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Webinar: Supporting a child with vision impairment in schools

In this recording of our introductory webinar, we use a an example student  (Eddie) to show how our Service supports a visually impaired student​, explain conditions that cause vision impairment​ and examples of advice, technology and mobility/orientation for staff to ensure the student has access to the environment and curriculum​.

Makaton signs relating to Covid-19

This document contains key Makaton signs related to Covid-19 which you can use as you talk to people about Coronavirus (Covid-19). Makaton signs are helpful for children and young people with communication needs and learning disabilities. The signs are designed to support spoken language - signs are used with speech, in spoken word order.

Covid-19 – Returning to school for students with a Vision Impairment

For pupils with a Vision Impairment (VI) the challenges of returning to a re-organised school are substantial. Although no two pupils or two school environments are the same, we hope this general advice may help you to consider how you can support children with a vision impairment within your school and classroom.

Webinar: Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties

This webinar looks at the signs and indicators of Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties in the primary and secondary classroom, discuss teaching strategies to address these needs and look at the screening and diagnostic process.

Preparing to come out of lock-down: Social Narratives

These resources have been created by SENDsuccess to help children with autism, or other social communication differences/high anxiety, to prepare for the idea that lockdown will end, and things will begin to get back to normal, albeit a new and maybe different ‘normal’

Webinar Series: ‘My Understanding of Deafness’ for secondary students

Unlike most of SENDsuccess's material This 4 part course is designed for students themselves, rather than parents or teachers. It's for secondary students and aims to give them an understanding of deafness and what that may mean for a young person with a hearing loss. The four parts cover everything from types of hearing loss to how hearing can effect confidence, types of listening device and tips for looking after your mental health.

New initiative from the Early Years and Childcare team: ‘Starting School Together’

The Waltham Forest Council Early Years and Childcare Team have created an initiative called ‘Starting School Together’ – to support schools, early years provision and families help children successfully transition to school. During Covid-19, this will provide a range of support and advice to schools, childcare providers and parents/carers regarding transition. Find out more here

Deafness during Lockdown – a personal reflection

In Deaf Awareness week one of our staff members reflects on what it feels like to be deaf in during lockdown. Day to day, people who are deaf or hard of hearing face many challenges doing tasks that many take for granted. Since the beginning of lockdown and social distancing, this has made tasks even more difficult and, at times, scary and confusing.

Stuck at home: Helping your child understand

Many children with learning disabilities and autism find language difficult. It can be quite easy to spot that a  child has difficulties expressing themselves  - but they may be quite good at hiding the fact that they also have difficulties understanding others.

Webinar: Lego Therapy

Lego therapy, or Lego club, as many schools call it, can be helpful for children with ASC and social communication – its develops turn taking skills, collaborative skills, joint attention, negotiation and how to ask for and accept help and clarification.

SENDsuccess service update

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