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.
It is important to have a clear procedure in place for checking audiological equipment. This should ensure the safety of both the child and the adult.
As we begin to prepare for the gradual return to school, it is important that staff are fully aware of the specific challenges students with HI will face and the impact these challenges may have.
Unlike most of SENDsuccess’s material This 3 part course is designed for students themselves, rather than parents or teachers. This version is for primary students and aims to give them an understanding of deafness and what that may mean for a young person with a hearing loss.
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’
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.
Tips for parent/carers on how to effectively use 'intensive interaction' at home.
A handy guide to help sighted people and vision imapaired people walk together comfortably and safely.
This time of social distancing is difficult for everyone, but for people with a hearing impairment it brings many additional challenges. Here's what you can do to make things easier for your HI friends and colleagues.
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.
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.
Here are a range of activities and strategies that may help motivate reluctant readers and ensure that you both find the process of reading enjoyable.
Children and young people with ADHD need predictability, structure, short work periods, more individual instruction, positive reinforcement and an interesting curriculum. Building a positive relationship with the student will also ensure more successful outcomes. This article gives more detail on how to meet this need.
In this webinar we look at what dyslexia is - and how you can recognise it.
A PowerPoint guide on how to use the Roger Phonak touch screen radio aid.
Children with learning difficulties (LD) and autism often have the information you are asking them for, but don't understand the question or how it is being asked. This article will go through some top tips for educators and parents.
This article will look at understanding puberty as a child with autism and what school and parents can do to help support them.
GPs, Ophthamologists, Orthoptists, Optometrists, Paediatricians, Dispensing Opticians. Each may have a role to play in a young person's eye care. Here's your guide to who does what.
The sheer number of eye conditions out there can be bewildering. If you have a child who has received a diagnosis and you're trying to find out more information about their condition, these fact-sheets may help.
Many people hear words orientation or mobility training, but aren't quite sure what they mean. We explain.
You do not have to be severely sight impaired to benefit from the use of a cane. There are different types of canes available that can help you become a more safe, confident and independent traveller. Here's a guide to some commonly available canes.
Environmental audits provide information and practical advice to make the school environment less confusing and more accessible to students, staff and visitors who have a visual impairment.
In this video we look at what the buttons do, how to fit it in an ear - and what to do if it starts making strange whistling sounds.
In this video, we show you how to change the batteries on common hearing aids.
If a child has a visual or a multi-sensory impairment, their hands are the means by which they obtain information. Often the people working with these children need to bring the world to them in the form of objects.
Providing your child with visual supports can be a very effective way to help them learn and develop their understanding. ‘Visuals’ can mean objects, photographs, symbols or text. It is important to know your child’s level of understanding when choosing which type of visual to use. Your school will be able to help you with this.
There are different types of hearing loss you may come across, we’ve produced this handy guide to help you understand them
Here is some useful advice about the steps to take if you suspect your child may be having difficulty hearing.
Down’s Syndrome is a genetic condition where a child is born with 47 chromosomes in each cell instead of 46 [...]
Ideas and tips for toilet training. Mainly written for teachers, but useful for parents.