Resources – February 2015

Microsoft Word - Document6Our monthly roundup of resources useful for families with children who have special needs.

SENDirect
A new information website for people in England looking for local services, particularly those buying services with personal budgets who may wish to register on the site.  It says “You can use SENDirect to contact providers of these services and negotiate a package that better suits your child. You can share your information with people in your child’s life so they can help as well. Your account lets you keep track of your conversations and lets you buy services once you have agreed them”. (By a consortium of 9 charities).

Talking Matters
Some word games and ways to reduce the anxiety that some children feel about writing tasks, (David Maythem, SEN Magazine).

Play resources for parents of disabled children
Games and a colouring book that have a developmental side to them, (Scope).

British Library Family Trail
A children’s booklet that parents can use to take them on routes around the Library in London, including games and drawing activities.

Epilepsy diagnosis and its impact on mood
Video presentation about epilepsy, anxiety and depression by a clinical psychologist, Cherilyn Mckay, (Epilepsy Society).

Youth Academy
Online videos and materials designed to give 14-21-year-olds key skills for life and work, (Tesco).