Parents' Toolkit: SEND
SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.
The Communication Trust
Click on the link to find various resources to help support your work in the Early Years, including information about children's communication development and how to identify and support children with speech, language and communication needs
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Signalong - the communication charity
Signalong for Parents: It's not just about talking. It isn't easy to see and recognise what happens beneath the surface of children's communication. Being able to listen, pay attention, play and understand are the fundamental building blocks of communication. Adults play a crucial role in supporting these skills. If a child can't listen and understand, they'll struggle to talk. Signalong is based on British Sign Language, using unaltered BSL signs wherever possible. The difference between Signalong and other sign-supported communication systems, apart from our much wider range of signs, is the way that they are presented. When the sign has been selected, a description is worked out. This follows a consistent method of handshape, orientation, placement and movement.
National Portage Association
What is Portage? Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with SEND and their families. Portage aims to: work with families to help them develop a quality of life and experience, for themselves and their young children, in which they can learn together, play together, participate and be included in their community in their own right. play a part in minimising the disabling barriers that confront young children and their families. support the national and local development of inclusive services for children.