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Website links

Websites with Online Resources

The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP)

Parent leaflets developed by The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP) is a clinical interest group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

National Autistic Association

A leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. The website provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Bristish Stammering Association (BSA)

The British Stammering Association a point of contact for information and support on stammering, also known as stuttering.

Canchild

CanChild is a research and educational centre that provides evidence-based information to improve the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) is a charity specialising in severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. Established by a family carer, we work with families and professionals supporting children and adults across the UK.

The Communication Trust

The Communication Trust is a coalition of nearly 50 voluntary and community organisations with expertise in speech, language and communication. The Site has web based resources for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Do2Learn

Do2Learn uses technology and the web to provide special learning resources for individuals with disabilities and the professionals and caregivers who serve them. Do2learn.com freely offers, for your personal use, thousands of pages of the best of the resources we have developed and tested.

ERIC – Education and Resource for Improving Childhood Continence

Information on potty training, bedwetting, soiling, constipation and other topics. Downloadable leaflets references and advice.

The Gray Center

Information about Social Stories (these describe a situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses in a specifically defined style and format.)

Handwriting without tears

An easy way to teach pre-printing, printing, and cursive handwriting for all children from reception through to year 5.

Ian’s Shoelace Site


Learn traditional and adapted types of knots to tie your shoelaces in simple and basic steps, with lots of visual supports. Whether you’re after shoelace tying speed, simplicity, security or style, here’s 18 different shoelace knots to choose from, including several that Ian has created himself.

I Can

A children’s communication charity. I CAN’s mission is to ensure that no child who struggles to communicate is left out or left behind.

Intensive Interaction

Intensive Interaction – an approach to teach the pre-speech fundamentals of communication to children and adults who have severe learning difficulties and/or autism and who are still at an early stage of communication development.

Literacy Trust

Has information and support on language development from birth to age three with a specific section on “Talk To Your Baby” with downloadable resources.

Makaton

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.

No time for flash cards

A comprehensive webpage with lots of creative ideas for play and learning, well classified according to ages and themes.

Occupational Therapy Plan

An activity idea search engine for paediatric occupational therapy activities. Match skills you want to work on, with materials you have, to a detailed occupational therapy treatment activity.

One Place for Special Needs

A self-funded disability project, run by Dawn Villarreal in Illinois which has a library of social stories Library of social stories.

PECS

Picture Exchange Communication System (exchanging pictures to request motivating things).

Play and play things website

Ideas for your child with special needs and their siblings. Produced by the Play and Learning Programe at the State Child Development Centre in Western Australia.

Skills for action

The aim of this website is to share with parents, teachers and therapists some very practical ideas that I have found to be useful in helping children to gain movement skills.

Talking Point

Talking Point give parents and carers the information they need to help their children develop these skills.

Your Therapy Source

Online USA based resource for special education, paediatric occupational therapy and paediatric physical therapy. Video – outdoor activities to develop handwriting

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Product Suppliers for Children with Special Needs

Fledglings

Provides products that address everyday problems faced by children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and autism

 

Rompa

Supplier of a wide range of multi sensory equipment and services for all ages and ability levels.

 

Special Direct

Special Direct, supplier is full range resources and equipment to help children with special needs such as Fidgets, pencil grasps, scissor skills, scissors, angled boards, games and activities.

 

Special Needs Toys

Suppliers of resources and equipment to help children with special needs. Has a large catalogue of sensory based toys.

 

Spacekraft

Supplier of a wide range of multi sensory equipment and services for all ages and ability levels.

Education Based Resource Suppliers

TSS

Supplier of educational resources for schools and parents.

 

Anything Left handed

Provide specially designed left handed items to make life a bit easier for lefthanders

 

Hope Education

Hope supplies SEN resources, sensory equipment and special needs toys, and supports as part of Findel Educational a number of charities such as Dyslexia Action, The National Autistic Society and ADDISS.

 

Taskmaster Ltd

Large variety of pencil grasps, ruler with a handle, sand timers, variety of scissors, included adapted grasps, wooden slope board, line tracker for reading, Write from the Start fluency programme, dycem mat.

Adaptive Equipment Suppliers

PETA (UK) Ltd

Adapted scissors supplier

 

Back in Action

Supplier of the posture pack, a writing slope and seat wedge

 

Complete care shop

Complete care shop is a supplier of daily living aids and care equipment.

 

LDA – Primary and special needs

Privacy boards, weighted lap pads / wraps, move’n sit cushions, fidgets, scissors including adapted grasps, writestart desktop – sloped board, Write from the Start fluency programme, pencil grasps, reading window, scissor skills.

 

Nottingham Rehab

Full range of mobility products, disability aids and equipment.

 

Patterson medical

Suppliers of Rehabilitation and Medical solutions. Suppliers of equipment for household use such a feeding, kitchen equipment, toileting and dressing designed for both adults and children.

 

Speech Bubble

Specific information on electronic communication aids. In this section you will find resources such as therapy packs and advice materials created for schools as well as relevant newsletters.

Resource Finder Tool

A self service approach to help you get the right help & support