Special Educational Needs Support
We know you will be concerned about the impact of the school closure on your child's learning and wellbeing and we are working hard to ensure that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families are well supported during this time. We are thinking carefully about how best to meet the needs of our children with SEND during this challenging time, providing additional home learning opportunities and remote interventions where at all possible.
We hope you find some of the links below helpful - there are some links to useful websites to help support with home learning as well as some opportunities to connect with other parents of children with SEND.
As ever, if you have any questions about the provision for your child during this time, or if you would like to discuss how to support your child at home please contact our SENDCo, Jeanne Milstein on firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON have produced a set of useful resources to support families supporting pupils with SEND at home. Click HERE for the link.
NEURODIVERSE CHILDREN ADVICE - this video HERE is recommended for parents/carers of children with neurodiversity. It has helpful tips for establishing structure and supporting neurodiverse children at home.
The BBC has an enormous range of SEND resources, activities and support. Click HERE for the link to their useful site.
INFORMATION/ADVICE FROM LAMBETH SEND SERVICE
Lambeth Educational Psychology Support
While nurseries and schools are closed, Lambeth Educational Psychology Service are offering parents the opportunity to speak to an Educational Psychologist (EP) about their child. For more information about what an EP can offer, and to request a free phone call, please click HERE.
Check out their Coronovirus Advice leaflet too - see DOWNLOADS.
Support for parents of children with SEND Support/EHC Plans during COVID
Click HERE for information.
Lambeth's Local Offer for children with SEND
SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT GROUPS
There are a lot of local and national support groups on Facebook and other social media sites which may be helpful:
Lambeth ADHD Parent Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1179441825495785/
Lambeth Autism Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LambethAutismGroup/
SEN Talk Parent Support group: https://www.facebook.com/SENTalk.org/
LEAP (Lambeth Early Action Partnership): https://www.facebook.com/LEAPLambeth/
SOS SEN: https://www.facebook.com/SOSSpecialEducationalNeeds/
Special Needs Jungle: https://www.facebook.com/SpecialNeedsJungle/
You might also find the Special Needs Jungle website - Coronavirus Information for SEND Families helpful.