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This list was last updated - 04/05/2020



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      Speech sound resources

      • A huge range of speech sound resources - Twinkl
      • Listening activity for children - Cbeebies
      • Hear sounds at the beginning and end of words - Speech link
      • Saying 'i' and 'ee' game (English) - Twinkl

        Language resources

        • Webinar - Developing spoken language within the early years - WordAware
        • Developing early vocabulary. Matching game - Twinkl
        • A huge range of language resources covering various targets - Twinkl
        • Questioning and verbal reasoning - Twinkl
        • Attention and listening resources - Twinkl
        • Listening activity for children - Cbeebies
        • Auditory memory resources and activities - Twinkl
        • Speaking and listening resources and activities - Twinkl
        • Word finding, vocabulary, and categories - Humber NHS
        • Understanding and using concepts 'first' and 'last - Language link
          • Prepositions (in/on/under/behind/in front/ next-to) - Language link
            • Understanding and using - 'except', 'unless', 'but not', 'if' - Game - 1  |  Game - 2
              • Understanding and using concepts 'Same' and 'different' - Language link
                • Describing items using categories, what they're used for, or labeling features of them - Language link

                  Speech and language activity resources and information

                      • Ideas for activities, and SLCN's information - Time to talk
                      • Widget  - free and unrestricted access to Widgit Online and it’s ready-made materials for 30 days
                      • 10 weeks of free books, communication supports, speech/language activities for students with communication difficulties and SEND - Tobiidynavox 
                      • Resources and advice for supporting children who are early years and primary aged. Hints and tips to support play and communication - ICAN charity
                      • APD support - Information and links about Auditory processing disorder 
                      • NAPLIC - Developmental language disorder information 
                      • ICAN charity - Talking Point - information on children’s communication

                      Info graphic supporting good oral skills

                      Credit: Do-It solutions

                      Occupational Therapy (OT) resources and information

                        • Podcasts on sensory processing - SENDcast

                        Visuals and visual timetable resources

                          • Digital visual timetable you can use/adapt on a phone/tablet - Free trial - PicturePath App

                              • 10 weeks of free content, leveled and thematic units created with Boardmaker - books, communication supports, speech/language activities for students with communication difficulties and SEND - Tobiidynavox 
                              • Making choices board - Twinkl

                                  AAC resources

                                  • Widgit Online - Free, 30-day access. Create indivdualised boards
                                  • Free, adaptable commenting boards and a guide to using them - AAC website 
                                    • Free games accessible via alternative methods - Eye gaze/switch, etc - SENict resources

                                            Signing resources

                                            • BSL - free online course for under 18's 
                                            • Free Makaton resources - Makaton
                                            • Signing Hands - Signed stories  On Mon-Fri 10.30am join Signing Hands, on FaceBook  |  YouTube or Zoom for some daily fun
                                            • Animal signing game - Twinkl
                                            • Makaton-signed video -To help those with communication difficulties understand the current situation

                                                        Visual impairment resources

                                                        • Free apps to support students who are blind or visually impaired - Accessibite 

                                                            Literacy resources - Dyslexia and learning difficulties

                                                                • Reader Pen - A pen scanner for those with reading difficulties - that reads text out aloud in English/Spanish/French - Free 14 day trial - Sign up here 
                                                                  • CrickerSoft - Reading and writing software for all abilities - Free during this period
                                                                    • Free apps to support students who have reading difficulties - Accessibyte 
                                                                      • Phonic reading games for all children, including those who cannot read or have dyslexia. Email: for 20% off using cv2020  - Trugs
                                                                        • Emily Weston - 16 activities that children can use to aid their home reading, or their reading in school. It has a range of skills included such as prediction, summarising and inference
                                                                          • Free access to Clicker at home during this period - CrickSoftware 
                                                                            • PedFed - Free, daily literacy videos
                                                                              • Free Phonics resources for children with SEND - Ann Sullivan (you might be asked to create a free account to access the resources)
                                                                                • Reading aloud - Children can listen to stories being read aloud - YouTube
                                                                                  • Gruffalo workshop, and lots more. Plus stories read by Tony Ross, author - 7 stories, Facebook 

                                                                                    Maths/numeracy resources

                                                                                    • PedFed - Free, daily maths videos

                                                                                      Down Syndrome resources

                                                                                      • A list of resources to support learners with Down Syndrome and their families - Down Syndrome 

                                                                                          ADHD, autism 

                                                                                                • ADDISS - ADHD charity - resources and information

                                                                                                Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

                                                                                                • FASD - Teaching resources for children with FASD

                                                                                                  Learning activities and resources for a range of additional needs

                                                                                                  • Advice, learning activities and recommended toys, books, and resources for children with SEND - SEN resources blog 
                                                                                                    • Ideas for accessible and inclusive games, apps, resources - ALN home school
                                                                                                        • Free Home Learning resources for families and schools - includes virtual tours of museums, zoos, online learning, music, arts/culture, and much, much more!

