To all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and others who support them.
Please see the letter below.
Supporting your child with SEND: learning at home during lockdown
If you’re a parent/carer of a child with SEND who is struggling or feeling under pressure to help their child complete work set by schools, you can get help and advice here:
1. In the first instance, contact your child’s teacher at school to ask about how best to complete the work with your child.
2. The Special Educational Needs and Disability Support Service (SEND SS) staff are also available to help parents/carers, of children with SEND, who would like to talk about helping their child complete the work school has set, or about helping their child to manage the unusual situation of being home all day and not going to school.
3. If you are not already in touch with a member of SEND St. Stephen's staff, and you are a parent/carer of a child with SEND, you can access support from SEND SS Service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The team have also produced a whole host of helpful guidance to support your child’s learning at home which can be viewed below.
In addition to the above, any Personal Assistants (PAs) that are still supporting or care providers can support families with this aspect too.
Top tips for supporting your child with home learning
IDL (Indirect Dyslexia Learning)
With the current situation we want to be able to support parents using IDL at home with their children as much as possible to ensure the students are still learning and getting the very best out of the programme.
We have arranged a second 30 minute online demonstration for anyone who needs assistance using IDL, this is taking place on Wednesday 20th May at 11am
Please click here to access the training:<http://link.idlsgroup.com
Stories to help children understand the current situation
Story for children with speech and language difficulties - Ted and Tess series
CLICKER - WINDOWS, MAC, IPAD, CHROMEBOOK
Due to the spread of COVID-19, many children’s routines have changed and anxieties for some are running high. To help children work through their feelings, we have published some new reading and writing Clicker Sets on LearningGrids.
The new resources include a When I Feel Worried series, with a Clicker Book, Sentence Set and Clicker Board, to help younger children to think about things they can do to feel better when they are worried.
You can access these and many other resources that help children to explore their emotions and feelings via the LearningGrids area in Clicker.