Parents' Toolkit: SEND

SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.

Supporting wellbeing

How physical activity can support children with special educational needs and disabilities at home
Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day
Five ways to support children’s mental health
Seven techniques for helping kids keep calm
Schooling tips for parents of autistic children
5 reasons why recognising your emotions is important
Five steps to help with children's wellbeing
Discover the 'Calm Zone'

Isolation inspiration

Five multisensory activities you can do with your child at home
SEND music activities
Top tips to support your child's reading at home
Introductory music lessons
Five ideas for fun things to do if your child is ‘shielding’
Activities and learning with sounds
I am a Robot - Sing, Sign and Dance Challenge
How to adapt physical activities for people with disabilities
Makaton with Justin and Mr Tumble
Magic Hands – BSL poetry
Dyspraxia – How Tree Fu Tom can help

Top tips

Seven ways to support your child with SEND at school
Five ways to support your child with dyslexia at home
Supporting children during times of uncertainty
Top tips for lockdown with autism
Resources for people with learning disabilities.
What is ADHD and what help is available for children with ADHD?
Coronavirus help and support
Help for parents of dyslexic children
Coronavirus support for families with deaf children
Covid-19: Five ways RNIB services can help
Managing the transition to homeschooling
Communication and interaction
What does the Coronavirus Act mean for my family?

Personal stories

Carrie and David Grant: parenting children with additional needs in lockdown
Coronavirus with autism – personal stories
Lockdown sees special needs family group started
Lockdown with autism – Why it’s hard and how to help
1800 Seconds on Autism
'He's autistic... that's not all he is'
What is life like as a young carer for a sibling?
'Music transformed my autistic son's life'
How home schooling helped my child with SEND

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