                                                                                                        Life skills

                                                                                                        • Real-life learning - Resources to support functional and life skills for children and young people during school closures
                                                                                                        • First News - a newspaper for young people to get them thinking and talking about current affairs in a non-threatening way

                                                                                                            Fun, engaging, online & offline activities

                                                                                                            • Rocket kids club - Everyone can watch and be part of our Rocket Kids Club Shows broadcasting live every Friday
                                                                                                              • Gardening - A short course for all abilities aged 13-19 years-old
                                                                                                                    • A modulated and monitored, online site for autistic children and young people - Autcraft
                                                                                                                      • Tinkercad - Free software tools that help you to think, create and make 3D models online. MineCraft, Lego, and other tools
                                                                                                                          • Virtual Tours  - Virtual online tours - including zoos, landmarks in foreign countries, etc.
                                                                                                                          • Aquarium – Georgia aquarium allowing you to tour under the sea

                                                                                                                            How to make an insect hotel - nature activity

                                                                                                                            30 Day lego challenge

                                                                                                                              Movement and exercise

                                                                                                                              • Free, fun activities to get children moving - iMoves
                                                                                                                              • Fine motor: Kim Griffrin, Occupational Therapist - Daily fine motor activities families can follow along to at 11am on Facebook - the videos will also be available on Griffin OT-YouTube

                                                                                                                              Concentration and behaviour resources

                                                                                                                              • Simple, positive behaviour support resource. Plus a resource to help improve motivation in structured tasks - No experience required, includes simple, step-by-step instructions and resources for those who:
                                                                                                                                • struggle with impulsivity
                                                                                                                                • display negative reactions to rules and routines
                                                                                                                                • struggle to regulate their emotions during structured and unstructured tasks
                                                                                                                                • who require a high level of adult support within structured tasks for attention, engagement and to complete tasks.
                                                                                                                                • Task Focus Boards - Redirecting and maintaining attention in tasks - No experience required - includes simple, step-by-step instructions
                                                                                                                                  • A free resource to support children and young people during structured tasks - Working towards boards - No experience required - includes simple, step-by-step instructions
                                                                                                                                  • FREE weekly webinars from Studio III  on managing behaviour/stress/autism among other topics. Email to book & to find out what's coming up this week. 
                                                                                                                                  • The challenging behaviour foundation - info on ‘Restrictions on Contact with Family’ and FAQs ‘Coronavirus and the Law’ both in collaboration with a Barrister to help with guidance throughout the coming weeks

                                                                                                                                  Anxiety, emotions and coping with change

                                                                                                                                  Image of well being advice and emotions images to use alongside

                                                                                                                                  Credit: Julie Rayner, Irish Psychotherapy association Download PDF

                                                                                                                                  • Video/visual breathing exercise to calm stress - YouTube
                                                                                                                                  • A simple story - to help children manage anxiety about Coronavirus

                                                                                                                                  • MIND - coronavirus and your wellbeing
                                                                                                                                  • Young minds - mental health support for young people

                                                                                                                                  Credit: Mike Arminger - Download PDF

                                                                                                                                  • Beating the Virus - Free e-book - A short wordless story, that will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe. 
                                                                                                                                    • A video explaining social distancing - YouTube

                                                                                                                                    Credit: Josie Maitland

                                                                                                                                    Information for parents, carers, and schools

                                                                                                                                      • FREE weekly webinars from Studio III  on managing behaviour/stress/autism among other topics. Email to book & to find out what's coming up this week. 
                                                                                                                                      • A daily SEND Q&A session to answer any questions in the Education Matters group on FaceBook (UK) - Simpson Millar 
                                                                                                                                      • CCH Community Child health - A guide for parents and carers to support children with learning disabilities or autism while practicing social distancing and self-isolation
                                                                                                                                      • Information and training on ADHD, autism, SLCN's, Dyslexia, Sensory processing, Working memory, ABI and other areas of special educational needs and disabilities - list compiled by Jarlath O'Brien
                                                                                                                                      • Educational Adviser, Gareth Morewood shares well wishes and useful resources on behalf of the entire S3 community during this uncertain time period: Audio recording here
                                                                                                                                      • CPD - Information and training on ADHD, autism, SLCN's, Dyslexia, Sensory processing, Working memory, ABI and other areas of special educational needs and disabilities - list compiled by Jarlath O'Brien

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                                                                                                                                      Written by ChatterPack


                                                                                                                                      so informative

                                                                                                                                      geoffrey on May 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                      Fantastic resources. Thank you for compiling the list for us.

                                                                                                                                      Carol Lindley on May 13, 2020

                                                                                                                                      A great list of resources – thank you

                                                                                                                                      Kate Newham on May 13, 2020

                                                                                                                                      Thank you for the amazing lists of resources

                                                                                                                                      Nicola Hodgkinson on May 08, 2020

                                                                                                                                      Such an amazing list of resources. Such a great help.

                                                                                                                                      Catherine on May 08, 2020

                                                                                                                                      This is such an informative and user friendly pack – thank you so much for putting so many things together. Easy to access for parents/carers and school staff.

                                                                                                                                      Trudi on May 04, 2020

                                                                                                                                      Excellent list. Thank you for putting it together. I am the director Linden Global Learning Support Services, a learning support agency based in Germany. We have a dynamic team of learning support and behavioral specialists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, counselors and school psychologists, so we are very very grateful for your work!

                                                                                                                                      Chi on Apr 30, 2020

                                                                                                                                      Thank you for this it has some amazing links and information.

                                                                                                                                      Laurie Clegg on Apr 30, 2020

                                                                                                                                      Super course great resources and very informative

                                                                                                                                      Michelle on Apr 30, 2020

                                                                                                                                      super online course great resources very informative

                                                                                                                                      Michelle on Apr 30, 2020

                                                                                                                                      My son is self isolated and he has got ADHD

                                                                                                                                      Simon on Apr 30, 2020

                                                                                                                                      Thank you so much for this list, so many great links

                                                                                                                                      Ann Speed on Apr 30, 2020

                                                                                                                                      A lot of free resources and information. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                      Rashpal Bains on Apr 30, 2020

                                                                                                                                      Thank you so much for all the sites and information so very helpful

                                                                                                                                      Elaine Pace on Apr 30, 2020

                                                                                                                                      Amazing wealth of resources. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                      Michelle Hussey on Apr 30, 2020

                                                                                                                                      Wow great work, God bless you

                                                                                                                                      Lyn on Apr 10, 2020

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