COVID-19 Resources to support families

SEND resources

 

People/Organisations offering support to  families during this time

Access to Education 

Currently the nation is experiencing a situation we have not seen before. We want to reassure families that the SEND Support Services are still there to help during this time.  

 

Attached are a range of flyers detailing the support each team has in place and the ways parents can contact them. 

 

Learning Difficulties

Physical Difficulties

Sensory Support

Communication and Autism

Educational Psychologist 

 

Father Hudson

If you require support from Father Hudson please contact the school.

 

Educational psychologist telephone helpline for parents and carers

Do you as a parent or carer at home with your children during the school shut down, feel that you need someone to talk to about how you can cope with this challenging time for families? 

Please click here to open the flyer for further information

You will be offered an initial telephone consultation of 30 minutes with a psychologist and a potential follow up session of another 30-minute consultation at a later date. These will be Monday-Friday, within standard working hours.

 

 

Social story to explaining about the Coronavirus click here

E Bug Key Stage 1 Pack - click here

Story about pandemic and coronavirus  click here

Birmingham SEND Local Offer COVID-19

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50034/birminghams_local_offer_send/2083/coronavirus_information_and_advice_for_parents_carers_of_children_with_send

 

 Resources for Autism

 

https://resourcesforautism.org.uk/covid-19-update/

 

From today they are launching an emergency helpline for families which will be available out of hours from 5pm – 9: 30pm 7 days a week.

The number to call is 07891 476 293.

Resources For Autism  will ring the family back.  At any other time, families can call the Resources for Autism office numbers as normal.

Autism 

Catherine Mohan from the Communication and Autism Team has forwarded these links.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

 

 

West Midlands Speech and Language Therapy

If your child has Speech and Language Therapy in school please

email West Midlands Speech and Language Therapy with with the name of your child and school and they will get back to you as soon as possible with resources.

email: parents@wmspeechtherapy.co.uk

Please note that the service cannot currently support those children who are not on caseload.