Special Educational Needs
Here are some useful websites to support children with additional needs.
If you have any questions, please contact Kay Clarke: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Stories about the Coronavirus – help your child to understand what is happening and why
Addington School has a selection of Social Stories to explain the Coronavirus in a simple way to children with autism and speech & language difficulties:
Addington School Coronavirus Information (see the social stories on the right-hand side.)
Clicker is a programme to help children with writing. We have a free access code for the next 6 weeks:
Code for Bearwood Staff and parents: 82QTU YR4PD 8DK4B 2MAQQ
Go to www.cricksoft.com/home-installation for all the information you need to get started, including installation instructions and helpful hints for getting the most out of the software. I would also recommend that you join our Facebook group, where there will always be someone on hand if you have any Clicker questions or ideas to share.
Twinkl – Twinkl is offering a One Month Ultimate Membership free of charge to every parent.
Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Twinkl has a section on SEND which you may find useful
It is VITAL that children read every day. For children who find it difficult to read long books, a good strategy is to read for 5-10-minutes at a time, two or three times a day.
Listening to stories and talking about them is also useful:
If your child is having difficulty with spellings, start on the spellings for a younger age group and check your child can spell those words before moving up.
This is a useful skill for all children but especially for those who are Dyslexic or who have difficulty with writing. Here are some free websites:
Relaxation and Mindfulness to support mental health
It will be important, especially for those children who are feeling anxious about the current situation, to take time out to relax, exercise and focus on the present moment. Some daily kids’ yoga and mindfulness will be beneficial: