During such an uncertain and confusing time we recognise that supporting children with a special educational need may prevent a unique set of challenges. Their understanding about why they are unable to go to school, the change in their daily routine and not being able to see their friends may lead to increased anxiety.
We want to provide as much guidance and advice as we can to you whilst you are at home to support you in continuing your child's learning but also, most importantly, help you to manage their wellbeing.
Below are a number of links and resources that you can use to find the support you need.
We are keeping in regular contact with you all so please do ask us any questions you may have when we speak.
Children who attend The Hive will be receiving more personalised home learning from their teachers.
Below are some printable resources you can use with your children at home to help structure their day, provide routine and security about what is coming next.
These are some specially made social stories for SEND pupils to help explain coronavirus in a simpler way.
If you feel you would like some specialist advice and support for your child, a number of outside agencies in Birmingham are offering free guidance for parents and carers of SEND children.
Below are the information flyers from the following agencies:
The Communication and Autism Team
Learning Difficulties advice team
PDSS (Physical Difficulties Support Service)
Sensory Support (Hearing and Visual Impairment teams)
These are all agencies who work with us in school. You will probably recognise them through work with your own child.
They are free to contact via email or phone (details on each individual flyer) and they usual get back to you in 24 hours.
Online support and guidance:
There are some excellent resources for advice and support to be found online. Here are some recommended links:
Here are some links to some home learning resources you can use with your child. These can supplement the work given to you by your child's class teacher.
The children in The Hive will have more personalised learning and resources provided by their class teacher.
Wellbeing and mental health support for SEND Children:
There are some excellent resources available to help you support your child's mental wellbeing if they are finding the change to their routine challenging.
Activities to support wellbeing:
Here are some links to online activities which will help your children to feel more relaxed and calm when their are feeling anxious and overwhelmed by big emotions.