With the range of changes to Special Educational Needs, we have produced a series of questions and responses to support parents and carers with their understanding of how SEN is coordinated across the school.
SEN Learning Support
We have collected some useful resources to support pupils with Literacy Difficulties. Additional information can be found on http://driveforliteracy.co.uk/teach/ Feel free to click on and download these resources to use at home with your child.
For advice on what parents can do to support literacy difficulties at home: http://www.driveryouthtrust.com/parents/
Other useful websites for further information on SEN:
www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together, they support children and young people in England with their speech, language and communication
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk The British Dyslexia Association is a useful website with information about dyslexia, assessment and identification and has links to resources too.
www.cafamily.org.uk Contact a Family are an organisation providing information and support to parents of children with many different sorts of disability, including parent to parent support. They also provide comprehensive well written booklets written in a clear concise manner for parents, teachers and young people.
www.autism.org.uk The National Autistic Society give useful advice to parents of autistic children, including an online directory which will pull together information according to your child’s age, diagnosis and where they live.
www.callscotland.org.uk/Resources CALL Scotland: Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning. The resources section includes PowerPoint books, links to create your own games and advice on choosing digital technology to support learning. (See below)
www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/services_children_young_people/camhs 'YoungMinds' is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences they campaign, research and influence policy and practice.
iPad apps to support SEN:
Many iPad apps are available to support pupils with their learning. The following links attempts to identify relevant, useful apps and to categorise them according to some of the difficulties faced by children with additional needs.
‘Wheel of Apps’ to support pupils with dyslexia other literacy difficulties
'Wheel of Apps' to support pupils with Autism
'Wheel of Apps' to support pupils with communication needs
Exciting Literacy, Maths and Topic games can be found on the following websites:
Click on the weblinks below for Phonics and Literacy games:
General learning fun... including memory, typing, maths, science, vocabulary and more!