Have you seen Norfolk’s Big Summer Fun pack? There’s lots of ideas to keep your children amused over the Summer. Try the Summer Reading Challenge, Fitness challenge or create some poetry. See the website below for more details:
Our Speech and Language Lead, Mrs Marshall, has been working very hard creating videos to support children with speech and language needs. Thank you Mrs Marshall!
The first video introduces the character of Laia and her adventures in Language Land. The subsequent videos focus on one sound at time. We’d love any feedback on how these have helped your child. Click on the thumbnails to access the videos.
Introductory Video: Laia goes to Language Land.
Lesson 1: The C Sound. Lesson 2: The S Sound. Lesson 3: The G Sound.
Lesson 4: The L Sound. Lesson 5: The F Sound.
Visit the ECCH website for advice and support. You can also visit their facebook page for further information and support videos. ECCH have also set up an advice line for both parents and professionals. Calls are answered by a clinical support worker. A Speech and Language Therapist is available to ring families back and provide further advice. The service will contact those families they are working with directly on a half termly basis.
The advice line is available from Mon-Fri 9am -12pm
Mrs Marshall has been running virtual Speech and Language sessions via Zoom and Microsoft Teams for children both at school and currently learning from home. After a successful trial we are now rolling these out to more families.
Social storiesTM were created by Carol Gray in 1991. They are simple explanations of a particular event or activity. Social stories help the reader to understand what will happen in a certain situation and how they should respond.
The terms ‘social story’ and ‘social stories’ are trademarks originated and owned by Carol Gray.
Whilst Social Stories are used frequently to support children and adults with Autism navigate new situations, they are useful for all children and adults, especially for those feeling anxious about the unknown.
Below are links to some social stories which may be particularly useful at this time.
Including Social Stories on wearing masks, face shields and gloves, social distancing and visiting the doctor.
Now is a particularly difficult time for families of children who are on the Autistic Spectrum. It can be very difficult to explain the sudden changes in routine which are so important for our children. If you would like help accessing support, would like us to help source resources for home, or just want someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below, I’ve highlighted three three resources you may find helpful at this time.
The current situation is a difficult time for everyone, but may be especially difficult for families of children who already have emotional and social needs.
There are a wealth of resources on the internet, but there as are so many, it can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to start!
Below are three resources you may find helpful. Click the text link to open the resource.
Remember, we are always here to help and you can contact us at any time for support, whether your child is currently in school or not.
This may be a particularly difficult time for some of our children who benefit from a varied sensory diet. If you are looking for simple activities to do at home with your child, the following links have lots of ideas.
Story Massage – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.
Follow “Story Massage Programme” on Facebook watch the live story massages each Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm – they will remain on the page, so don’t worry if you miss them!
They also have a website with further information about story massage:
Did you know that you can access FREE online autism training via the Open University? Click on the link below to access the course.
Class teachers are posting lots of fun activities whilst we are not at school. If you have a child with additional needs and you would like advice or support on tailoring activities, please send me an email and I will be happy to help: email@example.com
Thank you, and stay safe.
Some of our learners might be feeling very anxious at this difficult time, especially those who have autism. With the closure of schools and uncertainty around how long closures may last, it will be useful for parents to discuss the pandemic with children at a simple level using visuals.
There are many social stories about Coronavirus available on the internet. We really like this one, created by Carol Gray herself:
Alternatively, you could use this simpler version by Amanda McGuinness which can be downloaded from: