Additional Support Needs
School Closure Toolkit to help your child structure their day at home, focusing on sensory, life skills, academics, movement and leisure click here
Nessy - Literacy support for children with dyslexia click here
IDL to support Literacy and / or Numeracy. Login details have been provided for targeted pupils who already access this within school click here
Doorway Online for spelling (common words and phonic patterns) click here
Dyslexia Unwrapped for children with dyslexia which is a social site where children can add their own work, ideas thoughts, pics etc. click here
BBC Dance Mat to develop keyboard skills click here
Learn touch typing through free games click here
EAL and Dyslexia Support click here
Listening Books click here
Office Lens is a free app that trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word and PowerPoint files too. Simply take a photograph of text / poster etc and this app will automatically covert it into a readable text. Really great tool for learners who find reading independently, a challenge.
Students with additional support needs can get popular assistive software for use at home during the Covid-19 situation. Read more below to find out about some really great software and apps that are available to you.
Clicker and DocsPlus
Clicker and DocsPlus are well known writing tools with versions for iPad, Chromebook, Windows and Mac. Crick are offering free home access to Clicker (primary) and DocsPlus (secondary) for both pupils and teachers. If you have been using Clicker or DocsPlus in school (or even if you haven't), schools can sign up to get home access for teachers and pupils while schools are closed.
Of interest to: all teachers, learners and parents/carers, particularly for learners who need support with reading or writing.
ClaroRead is a literacy support package that provides text reader, screen colour adjustment, spellchecking, word prediction and other tools to support reading, writing and studying. The company are offering free licences for ClaroRead for Windows, Mac or Chromebook (alongside many of their apps that are always free).
Of interest to: later primary and secondary learners, students at FE/HE and adults who need reading or writing support for accessing the internet, digital documents and for using with productivity apps such as Microsoft Office.
Widgit Online can be used to create, print, share and translate symbol materials. You'll probably know about Widgit Symbols through our free Symbols for All resources. To make sure symbol users have access to the systems and resources they need, Widgit are offering free and unrestricted access to Widgit Online and its ready-made materials for 30 days.
During the next few weeks when children may not be in nursery, the Early Years Inclusion Service have set up a number of support systems that you can use if you are looking for information or advice:
- Our new Twitter page @EarlyInclusion will be updated daily with information and ideas that you may find useful
- Our new Facebook page @earlyyearsinclusionpkc will also have specific ideas and strategies available but you can also direct message our page and one of the team will get back to you
- We are offering families an email help line which will be available Monday Wednesday and Friday if you have a query myself or one of the teachers will be available to offer advice or signpost you
If you have queries relating to transition from nursery to P1 please contact myself KDixon@pkc.gov.uk