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Childhood acquired brain injury: the hidden disability

A quick guide to understanding and supporting children with acquired brain injury. Childhood Acquired Brain Injury: The hidden disability

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Coping in a Crisis & SEND information for schools

Staffordshire County Council
Coping with a Crisis in Schools - advice and guidance for headteachers, teachers and governing bodies. Coronavirus (COVID-19) SEND information and updates for schools. Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities

Dance Mat Typing

Dance Mat Typing by the BBC is a free, interactive, fun and easy-to-use resource for kids.  The system is complete with animated animal characters, graphics and sounds. 

Doorway Online - touch typing

Doorway Online provides touch typing games which take learners from the home keys to mastery of the whole keyboard and typing sentences. Each activity has a range of accessibility options.

Education Endowment Foundation - special educational needs in mainstream schools

The Education Endowment Foundation has developed this guidance report which offers five evidence-based recommendations to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.  It provides a starting point for schools to review their current approach and suggests practical ideas which schools can implement. Please visit the…

Graduated Response Toolkit: Guidance Early Year Settings and Schools

The Graduated Response Toolkit has been produced in line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 2015.  The SEND Code of Practice (2015) provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and…

A guide to preparation to adulthood and progression to post 16 education and training

This Professionals Guide has been co-produced by staff within schools and colleges, social workers, careers advisors and local authority officers.  The guide seeks to support professionals working with young people preparing for adulthood and in particular considering their next steps in education and training from…

iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia, Reading and Writing Difficulties

See the Call Scotland website which attempts to identify relevant, useful apps and to categorise them according to difficulties faced by people with dyslexia, reading and writing difficulties. In the electronic version, App names are ‘clickable’ links, taking you to information about the individual App on…

Motor Skills United - Occupational Therapy Programme

An easy-to-use fun filled programme, designed to develop all areas of motor and perceptual development. The activity cards are organised into colours for each skill base, covering hand-eye coordination, eye tracking, bi-lateral integration, core stability and balance, spatial awareness, proprioception and auditory/visual sequencing. Created by…

Movement Matters - Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Movement Matters is the UK umbrella organisation representing the major national groups concerned with children and adults with coordination difficulties, a condition called Developmental Coordination Disorder (or DCD) and sometimes referred to as ‘dyspraxia’.  Movement Matters was formed early in 2011 to act as an umbrella group to…