Parents' Toolkit: SEND
SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.
Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day
Mindfulness can be a helpful concept for a child to practise. Here are some top tips as well as activities you can do at home.
Five ways to support children’s mental health
Top tips for supporting your children's mental health from clinical psychologist, Dr Hazel Harrison.
5 reasons why recognising your emotions is important
Child mental health expert, Shahana Knight, shares her insight into why it's important to try to understand and recognise your emotions. From BBC Teach.
Five steps to help with children's wellbeing
Clinical psychologist, Dr Hazel Harrison, outlines five steps you can use to help support children's wellbeing, as well as your own. From BBC Teach.
SEND music activities
A series of music activities, from delivering a story with songs to encouraging children to explore music using objects and sensory materials. From BBC Bring the Noise.
Top tips to support your child's reading at home
Language development expert, Tara Parker, suggests some top tips to help you make the most of your child's reading time. From BBC Bitesize.
Activities and learning with sounds
Help your child discover and make quiet and loud sounds. From the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Ten Pieces.
I am a Robot - Sing, Sign and Dance Challenge
Join in with us as we sing, sign and dance. From Bring the Noise
Makaton with Justin and Mr Tumble
Using a sign language called Makaton, Justin and Mr Tumble help children learn how to communicate and develop language skills. From CBeebies.
Magic Hands – BSL poetry
Ashley, Donna, Aimee and Simon translate poetry with British Sign Language. Watch poems and join in with the theme song. From CBeebies.
Five ways to support your child with dyslexia at home
Karen Mace provides tips on home schooling your child if he or she has dyslexia.
Supporting children during times of uncertainty
Tips and resources for supporting your child through unsettling times. From Place2Be.
Resources for people with learning disabilities.
Information about coronavirus designed for people with learning disabilities and tier carers. From Mencap.
What is ADHD and what help is available for children with ADHD?
The Child in Mind podcast. From Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
Help for parents of dyslexic children
Help with FAQs, created by parents for parents. From Dyslexia Assist.
Coronavirus support for families with deaf children
Advice for parents of deaf children, including information on school closures and accessing hearing aid repairs and batteries. From the National Deaf Children's Society.
Managing the transition to homeschooling
Top tips for managing the transtion from school to homeschooling for young people with SEND. From University College London.
Communication and interaction
Resources to help families support pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Speech, Language and Communication Needs. From University College London.
Coronavirus with autism – personal stories
Real life examples of challenges autistic people and their families are facing. From the National Autistic Society.
Lockdown sees special needs family group started
More than 200 families of children with special needs have joined a Facebook group to help them through the coronavirus lockdown. From BBC News.
'He's autistic... that's not all he is'
Eliza talks about her young son, Isaac, and gives her advice for other parents whose children are on the autistic spectrum. From BBC News.
What is life like as a young carer for a sibling?
Meet young people who help care for their siblings who have additional needs. From Newsround.
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More from BBC Education
BBC Tiny Happy People: SEND
Advice to support language and communication development for families of early years’ children with SEND
SEND and primary school
Advice and stories for parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities from the Bitesize Starting Primary School campaign.