Learning from home support during Coronavirus
We know that many families are struggling to adapt to new learning environments and find engaging in home learning difficult.
From speaking to parents and young people we recognise there is a lack of autism-specific learning resources and only a few practical ideas are designed for sensory needs or account for various abilities.
To support this gap, we’re going to be sharing lots more autism-specific resources and guidance. Below we have pulled together some useful resources to support young people and their families learn from home.
Practical learning from home resources
- Speaking and Listening activities for toddlers and young children from I CAN, the Children’s Communication Charity.
- Swings and Smiles have uploaded how-to videos with easy to do activities for young children.
- Free downloads from Empowering Little Minds includes practical multi-sensory play activities and printable worksheets.
- Early Years Education Pack from Disability Challengers has a range of tactile activities and games in this printable resource.
- Soundabout Live! Is an interactive music-making session live on Facebook every Tuesday & Saturday at 2pm. Every Live! session is then stored on their YouTube page.
- Dingley’s Promise has a range of YouTube videos with stories, games and advice.
- 5 Minute Mum has one rule to her activities, they can take no more than 5 minutes to organise!
- You can find drawing activities and other free online art resources at Access Art.
- The SEN resources blog has lots of YouTube videos on ways to learn through play.
- Minecraft is making its educational worlds free, with 12 digital lessons available to download until the end of June.
- TES online resources are for all ages and abilities across a range of topic areas. SEN resources for life-skills cover topics such as personal hygiene, shopping lists and independence.
- Barclays life skills for young people provides information about the essential elements of transitioning into adulthood.
- ASDAN brand new free resources are for ages 10 to 19+ and include life & work skills and transitioning to adulthood information.
- This pack produced by Catecote Futures is full of practical activity ideas to support young people with independence and life skills.
- 150 sensory learning ideas for young people of all ages.
- The Education Endowment Foundation has published information resources to support parents to make the most of home learning.
- You can search BBC Bitesize topics from early years to 16 plus.
- NHS Partnership Trust has extensive speech and communication resources looking at attention and listening, memory and speech and language development to support children and young people of all ages.
- Special Needs Jungle and ALN Home Learning have both signposted lots of other educational resources.