C19 - Special Educational Needs and Disability
Special Educational Needs and Disability
Books Beyond Words
A free downloadable book to explain the coronavirus to children with severe learning difficulties. They specialise in explanatory texts that don’t require words.
Lots of free resources if you use the promo code WIDGIT.
National Autistic Society
A wealth of resources, activities, guidance, games, videos and online community support for those children who are autistic or who are living with a family member who is autistic. There is also lots of useful information for how to deal with the change and disruption of such an unprecedented situation.
There is also information which details some of the issues that autistic adults and children might come across at this time and some tips and links to online resources to help combat these difficulties.
The full guidance can be found at this link:
There are also lots of ideas and resources to support those who are the sibling of someone who is autistic:
Many parents are wondering how they can explain the coronavirus to someone who does have autism, so here are several resources which are suitable for all ages:
This guidance sheet from Mencap has simple explanations and pictures with information about coronavirus and what it is, the symptoms and what to do if you think you have any of them.
This is a story titled, “My Story About Pandemics and the Coronavirus” by Carol Grey. It’s a simple and straightforward way of explaining what it is and what is being done to manage the situation, as well as how it is affecting the whole world.
Here are some really useful, fun and educational websites for parents of children with complex needs to access during this period of school closure.
Website for music, dance and sign. This site uses BSL rather than Signalong, but many are similar and the songs are fun.
The home of accessible software, enabling children of all abilities to play, develop and achieve.
Stephen Hawking Primary School - Home Learning
Visit their Home Learning Page to find some useful resources for parents to access.
Also check out their Music Therapy songs and videos.
Cause and Effect
Accessible activities to use online –
Lots of songs and videos to access. Educational songs about animals, days of the week, numbers, friends and much more.
BBC Schools website for music, dance and sign. This site uses BSL rather than Signalong, but many are similar and the songs are fun.
How to make home-made play dough
Messy Play Ideas
Stephen Hawking School
A special thank you for this activity.
To make your own music, click here.