Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

During these stressful and uncertain times, it is vital that we help children, especially those with Special Educational Needs, understand what coronavirus is and why everything is changing all the time. This is because uncertainty can often result in intense feelings of anxiety for students with autism. Social scripts are the key for helping children with autism to understand events and situations. The attached website, has useful information on how to create your own social script or story.


A sudden change in a child’s life can make them feel lonely or anxious. It can affect their wellbeing, and how they understand and respond to others.Learn what the signs are and how to help if your child is struggling.


The BBC have this brilliant link to help children with SEND

A great tool for assisting children in creating calm and relaxing their minds during the days is mindfulness. Here are some great sites that are free to join and have small mindfulness activities that the children can complete at home.


The National Autism Society understand that many autistic people and their families will be feeling very anxious about coronavirus (COVID-19). Over the next few days, they'll be planning what they can do to support autistic people and their families at this extremely difficult time. They've shared some initial information, some resources and an update on upcoming events – please keep a check on their website over the coming days and weeks.


We know many of our supporters are feeling anxious, so we’ve collected a series of resources, which includes, social stories, a new daily schedule template, how to keep children entertained, managing anxiety and much more…

The whole world is talking about the corona virus. What is happening in the world right now? Nurseries and schools have closed, and children are asking a lot of questions. ❓ This movie uses PLAYMOBIL to help explain in a way that children can understand what is happening right now, what we can all do to ease the situation, and why it so important to avoid contact with other children and adults. Watch Video on our YouTube Channel:

👉 https://youtu.be/5DlOGKpMNs4

#Staysafe #stayhome #playhome

Just thought this was a great resource that may be useful. Coronavirus explained in Makaton