Resources for parent during the Coronavirus restrictions’

Activities and exercises to help with fine motor , handwriting, sensory processing and self-care
https://www.hrch.nhs.uk/services/search-services/occupational-therapy-children-richmond​ 

Speech therapy support ideas
https://www.hrch.nhs.uk/services/search-services/speech-and-language-therapy-children-richmond

SEND learning and activity links from AfC (local authority)
https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/covid-19-updates-and-resources/resources

Sources of support from local voluntary groups
https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/covid-19-updates-and-resources/voluntary-and-community-sector-support

Resources and links to charities and organisations to support children with SEND during Covid19 restrictions
https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/covid-19-updates-and-resources/easy-read-and-support-resources-about-covid-19

In addition below you will find a list of information websites, tips and resources to help you support your children with their additional needs, learning and self-esteem. Children have varying needs and there is no one size approach fits all. It is quite common for children to have additional needs that span all these areas, so select the resources that meet the needs of your child, without worrying too much about the label or category they fall under. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and these SEND strategies will be beneficial to many children, whether or not they have a diagnosis. If you need further advice you can contact our Inclusion Officer via email:  k.duffy@hamptonwick.richmond.sch.uk

ASD
https://www.autism.org.uk/
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life/parents-carers.aspx
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/specialeducationalneeds-sen/specialeducationalneeds-sen-social-emotional-and-mental-health-difficulties/sen-friendship-and-social-skills
http://autismteachingstrategies.com/free-social-skills-downloads-2/

ADHD

https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/information/parents/
General Info on ADHD – http://www.adders.org/info170.htm
Self esteem – http://www.adders.org/info79.htm
Managing ADHD – http://www.adders.org/info58.htm
https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

DYSLEXIA

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/advice/children/how-can-i-support-my-child
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/homework-study-skills/8-working-memory-boosters
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
Free Phonics games – https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
https://www.weareteachers.com/working-memory/
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/homework-study-skills/8-working-memory-boosters
Free audio stories https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
MOTOR COORDINATION DYSPRAXIA
https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/
http://www.movementmattersuk.org/
Dancemat Typing – free beginners typing course for children. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
Motor skills development: https://www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/application/files/2915/2285/5110/1st_Move.pdf
Social stories and comic strip cartoons: https://www.autism.org.uk/about/strategies/social-stories-comic-strips.aspx
5 point scale: https://www.5pointscale.com/

Social skills games: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/specialeducationalneeds-sen/specialeducationalneeds-sen-social-emotional-and-mental-health-difficulties/sen-friendship-and-social-skills

DYSCALCULIA

https://www.sess.ie/categories/specific-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia/tips-learning-and-teaching
https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/dyslexia/neurodiversity-and-co-occurring-differences/dyscalculia-and-maths-difficulties
https://blog.brainbalancecenters.com/2016/02/5-strategies-for-managing-dyscalculia
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/partnering-with-childs-school/instructional-strategies/at-a-glance-classroom-accommodations-for-dyscalculia
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
https://www.10ticks.co.uk/