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 Social, mental & emotional health  
 

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Top Tips for parents and carers:

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Talking about Mental Health: 

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Statutory Guidance

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 Cognition & learning  

 

Links to guidance and advice:

Learning disability advice and helpline:

https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support

British Dyslexia Association:

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/dyslexia

PATOSS-Dyslexia, students’ Advice:

https://www.patoss-dyslexia.org/

Advice for parents from the Alliance for Inclusive Education: 

https://www.allfie.org.uk/audiences/parents/

Support for people with autism and learning disabilities:

https://dimensions-uk.org/

 

 
 Communication & interaction  

Links to guidance and advice:

Fantasticdyspraxic offer a blog and useful advice for parents:

https://www.fantasticdyspraxic.co.uk/

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) advice:

http://www.movementmattersuk.org/default.aspx

Support for people with autism and learning disabilities:

https://dimensions-uk.org/

National Autistic Society:

https://www.autism.org.uk/

Autism Society:

https://www.autism-society.org/

 

 
 Sensory and / or Physical Needs  

Advice for parents from the Alliance for Inclusive Education:

https://www.allfie.org.uk/audiences/parents/

 
 
  COVID 19 resources and advice for children with special educational needs and their families
 
 
 
Government advice how to make learning from home possible for children with SEND: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-with-send-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19
 
  Social, mental and emotional health
 

How to talk to children about Coronavirus:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/talking-to-children

Advice how to talk to children about Covid 19:

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

Cheshire East Mental Health Service Covid 19: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/campaigns/covid-19-information-point/mental-health-help-for-young-people.aspx

Tips for parents of children with attention deficit disorder:

https://www.good-thinking.uk/coronavirus/advice-for/parents-children-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/

 

  Cognition & learning
 

Dyslexia Homeschooling support:

http://addressingdyslexia.org/supporting-children-and-young-people-home-covid-19

Video to support children with dyslexia with learning from home: https://studyingwithdyslexiablog.co.uk/parent-support

Information pack (easy to read) for families by the Down’s Syndrome Association:

https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/download-package/coronavirus-what-is-it-how-to-stay-safe-easy-read/

 

  Communication and interaction
 

Resources for learners on the autistic spectrum:

http://www.starsteam.org.uk/coronavirus-resources

Carol Gray’s picture story to explain COVID 19 to children with SEND and Autism: https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf

National Autistic Society Covid 19 advice:

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx

 

  Sensory and / or Physical Needs
 

Support for home-learning with a hearing impairment:

https://www.ndcs.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-and-support-for-deaf-children-information-for-families/

 

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