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.I've had a quick look and it looks really good. Hope you find it useful!

If you have a child with special education needs - these free sessions are for you.


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.


World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is observed every year on 2 April in order to raise public awareness and highlights the need to help and improve the quality of life of those with autism so that they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society. We are all born unique and our differences are what makes us, us! Today we mark Autism Awareness Day but inclusion and understanding is something we should do every day. For ideas with activities that you might like to do today with your children take a look at our free amazing things can happen Autism resource pack 👉https://www.twinkl.co.uk/l/m36fy

This visual timetable may be a great help in planning and structuring your days. Simply change the activities around to help you create an engaging and diverse week of activities. Free to download from twinkl. 

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


How brilliant is this! A free downloadable book: a book created by a nurse to help ease children’s fears about the coronavirus outbreak has proved a hit - download it here: https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-…/ @nursedottybooks #explanation #covid_19 #help #homeschooling #homeschoolinguk

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With more schools closing across the world to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we wanted to do something to help parents, teachers and carers who use symbols to support their children and young people. To make sure symbol users have access to the systems and resources they need, we would like to offer free and unrestricted access to Widgit Online and it’s ready-made materials for 30 days.

⭐️ Use code WIDGIT30 ⭐️

You can create your free individual account here: www.widgitonline.com/offer If you already have an individual account subscription or trial you can use the same codes to unlock all of the ready-made materials available in Widgit Online worth over £180, more information and instructions can be found here: https://bit.ly/2QGH1f7 If you have any questions please get in touch: info@widgit.com

To help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, we are releasing 7 songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. With more to follow in the coming weeks!