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What special educational needs are:

 

Some children have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. For example:

 

  • emotional/social (eg difficulty making friends)
  • reading and writing (eg dyslexia)
  • understanding things
  • concentrating (eg Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • physical needs or impairments

 

Who to talk to if your child has special educational needs:

 

If we identify your child as having special educational needs, following the correct procedure for accurately identifying a need, we will contact you to discuss our concerns. Initially this contact may be made by your child’s class teacher but you will be introduced to our Inclusion Manager [Miss Dalmedo] who will discuss our concerns in greater detail.  We will endeavour to work in partnership with you and your child on the planning and reviewing of effective and impactful additional support in order for them to progress to their full potential.

 

If you believe your child may have special educational needs please arrange a meeting with your child’s class teacher.

Useful Links   

 

Reading and maths: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?region=international#

 

All areas of learning at a range of levels

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/page/default.asp?title=Woodlands%20Junior%20School&pid=1

Select the ‘Woodlands Resources’ and there you will various activities to support and reinforce your child’s learning at school.

 

Dyslexia or dyslexic traits

The offers advice to parents in helping their child at home whether it be for homework, handwriting, spelling etc.

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about- dyslexia/parents/helping-your-child-at-home.html

 

Homework refusal?  

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/help_gradeschooler_homework.html?tracking=90456_A# and

http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Your-Kids-to-Do-Their-Homework

 

 

 

Children with ADHD

hints and tips

http://www.livingwithadhd.co.uk/parents-hints

 

 

 

Speech and/or Language difficulties

There are many strategies which can be put in place at home. The following site may be useful: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/article/speech-and-language-difficulties

 

Communication difficulties

Support can be carried out discretely using many activities which any child would enjoy: http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources.aspx

 

http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/parents-relatives-and-carers/parents-and-carers.aspx

 

 

 

How to write a social story

Social stories are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why:

http://www.autism.org.uk/socialstories

 

Eye Exercises for Better Visual Health

These activities are offered as a fun way to help sharpen "learning-related" visual skills that are critical for success in school.  If a child has deficits in visual information processing, these simple exercises alone are not sufficient to correct a problem.  Please do not confuse these exercises with vision therapy.

http://www.eyecanlearn.com

 

Hypermobility - http://hypermobility.org/help-advice/kids-teens/

 

 

Cognitive Quick Tips: Visual Memory at Home and in the Classroom

We need visual memory skills for basic tasks such as recognising letters (differences between b, p, and d, for instance), reading, spelling, math and the list goes on.

 

 


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