Support for all children
Lots of children, including children with SEN, like and find our visual timetables in school very helpful. The visual timetable cards in the document below could help with creating a visual timetable at home during the school closure times to help keep a daily structure, as much as possible, to help with this change of routine.
Similarly, lots of children, including children with SEN, will need some extra support to help try and understand what is happening with the change of routine. These websites have some good advice and social stories you may want to share with your children that could help:
This video explains the current situation for children using Playmobil.
The Government have launched a new helpline that aims to help parents and carers with expert help and information on all aspects of home learning.
General advice for coping at home during the lockdown
The above link provides lots of support from a variety of outside agencies, general support for the current circumstances and ideas for home schooling.
Family lives offers advice on how to cope practically and emotionally during these unprecedented times.
The NHS, every mind matters, have developed advice and practical tips on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing.
The NSPCC are offering tips and advice on how to support children with anxiety due to Coronavirus.
SPCN have produced an information and resource pack for families that is available to download or can be posted out in a printed format. It details local and national support organisations and online resources that they hope will be of help.
There is also a list of free online resources that will help to keep children and young people occupied over the coming weeks.
Suffolk County Council Educational Psychology services have created the following documents, each providing 5 top tips for managing at home during the lockdown.