Home Learning support for children with Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

BBC Bitesize SEN toolkit offering advice and activities covering a range of needs during lockdown

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382

Printable visual timetables to support routines at home

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/specialeducationalneeds-sen/specialeducationalneeds-sen-social-emotional-and-mental-health-difficulties/specialeducationalneeds-sen-social-emotional-and-mental-health-difficulties-visual-timetables-and-routine

Communication and Interaction

Coronavirus top tips for Families to support children with Autism

Supporting Neurodiverse children in challenging times such as during self-isolation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXPtqmHKNoE

National Autistic Society Website.

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx

Coronavirus Linked Social Stories

https://www.lgfl.net/covid19socialstories

Social story about the wider reopening of schools

Cognition and Learning (Including specific learning differences e.g.Dyslexia)

Making spellings memorable 

Nessy reading and spelling intervention (Free trial for parents currently or £24 for home learning package)

https://www.nessy.com/uk/

Dyslexia Gold: Improve Reading with Engaging Eyes and Fluency Builder, Master Spelling with Spelling Tutor, Learn Times Tables with Times Table Tutor (Currently £24 per month)

http://dyslexiagold.co.uk/

Provides practice in more than 5,000 maths and English topics.

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-4

Online classroom with schedule.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/

Numicon manipulatives to support maths work

Numicon printable

Online comics for reluctant readers covering a range of topics

https://dekkocomics.com/issue-list-home

Audiobooks

https://www.audible.co.uk/?source_code=M2M30DFT1BkSH090814004N&msclkid=68cd56ddc263197fd77c0868f9b8fcdc

Accessibility tools to reduce amount child has to read or scribe and to practise touchtyping:

Information on how to use text to speech on iPad. Further info on here about speech to text tools too.

https://www.nessy.com/uk/blog/make-ipad-dyslexia-friendly-teach-speak/

Using text to speech on Microsoft office files      

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/use-the-speak-text-to-speech-feature-to-read-text-aloud-459e7704-a76d-4fe2-ab48-189d6b83333c

Develop touchtyping skills

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

Healthy Mind activity booklet with activities for children to complete e.g. worry tree and relaxation exercises.

https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/grownups/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/04/Health-for-Kids_-Looking-after-yourself-kit-min.pdf

Lots of links and downloadable activities to support social, emotional and mental health needs

http://www.holmeschapelprimary.org.uk/page/social-emotional-and-mental-health/66481

Self-regulation coping skills poster

Yoga activities and resources

https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

Make your own sensory kit

Sensory, Physical and/or Medical Needs

Sensory Spectacle YouTube channel with ideas for sensory activities for children with sensory processing/integration difficulties e.g. home-made stress balls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTSKXRG1Wy8&list=PLkmrkp9lg-_mDH-rE0GVGbWa-X5TqhsZv

Pinwheel breathing activity instructions

Pinwheel breathing activity printable

Calming exercises

Minecraft sensory circuit

Sensory brain breaks

Instagram accounts to follow for play and sensory ideas

@play.hooray

@fiveminutemum

@beckys_treasure_baskets

@tufflove_and-sensoryplay

@sen_teacher

@sensoryplay.uk

@sensoryideas

@the_play_at_home_mummas 

Occupational Therapy Hand strengthening activities

https://www.theottoolbox.com/hand-strengthening-activities/

Gross and fine motor skill activities

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/specialeducationalneeds-sen/specialeducationalneeds-sen-sensory-and-physical-needs/sen-motor-skills