There are many useful and exciting websites out there, but sometimes they are difficult to find!
Here are some websites we think are useful to parents and anyone wanting to learn about Special Needs:
Although written for teachers, this website gives a great insight into the learning worlds of children with SEND. The modules are easy-to-read slide shows with pictures and videos.
There are lots of modules, here are some of them:
The Send Hub
Lists of good quality SEND resources
These links are for some information and resources on Down's. with some of the latest research.
General Special Needs
ADD / ADHD, Autism, Vision Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Cognitive Disabilities, Hearing Impaired, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Feeding Issues, Food Allergies, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Mitochondrial Disorders, Sensory Disorders, Speech Disorders, Spina Bifida, Adapted Clothing,ASL, Augmentative Communication, Blogs & Personal Websites, Diapers, General Disability Links, Growth Charts, Homeschool Special Needs, Special Education, Special Needs Products
With links to SEND, information about EHCPs and the role of Essex authorities.
Government information about schools and curriculum.
Government information about Special Education
An insight into how pupils with severe or profound needs develop early maths and why it is important for their communication
Sounds of Intent is a framework and resources designed for children with learning difficulties. It promote engagement with sounds and develops children's listening skills.
It has three strands:
The framework of musical development covers the whole range of ability from profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) to those with autism.
The framework is freely available to anyone who wishes to use it. The full framework is at: http://soundsofintent.org/soi.html
‘very impressed with the school’s clear sense of purpose in preparing its students for life after school. ’
‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’