The local authority have suggested a number of sites and apps that could support learners with Additional Learning Needs. They suggest that you check the content of the site before using with children. Please do contact the school if you require additional support or resources.
Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Learning Resources List for Schools and Families
There are a range of resources that can be found at the Pembrokeshire Inclusion service site for SpLD, ASD and sensory processing
Supporting children with learning disabilities/ASD coping with COVID and social isolation, includes social story
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
This provides a range of free resources which will support practitioners and autistic learners and their families.
OAR publishes and provides resources to support families, educators, and clinical professionals.
Molehill Mountain is a free app to help autistic young people understand and self-manage anxiety
General Educational Resources (Social Skills; Emotion Regulation; etc.)
Free, printable activities and visuals for students in K-12.
ASD and ADHD
This site has free resources to support children with ADHD and autism including workbooks about transition and emotions.
Speech and Language
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.
I Pad Apps
The Speech and Language Store LLP.
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
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.
Create subject, verb, object phrases from choices given in pictures. Play the visual of the created phrase and record it to listen to.
Anxiety and Wellbeing
Online resource for children's mental health information including ALN and sensory processing information
Mind Moose is a fun, online platform that helps to support good mental wellbeing in children aged around 7-12.
Fun educational app developed for children to help them understand why they feel the way they do and help them challenge their negative thinking.
Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.
A meditation app to help develop better focus, decrease stress and become less reactive to anxiety
Stop, breathe, think App
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
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.
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.
Home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
BBC Super Movers Maths & Literacy to music and dance for FP & KS2
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.
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
Visual Impairment Service Resources for families
PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE BRAILLE USERS:
BRAILLE RESOURCE PACK FOR FAMILIES:
A family friendly resource pack for families
BASIC BRAILLE LESSONS:
A tactile/ braille version can be tailor made for families with children accessing braille.
Packs will be sent to the home using the “Articles for the blind” free postal service.
HOW TO READ BRAILLE WITH YOUR CHILD?
BRAILLE ALPHABET clip
A link that shows parents how to read alongside their child.
You will need:
the Perkins Brailler,
paper to feed,
instructions to follow from the Edith West Braille art link.
OUTDOOR GAMES to develop core fitness and spatial awareness:
This will help with basic habilitation core strength skills to learn to use the cane.
KITCHEN SKILLS – in the kitchen with a child that has a severe sight impairment:
This link gives parents age appropriate ideas and tasks a child with a visual impairment can “have a go” and be able to do.
OUTDOOR GAMES FOR THE BLIND
The Sensory Service works closely with children and young adults in schools post-diagnosis.
The National Deaf Children Society provides support to families of deaf children and young people . https://www.ndcs.org.uk/
The website provides a useful link. https://www.ndcs.org.uk/information-and-support/
The National Deaf Children Society is a great resource for advice and support and links on a whole range of issues such as equipment, mental wellbeing, communication, sibling strategies ways to teach maths, sign language etc.
Useful apps for the ipad
Signed Songs for children
Nursery Rhymes in Sign with Scarlett
DK Times Tables
Art of Glow
BSL Signed Songs for children
Whilst the websites listed below are aimed at EAL learners, many of the materials and activities would be suitable for all students.
For younger learners
Lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to support learning of English Includes
Games to play to practise English
For older learners
Suitable for beginner learners of English. Practise and improve English grammar with fun videos. Also online exercises and worksheets.
Games to improve English vocabulary
Learn/improve English with apps - games, podcasts, videos and quizzes to help learn English at home
Other Websites for Supporting English Language Learning
This is a site for children who are learning English as a second/additional language. Lots of online lessons, activities, games, songs and hundreds of printable worksheets that can help with learning English.
Free, ready-to-use ESL lesson plans based on the latest breaking news. 7 different levels available across different activities. Therefore suited to different pupils at different levels of EAL acquisition. Activities are designed to be teacher led but tasks included could be undertaken by individuals. New lessons uploaded every 2 days. Each lesson includes a 26-page PDF containing all-skills activities, 5-speed listening, multi-speed scrolled reading, interactive dictation, 30+ online quizzes… and more.
This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities.
English Language Courses for: young learners beginners elementary intermediate advanced. Includes games, video tutorials, grammar exercises etc
Suitable for use on smartphones or tablets.
This site offers more than 4,000 pages of free printable resources for teaching and learning English and ESL. Suitable for all ages
- Online books for children in many languages. The website aims to enable families to have access to the books of their culture and language regardless of where they live.
WorldStories is a growing collection of stories from around the world. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the languages most spoken by UK children - over 30 languages available.
Not free – cost involved. But the is the world's largest interactive ebook range. Every book has audio in the home language (e.g. Arabic, Polish, etc) and in English. Over 65 languages are available.
Individual books can be purchased or language collections. In addition, schools can buy bulk licences with extensions so that parents can access.
English Language Support Programme – Ireland
Secondary EAL learners
Over 10,000 pages of activities in PDF format linked to curricular subjects and examinations (Irish Curriculum) . This website has been designed for use in post-primary schools with resources and activities designed to help all students access post-primary curriculum subjects.
All resources and classroom activities can be downloaded and printed. Activities are suitable for classroom use, homework and self-study. The PDFs can be converted to Word documents allowing activities to be completed electronically.
Primarily designed for newcomer learners of English, the Language Support Activity Units and other activities on this site are equally suited to the needs of all students as they encourage both subject and language learning.
In particular look at:
Resources for teaching English to secondary students at earlier stages of learning English.
Resources for teaching English to KS4 secondary students at earlier stages of learning English.
Also, look at the + Junior Cert Units and + Leaving Cert Units on the menu on the left hand side. When you click on these an additional menu will open up which will take you to different subject/curriculum areas. Whilst the resources/activities are based on the Irish Curriculum, there is commonality to the Welsh Curriculum in many of the areas.
Here you will find Twinkl's collection of EAL (English as an Additional Language) teaching and learning resources. Our EAL worksheets, resources & activity sheets are written for teachers, professionals and parents to support them in effectively communicating and learning English as an Additional Language. Includes dual language resources. Does require a subscription to access a number of the resources.
EAL Nexus resources are differentiated teaching resources linked to curriculum topics. They are designed to engage EAL learners at all levels (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced), keeping the language accessible and the cognitive challenge high. They exemplify good practice and link to curriculum topics frequently taught in schools.
All EAL Nexus resources are free to access and download for educational purposes. The downloads are available both in Word (so you can adapt them if required) and in PDF (in case you have a version of Word that is incompatible).
Google translate app - use a phone’s camera to translate text with the Translate app.
Immersive Reader in Word online has a translation tool.