Remote learning can be challenging for all children, particularly those learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Here are a wide range of websites and resources, aimed to support children and families with SEND.
BBC Bitesize have a specific SEND section on their website, offering lots of advice and resources to support remote learning for young people.
Special Needs Jungle offer lots of support and useful links for families.
‘ChatterPack’ is a voluntary community project, which offers free support for schools, parents and children with SEND. They have a wide range of resources including free websites, a monthly newsletter and lots of resources to support a wide range of Special Educational Needs.
To find out more, click here.
For free home learning resources, click here.
For free Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy support and resources, click here.
If your child, or anyone in your family, is struggling to cope with the current situation, ‘Young Minds’ have a range of resources and support bases available to help.
The ‘Young Minds’ website has tips and advice on how to support your child’s mental health during the pandemic and also has links to external services, which can provide further support and information.
‘Empowering Little Minds’ provides ideas and resources for sensory and
messy play, aimed at children aged 2 – 10 years old.
‘Singing Hands’ is a YouTube channel which uses features Makaton songs and rhymes.
‘Relax Kids’ provides a free ‘Calm Pack’, which includes advice for children, parents and carers.
Remote Learning advice for specific areas of need including Dyslexia, ADHD and Autism.
South Tyneside Local Offer provides resources, advice and links to external agencies to support parents and young people with SEND.
The Government have also produced a list of online resources, aimed to support learning across the curriculum for all children. This includes links to charities to support Mental Health, Speech and Language and many other areas too.
If you would like any additional information or support, please email [email protected]