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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. 

 

https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/downloads-shop/beating-the-virus

Widgit Online

Lots of free resources if you use the promo code WIDGIT.

 

https://widgitonline.com/offer?utm_source=Widgit+Centres&utm_campaign=3585be410c-WO-PROMO-WC&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a61d674378-3585be410c-501160877&mc_cid=3585be410c&mc_eid=3003036ace

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:

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

 

There are also lots of ideas and resources to support those who are the sibling of someone who is autistic:

https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life/siblings.aspx

 

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.

https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20UPDATED%20130320%20SD%20editsAH.pdf

 

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.

https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf 

COMPLEX NEEDS

Here are some really useful, fun and educational websites for parents of children with complex needs to access during this period of school closure.

 

BBC Schools

Website for music, dance and sign. This site uses BSL rather than Signalong, but many are similar and the songs are fun.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise

 

HelpKidzLearn 

The home of accessible software, enabling children of all abilities to play, develop and achieve.

https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

 

Stephen Hawking Primary School - Home Learning 

Visit their Home Learning Page to find some useful resources for parents to access.

https://www.stephenhawking.towerhamlets.sch.uk/

 

Also check out their Music Therapy songs and videos.

https://www.stephenhawking.towerhamlets.sch.uk/page/?title=Music+Therapy+Songs&pid=83

https://www.stephenhawking.towerhamlets.sch.uk/page/?title=Classroom+Songs&pid=79

 

Ian Bean

Classroom Songs/videos

https://www.ianbean.co.uk/ss_playzone/

 

Cause and Effect 

Accessible activities to use online –

http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources

https://sensorystoriespodcast.com/free-special-stories/

https://sensorystoriespodcast.com/covid-virus/

https://sensorystoriespodcast.com/video-jukebox/

http://thesingingwalrus.com/

 

BBC Schools

Lots of songs and videos to access. Educational songs about animals, days of the week, numbers, friends and much more. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVkL60Jm0Nw

 

Messy Play Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjk-F8Q0hcY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc2MWKXzIVQ

 

Sensory Bottles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7zp7KbxbKY

Stephen Hawking School 

A special thank you for this activity.

 

Massage Stories 

Music Making 

To make your own music, click here.