Special Educational Needs

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We have created a page to help you support your child during this extended period of time at home. There are some ideas for trying to explain the virus to your children, as well as links and advice for particular areas of Special Needs Education. If you require further advice then do not hesitate to contact me through the following email: secretary@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk
The most important thing during this time is to keep you children happy and healthy, and any learning you can do is obviously of great value. Please do not feel pressured into large amounts of home learning if it is having an adverse affect on family life – if all else fails keep reading to and with your children as much as possible.
Keep safe and well,
Mrs Ewart

If you child receives support from any of the SEN Services (Physical and Medical Needs Advisory Service, Cognition and learning Service, Hearing Support Team, Vision Support Team, AAC Team) and you would like some advice, then you can contact them using the emails below:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Team:  aacsupport@cornwall.gov.uk

Cognition and Learning Service: cognitionandlearning@cornwall.gov.uk

Hearing Support Team: hearing.support@cornwall.gov.uk

Physical and Medical Needs Advisory Service: physicalandmedicalneeds@cornwall.gov.uk

Vision Support Team:  vision.support@cornwall.gov.uk

Support to understand the Coronavirus:

Dyslexia

Read to and with your child as much as possible. It is important that they continue to engage with books, and continue to develop a love of reading. Check the learning area of the website for weekly English learning activities provided by your child’s teachers. Ms Teagle is also sharing ‘Teagle’s tips’ videos in the TMS staff learning tips section – these will be great for some of those tricky words that lots of children find a challenge. The children can all still access spelling shed and below is a list of some websites/resources which might also be useful. 

https://www.education.com/games/spelling/  lots of interactive spelling games

http://www.playkidsgames.com/memoryGames.htm – working memory games

https://www.whatdowedoallday.com/memory-games-for-kids – working memory games – not computer based

https://www.themeasuredmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/say-the-sound-games-TMM.pdf – printable games to improve phonemic awareness with younger childrenhttps://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevense  – David Walliams (and friends) will be reading stories every day at 11am.

Sensory Integration and Dyspraxia

Helpful as well for children with, and difficulties similar to, an ASD diagnosis.

https://mommypoppins.com/ny-kids/99-sensory-activities-for-any-child – ideas for sensory activities that can be done at home

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B86bxhFxYKGzR2paQkdhSl9sUUk/view  – heavy work activity ideas – some of them even involve jobs around the house!!

https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse  – Oti Mabuse will be streaming live dance classes daily for children at 11.30 am – this might be fun for you all to have a go at!

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga – Free activities including breathing exercises, meditation and more lively activities too. These are ideal for younger children.

Maths

ASD

Below are some resources to help you support your child: structuring their day, using their emotions have a look at the previous tab, to help manage their sensory needs. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-c-081-visual-timetable-for-home  – visual timetable to print and use at home

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-190-ourselves-emotion-fans-parents – emotions cards

Speech and Language

If you have a child who has a formal Speech and Language programme then you should have been sent a copy of this by the therapist. If you do not have this, then contact Mrs Ewart via secretary@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk and she will be able to scan and send you a copy. If you are able to do this programme at least 3 times a week then this would be great. 

Below are a couple of links to some free resources which might also be of use at home. 

https://speechandlanguage.info/parents

http://www.childrensspeechtherapyni.com/media/uploads/Communicati0n_Cookbook.pdf