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Learning Resources for pupils with Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

Here are a list of websites and resources that have been put together to help support pupils with ALN.  Most of these are also suitable for all pupils.

 

Pembrokeshire Inclusion Service

https://resources.pembsinclusionservice.wales/dyslexia-2/resources/  

There are a range of resources that can be found at the Pembrokeshire Inclusion service site for SpLD, ASD and sensory processing

 

https://www.sunshine-support.org/covid-19-downloads 

Supporting children with learning disabilities/ASD coping with COVID and social isolation, includes social story

 

Internet Safety

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

 

Autism

http://www.autismtoolbox.co.uk/resources 

This provides a range of free resources which will support practitioners and autistic learners and their families.

 

https://researchautism.org/resources/ 

OAR publishes and provides resources to support families, educators, and clinical professionals.

 

https://www.autistica.org.uk/get-involved/molehill-mountain-app 

Molehill Mountain is a free app to help autistic young people understand and self-manage anxiety

 

https://do2learn.com/ 

General Educational Resources (Social Skills; Emotion Regulation; etc.)

 

https://goboardmaker.com/pages/activities-to-go 

Free, printable activities and visuals for students in K-12.

 

ASD and ADHD

https://chatterpack.net/ 

This site has free resources to support children with ADHD and autism including workbooks about transition and emotions.

 

Speech and Language

https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/speech-and-language-therapy2/speech-and-language-therapy-toolkit/ 

The Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit contains advice, activities and general resources to help with the development of children and young people's speech, language and communication skills. The sections include: Attention and Listening, Play, Early Communication, Understanding Language, Expressive Language, Speech, and Social Skills and Interaction.

 

iPad Apps

https://speechandlanguagestore.com/ 

This app covers a range of language targets including early vocab, verbs, pronouns, categories and following word level instructions. It is aimed for younger children and has a lite version for free or minimum £1 charge. Interactive fun with Splingo the alien.

 

The phonics Studio. GrasshopperApps.com

http://www.grasshopperapps.com/

This is a speech app. A range of sounds within words in pictures with audio. An interactive app with the function to record and play back and ability to add your own word, picture and audio.

 

Fun with verbs and sentences. Hamagucchi Learning and Development.

http://www.hamaguchiapps.com/ 

Create subject, verb, object phrases from choices given in pictures. Play the visual of the created phrase and record it to listen to.

 

Dyslexia

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/advice/children/how-can-i-support-my-child 

 

Anxiety and Wellbeing

https://childmind.org/ 

Online resource for children's mental health information including ALN and sensory processing information

 

https://www.mindmoose.co.uk/parents/

Mind Moose is a fun, online platform that helps to support good mental wellbeing in children aged around 7-12.

 

http://positivepenguins.com/

Fun educational app developed for children to help them understand why they feel the way they do and help them challenge their negative thinking.

 

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app

Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.

 

https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app 

A meditation app to help develop better focus, decrease stress and become less reactive to anxiety

 

Stop, Breathe, Think app

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/

Mindfulness App that prompts you to input how you are feeling. Select your mood and the app suggests yoga sequences, meditations and acupressure to help

 

Other Resources

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-school 

Online educational publishers, Twinkl, have offered parents free access to all its resources for a month to support continued learning at home. All you need to do is enter UKTWINKLHELPS to get started.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
An excellent online resource that provides students help with revision and learning. Here you will find a number of free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject on every subject for students aged from three to 16 and over.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach 

Home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers 

BBC Super Movers Maths & Literacy to music and dance for FP & KS2

 

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/ 

For those of you who enjoy making crafts with your child at home, this is a resource for ideas and templates to develop creativity at home.

 

https://sites.google.com/bridgend.ac.uk/alnhomeschool 

This site is designed to benefit parents and carers of young people who have additional learning needs who may have to be home schooled during the Covid-19 outbreak. Lots of links to sites

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