Resources & Help

Resources for Deaf/hearing Impaired Children Books for Teachers Professional Development Courses For Teachers Resource Books/Text Books Software Teaching Packs Videos Websites Word Games for Children with SLD(Dyslexia) Listening Activities for Young Children with SLD(Dyslexia) Brain Gym – an approach to physical exercise which some people claim can help learning for all children. These articles are …
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People and Roles in Special Educational Needs

Class Teacher Classroom/Special Needs Assistant (NI) Classroom/Special Needs Assistant (RoI) Learning Support Teacher Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) Paediatrician School Management Educational Psychologist (NI) Educational Psychologist (RoI) Parents Occupational Therapist Resource Teacher Physiotherapist Visiting Teacher/Peripatetic Service Speech and Language Therapist


Teaching strategies to help special educational needs

Although these are divided up to link with various diagnosed difficulties, it is likely that many of the strategies will be useful for children with other problems, included those who may not be on the Special Needs Register. ADHD Aspergers Autistic Spectrum Disorders Behaviourally Challenged Pupils Brittle Bones Cerebral Palsy Coeliac Disease Down’s Syndrome Dysarthia …
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Assessment

All children in education must be assessed regularly and their progress reported to parents. For some children with special educational needs the levels of the national curriculum may not be appropriate. In the UK there is a system for assessing those with special educational needs called the Performance Criteria Scales. (P – levels). These have …
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Student Activity Area

In this area we will publish the work of student teachers and their pupils.  If you have any materials which you would like to share we would be delighted to receive them. Numeracy activity to help pupils deal with bills The Weakest Link Integration of Environmental education, ICT and Art for pupils with Behavioural and …
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Videos

Aspergers Autism A is for Autism (Channel 4 NAS Publications Dept) Rain Man (Warner Home Video) autism an introduction (Dept. of Education, DES, ISA, PAPA) The Ages of Autism (NAS Publications Dept) Dyscalculia Dyslexia Down’s Syndrome Education: preparation for life (DSA 1995 020 86824001) Epilepsy Epilepsy and Diabetes – A Guide for Schools (Pink Cow …
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Useful Websites

ADHD http://www.adders.org/ http://www.adiss.co.uk http://www.addinschool.com/elementary/socialskills.htm Aspergers www.aspennj.org/educ.html Autism http://www.nas.org.uk General Sites related to Special Needs Assessment of Special Needs (type moderation into search box) http://www.autismconnect.org/ http://www.do2learn.com Blindness/visual problems http://www.rnib.org.uk http://www.starfall.com/n/level-a/index/play.htm http://www.checkthemap.org/links/fun_sites (this site has links to activities for students with learning disabilities) Down’s Syndrome Down Syndrome Ireland Down’s Syndrome Association UK http://www.uce.ac.uk/library/public/edsen.htm http://www.cafamily.org.uk Dyscalculia http://www.inclusive.co.uk http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/faqs/inclusion/56233/#56732 http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/tutors/expertcolumn/dyscalculia …
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Software

Mathematics NumberShark – helps with basic numeracy, including those with poor short term memory, attention span and sequencing skills. White Space, 41 Mall Road, London W6 sales@wordshark.co.uk Mathsbase uses small steps and repetition to develop pupil confidence and maintain progress. http://www.mathsproject.com/ Tell the Time A free downloadable program which helps children and those who have …
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Textbooks and teaching materials

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Reading Wolf Hill series. Suitable for older children with Reading difficulties. levels 1 -5 Literacy Scheme for Specific Learning Difficulties Lifeboat authors Ellis & Davison. Contact http://www.robinswoodpress.com/main/index.php Listening Skills Jean Gilliam De Gaetano Pubished by Winslow Look, Listen, Think Prim-Ed Listen, Think & Do 1 & 2 Each pack contains photocopiable exercises …
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Professional Development Courses for Teachers

M Ed. M.Sc. (DASE) Special Educational Needs Queen’s University, Belfast Includes compulsory study of current policy and issues, and assessing and teaching children with SEN http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofEducation/ Diploma in Learning Support Education The Church of Ireland College, Rathmines, Dublin A one year course involving block release and work within one’s own school. http://www.cice.ie/learningsupport2.htm PGCert/Dip/MSc in Education …
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