Resources to help you while you wait to see a Speech & Language Therapist and for use with children already seeing a Speech & Language Therapist

 

Helping your child understand Coronavirus:

Coronavirus social story

Coronavirus widget symbols

Impact of current situation on EHC / SEND / Schools:

Devon Information Advice and Support – https://www.devonias.org.uk/information/q-and-a-about-coronavirus-and-school/

Devon’s Family Information Service for Children with Additional Needs (Signpost Plus) – https://childrenandfamilyhealthdevon.nhs.uk/signpostplus/

Babcock LDP, support for schools, parents and pupils – https://www.babcockldp.co.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-support-for-schools-parents-and-pupils

What can I do to help my child while we are at home?

Advice and activities for developing speech and language at home – https://speechandlanguage.info/parents

Video clips that talk through supporting speech sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNQN4sWaUsI – this covers all sounds.  Great for encouraging speech sounds in very little children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqPH3YeF1bk&list=PLYy6Yln8XfqxklrhlNZaF3frh1YkexZS9&index=5&t=0s  covers how speech sounds develop, by what age, typical substitutions and how to support

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t1Y8Pu6IYY talks about supporting children through modelling not correcting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvgNPIi4tJc – this one looks at how to correct a child’s speech sounds in a supportive way– probably more appropriate for an older child (5+)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKMDbhQIPUE – this one covers early, middle and late sounds (more about development)

General interaction and information:

Tiny Happy people – advice and activities for children up to age 5 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

Hungry Little Minds Campaign- resources and top tips aimed at parents/carers – https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Words for Life from the National Literacy Trust- aimed at parents/carers of children aged 0-11yrs – http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/

Stammering:

https://stamma.org/

https://stamma.org/resources

Signing

Signing Hands for learning Makaton signs with children – https://www.youtube.com/user/SingingHandsUK

Daily Makaton videos for songs – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXvjFogIH4hDHKTGV2PMavw

Visual Support resources:

Timetable visuals

Now and Then Board

Autism specific resources:

National Autistic Society – coronavirus specific advice for parents – https://nas-email.org.uk/YA3-6SMT4-46I57LXN86/cr.aspx

Gina Davies Autism Centre Facebook page. Videos demonstrating Attention Autism aimed at parents implementing the programme at home – https://www.facebook.com/ginadaviesautism/

Social skills games for children with ASD – free downloadable resources http://autismteachingstrategies.com/uncategorized/free-social-skills-game-based-on-viruses-for-kids-stuck-at-home-during-covid-19-confinement/

Autism Speaks – a range of information and advice for parents – https://www.autismspeaks.org/covid-19-information-and-resources

Helpful advice and tips for parents – http://www.hanen.org/Helpful-Info/Autism-Corner.aspx

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