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Downloadable Resources

STLS 5Attention (Shared)
Attention autism bucket bookletA Bucket Full of Ideas! A booklet full of ideas that support developing a child's early attention and engagement. This uses the stages model from Attention Autism. 

STLS 5Autism

Attention autismAttention Autism - Introduction


AldoAldo Goes to School
Experiencing Primary School through the lens of the autistic spectrum.​
Blocks for learningBuilding Blocks for Learning
Sense of sensoryMaking Sense of Sensory Behaviour Become more aware of the effects of sensory information and how it impacts behaviour.
Sense of yourMaking Sense of Your Sensory Behaviour Take a look at your sensory world. 
Attachment and sensorySensory Processing Coordination and Attachment
Beacon House
Autism eyeAutism Eye Magazine including an Article on Sensory Processing
STLS 5Sensory Integration for Students
Autism and head bangingAutism, Head Banging and other Self Harming Behaviour
Hand gymHand Gym for Fine Motor Skills
AetSensory Assessment Checklist - AET
AetSensory Audit for Schools and Classrooms
Strategy sensory checklistThe National Strategy Sensory checklist
Beacon sensorySensory Assessment Checklist - The Beacon STLS

STLS 5Speech and Language Development

Every child a talkerEvery Child A Talker: Child Monitoring Tool and Action Plan
"The child monitoring tool enables practitioners to assess the developmental level of children’s speech, language and communication. It is structured across 4 strands which, although appear separate, are interlinked.  
It is proposed that observations link to the best fit for a child in each strand (see information on the reverse of the tool). The information is to be put onto the overview sheet along with the child’s chronological age in months. The developmental stage needs to be compared to the child’s chronological age to establish if the child is ‘at risk of delay’, ‘as expected’ or ‘ahead’ (see information on the reverse of the tool).  
This is a very powerful and informative tool and should be used on a regular basis to link outcomes to learning language across the provision." Leicestershire County Council
Every child a talker 2Every Child A Talker ECAT: National Strategies Guidance for Early Language Lead Practitioners
Every child a talkerECAT Child Monitoring Tool
Every child a talkerECAT Child Monitoring Tool Action Plan
Every child a talkerECAT Child Monitoring Tool Cohort Tracker
Every child a talkerECAT Frequently Asked Questions Link
Every child a talkerECAT - 10 Top Tips for Talking
I can helpI Can have put together a list of Apps to support a child's speech and language development
I canI Can - Ages & Stages  key information about babies and young children’s speech, language and communication.
I can earlyI Can - Early Language Behaviours

Media Links

STLS 5Media Links

Attention Autism Stage 1
Supporting children with Autism - Attention Autism – Stage 1, Bucket
Attention Autism Stage One


Signposting - Organisations & Support

STLS 5Autism Spectrum Condition

KATKent Autistic Trust - A local charity providing support for people with an Autism Spectrum Condition.
NasNAS: Supporting Parents, Carers, children & young people impacted by Autism. 

STLS 5Child Development

Ey in mindEarly Years in Mind Resource Anna Freud, National Centre for Children & Families. 
A great resource page, full of informative videos and resources. 
HarvardHarvard Centre for The Developing Child - Resource Library
SirenSIREN Films Child Development video-based training
Summer bornSummerBornChildren A campaign for Flexible School Admissions for Summer Born Children
SmallestThe Smallest Things - Supporting Awareness and Change for Premature Babies

STLS 5Language Development and Communication

Every child a talkerEvery Child a Talker (ECAT) A national project to develop the language and communication of children from birth to five years of age.
I can helpI Can offer training, resources, advice and support, promoting communication skills. 
I can talkerI CAN's Talking Point information on helping children to develop speech, language and communication skills.
Look sing and playLook, Say, Sing, Play is a comprehensive set of resources that encourage interaction between parents and their babies.
National literacy 2National Literacy Trust  - Words for life A website offering a range of activities to support language development. 
The podThe POD - NHS Children's Therapies Speech and Language. For advice from and referrals to NHS Kent Speech and Language Therapists.
KelsiThe Kent and Medway Communication and Assistive Technology (KM CAT) Service
National literacy 2Tips for talking to your baby and young child

STLS 5Sensory

Ot mumOT Mom Learning Activities Practical ideas in fine motor, gross motor, visual perception and coordination skills
The podThe Pod - NHS Children's Therapy  - OT
For advice and referrals.


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