do not need the sheet can be done on a plain piece of paper split into 4 sections. Add in their targeted words one at a time.

 

Auditory processing

  • Games such as I went to the market and I bought…
  • Listen and draw activities (example attached but if you google “listen and draw activities” there are lots more)
  •  Listen and build with lego e.g. 2 blue bricks, 3 yellow and 1 red.
  •  Instructions in the garden e.g.run up and down the lawn 3 times, touch the shed, do 5 star jumps.

 

Visual processing

 Make sequences (eg coloured balls, coloured cards, lego bricks,  numbers, letters) let the child look at the sequence for 5-10 seconds, cover then they copy it and check. Start with 3 items and build up.

Fine Motor Skills

The Art of Handwriting

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