Year Groups: SEND
Please find some links to useful resources for supporting children with SEND during Covid-19
If you would like more support for your children for SEN or wellbeing, we have compiled a list of resources which you might find helpful at this time. The list includes resources for speech and language , ASD, dyslexia, ADHD, as well as a variety of ideas to support wellbeing. Follow the link to access the list. We have organised them into three areas: General SEND, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Speech, Language and Communication and Specific Learning Difficulties. All the resources here are an optional supplement or alternative to the work set by your class teacher. We hope that you will find them useful in supporting your child at home.
Links to General SEND resources
At the BANES website you can find long list of really useful resources for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities including lots from the Autism Support Service based at Fosseway School and a list of downloadable apps to support well-being.
Rainbow resource is Bath and North East Somerset’s Local Offer for children with SEND.
There are some helpful tips and advice for supporting children with SEND during lockdown at The School Run website
BBC Bitesize also has a SEND Parent’s Toolkit
Mental Health and Wellbeing
This social story helps younger children to understand more about coronavirus https://nursedottybooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf
A lovely online picture book called ‘Staying at Home’ https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf
https://www.heartsmart.family/ provides a toolkit for resilience, well-being and healthy relationships that you can use at home as a family.
There are lots of activities to help anxious children feel calmer on the Childline website https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
For families supporting children with autism, there are lots of helpful links on the Fosseway School website http://www.fossewayschool.co.uk/professional/asd-support/
http://www.thinkavellana.com/new-blog/2015/11/23/how-to-teach-your-kids-about-the-brain has a great explanation of how our brain works; how we become dysregulated and what we can do about it. Great for children and adults alike!
The ELSA support website, which we use a lot in schoo,l has a huge amount of free resources to support mental wellbeing during lockdown https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/coronavirus-support/
Coronavirus: Top tips for families from the National Autistic Society
Speech, Language and Communication
Useful resources for younger children with language difficulties
The following links are useful for older children with language difficulties.
BBC bitesize has some great resources for grammar and sentence structure activities.
More resources for grammar activities and free to use.
The Literacy Trust has lots of creative ideas for supporting speech and language development at home
Scroll down this page and you will find some links for SEND specific resources
Specific Learning Difficulties
The The British Dyslexia Association website provides lots of useful advice for supporting children with dyslexia at home.
There are some great audio/video links on the Dyslexia Assist website to support a child with dyslexia in all areas of learning from telling the time and learning the order of the months of the year to learning times tables.
Children who are reading Oxford Reading Tree books can access them online for free on the Oxford Owl website.
Barrington Stokes have created a homeschooling help pack