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Supporting Children with SEND COVID-19

 

Free Downloadable Resources

 
Recovery curriculum

A Recovery Curriculum:  Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic - Think sheet.

Sebda

Dr Rob Long explains anxiety and offers some practical advice and activities to help support children at home.

Beating the virus

Beating the Virus

A short wordless story, that will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe.

COVID19Resources

COVID-19 school closures: new EFF resources to support schools and parents make the most of home learning. Practical tips based on the best available evidence, to help build great home learning routines – especially for disadvantaged pupils.

For resource list click here.

Coronavirus Book

Coronavirus – A book for Children

 

A new free downloadable book illustrated by Axel Scheffler on Coronavirus – A book aimed at primary school children and explains Coronavirus

Dave the Dog

Dave the Dog

A free downloadable book which clearly explains Corona virus to Dave who is feeling very anxious.

Good days and bad days

Good days and bad days during lockdown

A wordless booklet with scenes from existing Beyond Words stories looking at what makes a ‘good day’ and what makes a ‘bad day’.

Scenes address social distancing, lockdown, mental health and daily routines.

Miss friends and family

A social story supporting children with social distancing.

Social distancing

Illustrations looking at Social Distancing

These illustrations are of well-known characters created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The pictures are shown to be practising social distancing and may be helpful when explaining some of the current regulations to younger children.

Miss friends and family

A social story supporting children with social distancing.

Comic Exploring Covid19

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring Coronavirus

A comic strip illustrating the answers to some of the key questions children have about Corona.

KCC COVID19

Kent County Council have put together a booklet for parents to support and signpost during this current pandemic

COVID19 Parenting

Keeping It Positive. COVID-19 PARENTING

Tips to empower parents during lockdown.

Book of feelings

My Book of Feelings and Thoughts

HandWashing

Sensory Integration Education

Hand washing is crucial in reducing the risk of contracting the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) but many people with sensory difficulties can experience distress or struggle with the experience of hand washing. SIE collated some advice for encouraging and improving hand washing.

Council for Disabled Children

Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ ASD: coping with COVID-19 isolation

Life due to Covid-19 can be a particularly difficult time for children and families, whilst schools are closed and we are advised to self-isolate or socially distance ourselves from our friends and family. Our normal structure and routine will be disrupted. This free information pack aims to support parent/ carers of children with an ASD or LD during this time.

COVID 19 Toolkit

Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times.

Covid-19 Toolkit. The Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times Full Packet contains all of the content, strategies, and resources related to supporting individuals with ASD.

Time to Come in Bear

Time to Come in Bear

A story about social Distancing.

What is Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

An Illustration of Anxiety

When someone dies

When someone dies from coronavirus

An illustrated resource on how to respond when somebody dies from coronavirus. Aimed at family and carers.

Welcome to the Zoo

Welcome to Zoo School!

London and Whipsnade Zoos are bringing the Zoo to you with a series of free resources for home learning from EYFS to Key Stage 4.

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Media Links

 

Everybody Worries

A picture book available to read online for FREE to help children understand feelings of anxiety about Coronavirus.

Everyone worries

A Recovery Curriculum:  Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic

“The Recovery Curriculum is an essential construct for our thinking and our planning.” Students have experienced loss during this pandemic; loss of routine, loss of structure, loss of friendship, loss of opportunity, and loss of freedom.  “Each school in response must fill this construct with the content they believe is best for the children of their school community, informed by your inherent understanding of your children in your community. What were the aims and values of your school before this pandemic? Use them now to guide your judgements, to build a personalised response to the child who has experienced loss.”

 

A video version of the podcast containing the presentation slides (only) is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvx0-mjT9Tc :

Episode 1 with podcast player and video slideshow

Recovery curriculum

"I Am with You" At Home With Olaf

Frozen’s Olaf releases song recognising social distancing and lockdowns across the globe.

I am with you

NSPCC Learning has released a webinar to share expertise and guidance on supporting children, young people and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar includes expert insights and practical advice on the steps you can take to protect and support children and families from harm during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nspcc learning

Recommended Apps

 
Books without words app

Books without Words App

Widgit

WIDGIT have put together a back to school collection of tools and ready-made materials to help parents, teachers and carers who use symbols to support their children and young people.

 

Below is a listing of various organisations that can provide services relating to COVID-19.

If any of the details below require updating or amending, let us know

Please be aware that the organisations listed on this page are provided for information purposes only, and are not endorsed or recommended by STLS. You should always ensure that any service, activity or therapy that you are considering for your child / young person is appropriate to their needs. 

 

Signposting

 

KELSI updated Advice to all Early Year’s Providers, Schools and Education Providers.

Kelsi

Kent Resilience Hub has now launched. It is the “go-to” site for everything to do with the emotional wellbeing and resilience of young people. This includes sections for our young people, parents and people working in schools and communities. You will find films, information, articles, tools and links to other helpful sites.

Kent resilience hub

Kent Toy Scheme

KCC in collaboration with We Are Beams, has launched a new scheme to allow families to buy toys and activities to keep children (with disabilities) entertained and help alleviate some of the pressures.  Some families/pupils in your school may be eligible and benefit from this scheme.

Kent toy scheme

Home learning Helpline ​STAR Academies Trust has launched a new national helpline for parents called StarLine. The service will be a free telephone helpline offering parents and carers personalised advice and support from a team of qualified teachers, education and parenting experts.”

Starline

NAS Resources

The National Autistic Society, have been working to disseminate government guidance and generated a hub on their website with information and resources about coronavirus to help you and your family manage and adapt to changing circumstances

National Autistic Society

Place2Be

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. They have gathered together helpful information to answer questions from children, about the Covid-19.

Place 2 be

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