We are always happy to help parents and carers understand more about a child’s needs and this makes up part of ‘review meetings’. There are also many websites that can give more information about specific needs. Below are some links to a few of these websites.
Please note Hall Green Infant & Nursery School does not take responsibility for information posted on these sites.
My Care In Birmingham
Birmingham Council website offering support advice and for families of those with Special Educational Needs.
SEND Code of Practice – The Department for Education Information relating to the new SEND Code of Practice https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
Communication & Interaction Needs
The children’s communication charity. ‘I CAN help’ is a range of information services that provide help and advice to parents and practitioners about speech, language and communication. It includes a free call-back service with a speech and language therapist. www.ican.org.uk
Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order.
Talk To Your Baby
Talk To Your Baby is a campaign run by the National Literacy Trust to encourage parents and carers to talk more to children from birth to three.
Talking Point is a website all about children’s speech, language and communication. It is designed for parents, people who work with children, and children and young people themselves. It contains everything you need to know about supporting children’s speech and language development.
The British Stammering Association
BSA is the only national organisation for adults and children who stammer, run by people who stammer.
A national charity for people who use or work with augmentative or alternative communication (AAC).
Hello, the 2011 national year of communication, is a campaign to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills. The website provides useful resources for parents and professionals and details of activities and events taking place locally and nationally. www.hello.org.uk
http://www.speechteach.co.uk/ a website for parents and professionals supporting children with speech difficulties
http://www.playingwithwords365.com/how-to-help-your-child-talk/ includes ‘freebies’ resources and blogs including ‘Strategies to Help Your Child Talk’
National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impairment in Children
NAPLIC is an association for all professionals concerned with children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). www.naplic.org.uk
The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
The RCSaLT is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK; providing leadership and setting professional standards.
Parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. Providing information and training for parents – and professionals – and a range of publications.
Autism West Midlands
http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/ can offer a range of support and advice, such as, providing activities and events and support for families, and an information helpline
Autism Education Trust ~ a very useful website for parents/carers and practitioners www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk (parent/carer hub = http://www.aettraininghubs.org.uk/parent-guide/ )
National Autistic Society
The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
Provides parents, caregivers, early childhood educators and speech-language pathologists with the knowledge and training they need to help all preschool children develop the best possible language, social and literacy skills, including those children with or at risk of language delays and those with developmental challenges such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger Syndrome. www.hanen.org
Physical &/or Sensory Needs
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.
Down’s Syndrome Association
Focuses solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's syndrome.
Scope is a charity that supports people with disabilities and their families.
The National Deaf Children's Society
(NDCS) is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
BILD aims to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and family carers.
http://www.makingcontact.org/ contact a family website for parents with disabled children
http://www.childrenwithspecialneeds.com/ a site run by parents, for parents giving information about a range of needs and recommended ‘Apps’.
http://www.specialkidsintheuk.org/ an online support group for families of disabled children with special needs. Special Kids in the UK is a charity for families who have a child of any age with special needs
Cerebral palsy information www.scope.org.uk & http://www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com/ ~ Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, with a child being born with CP every hour. The goal of "Cerebral Palsy Symptoms" is to raise awareness globally for cerebral palsy and other birth injuries.
Dyspraxia Foundation www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk
RNIB - UK Charity www.rnib.org.uk
Visual impairment- NHS Choices www.nhs.uk/conditions/Visual-impairment
The British Dyslexia Association www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
ADHD www.adhd.org.uk and ADHD & ADD Assessment Treatment & Therapy Service UK www.adhd-add.co.uk