This book is for parents of children with specific language impairment (SLI). It will help parents to understand this complicated and confusing difficulty, by describing what SLI can look like in children of all ages and how it is different from other forms of speech, language and communication needs.
SEN Checklists: Lists of identifiers for SpLD / Complex Needs profiles including ADHD, ASD / Autism, Dyslexia etc. Not scientific but useful for teachers getting to grips with the basic differences, and similarities, of these frequently used labels.
A concise and practical summary of common issues surrounding transition for young people on the autism spectrum, as well as a guide to the considerations that should be taken by those supporting them. We offer some practical strategies to support transition periods as well as provide a list of useful links to other organisations and support materials.
Information for teachers and learning support assistants. Successful inclusion for children with Down's syndrome in mainstream secondary schools. Good starting poing for SENCos looking to deliver staff training or pass on useful information to others
Some schools have stopped using Individual Educational Plans, in part due to them becoming a cumbersome paper exercise. At my current school we have simplified and streamlined both the IEP process and IEP documentation. Feedback from staff and parents has so far been very good. Attached is our policy / memo that outlines the process along with our IEP template and a (fictional) example.
This set of resources developed by ‘British Dyslexia Association’, can offer support to teachers working with children with dyslexia. This resource provides information on dyscalculia, dyslexia and maths. Useful information for SENCos and other staff
PowerPoint based on LA training. Information on normal language development, and barriers to acquisition of English as a second/additional language. To be used in conjunction with How language usually develops form.
I think it's really hard to talk about and explain down syndrome sometimes, and books can be really good tools in helping your child's peers, as well as family and friends better understand down syndrome. If you want to educate your child's school, bringing in some of these books can ...
http://chasinghazel.com/2014/10/hand-strenthening-ot-down-syndrome.html 2 Occupational Therapy Activities that promote muscle development in the hands. I do them with my daughter who has Down syndrome.