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Useful Links

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. (We do not endorse the views of these websites, they are freely available to the public and as such, we give readers the opportunity to explore them).

specialneedsjungle 

Advice, article and news about special needs written by parents

Testing for children with SEND: The Rochford Review

The Send Hub 

Lists of good quality SEND resources

The SEND Hub

children with special needs

http://www.childrenwithspecialneeds.com/

Information on:

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

Down's Syndrome

 

These links are for some information and resources on Down's, with some of the latest research.

AAC

https://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/

complexneeds.org
 

 

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:

   

Autism resources

National Autistic Society National Autistic Society Logo

autismuk

Information, training and  strategies for working with children with autism.

 

   

BOOKS

sen books

Books for parents and children about special needs.

specialneedsbookreview Reviews on hundreds of books, listed by category (ie: Downs, ADHD, Autism  Special Needs Book Review
   

General resources

 

 
Essex Schools http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Pages/Default.aspx

Essex Special Schools

With links to SEND, information about EHCPs and the role of Essex authorities.

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Special-Education-Needs/Pages/Special-Educational-Needs.aspx

GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/ school-life

https://www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs

Government information about schools and curriculum.

Government information about Special Education

DfE

Department for Education services

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education/services-information

Very Special Maths 

 

 

An insight into how pupils with severe or profound needs develop early maths and why it is important for their communication

http://www.veryspecialmaths.co.uk/articles/rhythm.htm

Sound of Intent 

http://soundsofintent.org/

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:

  1. encounter and listen to sounds
  2. make sounds and music
  3. interact and engage with sounds.

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. ’

    ASD report Dec 2017

  • ‘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.’

    Ofsted report

Twitter

  • Lots of exciting activities at school - three news stories added today! See Oak View Website https://t.co/0eQa3Nf0LK

  • Pupils from Oak View attended an inclusive sports hall athletic event for KS1 & KS2 pupils with SEND. See more at https://t.co/EcNMLU7167 https://t.co/8sKJErTnSj

  • Oak View Parents Coffee Morning - Friday 1st march, 9:30 to 11:00. All welcome, meet other parents, have a chat and a cup of tea. Social Worker Michelle Jephcott will be joining us and answer questions.

  • Supporting Siblings - Parent Workshop, delivered by SIBS https://t.co/6ZfQHM8hnQ, hosted by Epping Forest Inclusion Project. Insight into siblings' needs; practical ideas and supporting siblings with their feelings. Phone them on 01992 564226. Book at https://t.co/5tWZcXP7RY

  • Maples Respite: at today's coffee morning, parents made a plan to challenge the decision to reduce capacity at Maples Respite Centre. Letters and more information will be sent out soon to parents.

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