Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): Home Support

This page aims to help parents, carers and students themselves to

  • find out more about different special educational needs and disabilities,
  • get independent help and advice on the support that is available and
  • discover strategies which can enable students to overcome barriers to learning

If your child has been diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, you may find it useful to speak to the SENCO or SEN Specialist about what specific support you could offer your child at home to aid their learning. Below is a list of books which are recommended if your child has a specific literacy difficulty. They can be purchased via any good bookshop or on www.amazon.co.uk:

  • Toe by Toe
  • Alpha to Omega
  • Brainbox memory games
  • Syllabification game

There are also many free apps, which can be downloaded onto your child’s iPad which will support spelling and memory. These include:

  • Einstein
  • Brain Games
  • Apples and pairs
  • Homophones
  • Irregular plurals
  • Riddles
  • TanZen
  • Chicktionary
  • Flash Cards
  • mind maps

There are many excellent organisations with very informative websites about all types of learning difficulties and disabilities. If you would prefer to watch and listen to information rather than read it, most websites contain information videos or you can try typing the name of the learning difficulty or disability into YouTube to hear talks, interviews and short films on the subject– www.youtube.com

We’ve also included a selection of useful clips on this page.