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Sensory Story - My Trip To The Beach

Sensory Story - My Trip To The Beach

A sensory story suitable for both children and adults with special education needs alike. You should read each sentence out loud, adding a sensory experience (suggestions at the back of the resource). Repeat the story consistently over a few weeks.
Andrea12345
Musical Story Massage- Alice in Wonderland

Musical Story Massage- Alice in Wonderland

An example of a Musical Story Massage session used with pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). This session could be used in other settings including at home with parent and child. This version could be shared with parents as an end of term gift or a home activity for pupils with PMLD. A printable CD cover is included if you would like to burn the songs to a disc to share with parents. Please note that the following track are not my own but can be downloaded from youtube. Full credit goes to the authors/composers of the music. Track 1 (By the Sleepy Lagoon by Eric Coates- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMMS4I6f7o4 ), Track 10 ( Musica para circo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls1gnCHr14Q), Track 11 (Medieval war drums- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G24_1FbBrbgand) Track 12 (Don't dream it's over originally by Crowded House -karaoke version) Please read our Sensory Dispensary blog for further information on how and why to use this resource: http://sensorydispensary.blogspot.co.uk/. We blog about planning, resources, research, events, CPD, reviews and much more.
Sensory_Dispensary
Auditory discrimination screening test

Auditory discrimination screening test

Many learners struggle to develop phonological awareness and this can have a huge effect on literacy. One aspect is auditory discrimination, which is the ability to tell the difference between similar sounds. Other aspects of phonological awareness are perceptual. In other words, it's not what the ears are hearing, it's how the brain is making sense of what the ears are hearing. However, auditory discrimination can be perceptual or have a physical cause. Many younger learners suffer from glue ear (otitis media), which affects hearing. If this isn't identified and, if necessary, remediated, there can be an ongoing effect on the development of phonological awareness. This screening test will: - Identify if there is a problem - Identify which sounds are causing difficulties - Analyse results to see if there is an underlying pattern (end sounds, initial blends, for example) - Provide a way of checking progress - Provide some guidelines about when a learner should be referred for further investigation by an audiologist or similar. Please note, this is not intended as an in-depth diagnostic tool. No screening test of this nature should replace assessment by a trained specialist. This is simply intended as a quick and easy way for parents or teachers to identify difficulties and provide guidance. This test has been widely used in NZ and has been checked and approved by a number of audiologists and speech-language specialists. The test can be used with any age from 5 (depending on concentration!) and full instructions are included. Note: The illustration is from one of the auditory discrimination activities on StepsWeb.com, a leading online literacy programme. Other useful resources include picture cards and aural activities.
RosLugg
SPECIAL EDUCATION bundle - LITERACY - READ, WRITE, SPEAK x3 workbooklets

SPECIAL EDUCATION bundle - LITERACY - READ, WRITE, SPEAK x3 workbooklets

THREE fantastic units of work that focus on basic literacy skills for special education students - reading, writing, speaking (1) READ IT is about using everyday reading skills in different contexts (2) WRITE IT focuses on using a variety of writings tools to share information, with plenty of writing tasks (3) SPEAK IT helps students develop confidence around their speaking and listening skills. Each workbooklet is filled with active, visual and practical tasks for students with special educational needs and offers staff flexibility about who delivers the workbooklet and how many tasks are completed. With an easy-to-follow format, a non-specialist teacher or teacher aide can deliver this workbooklet with confidence, add ideas and many student will self-direct their learning. Each workbooklet also includes a Student Learning Checklist and Assessment for Learning Feedback sheets.
supportedlearning
SPECIAL EDUCATION - LITERACY - SPEAK IT (3) workbooklet

SPECIAL EDUCATION - LITERACY - SPEAK IT (3) workbooklet

SPEAK IT (3) - is an 16 page workbooklet with many practical every day speaking and listening tasks for students with special educational needs. SPEAK IT is all about communicating with those around us using verbal or speaking skills as well as understanding body language and listening skills. We often read or write small amounts of information every day and we often have to share with others. Sometimes we combine reading, writing and speaking skills and to help others understand our thoughts. We often use speaking skills without realising it, so this workbooklet will help you understand what skills you already use when speaking and learn some new ones! Key topics include: types of speaking, when we speak or listen, speech tools, everyday speaking, putting it all into practice. This workbooklet is filled with active, visual and practical tasks for special education students and offers staff flexibility about who delivers the workbooklet and how many tasks are completed. See also the corresponding literacy READ IT (1) and WRITE IT (2) workbooklets. With an easy-to-follow format, a non-specialist teacher or teacher aide can deliver this workbooklet with confidence, add ideas and many student will self-direct their learning. This workbooklet also includes a Student Learning Checklist and Assessment for Learning Feedback sheets.
supportedlearning
Life Cycle of a human - Interactive Activities and Worksheets

Life Cycle of a human - Interactive Activities and Worksheets

Life cycle of a human - this resource contains an interactive whiteboard smart notebook activity. It shows a variety of the life cycle of the human and then has a range of interactive activities to reinforce the learning. There is an accompanying worksheets for the human life cycle as well as pre-literacy reading and writing activities relating to the human. It has visual images to reinforce the understanding of the concepts. It was design for special needs but would work very well for early mainstream students. I have also created resources for the Life cycle of a Kangaroo, Life cycle of a frog (actually a Green Tree Frog which is native of Australia), Life cycle of a Kookaburra and the life cycle of an Ulysses butterfly.
pearp
Life Cycle of a butterfly - Interactive Activities and Worksheets

Life Cycle of a butterfly - Interactive Activities and Worksheets

Life cycle of a butterfly - this resource contains an interactive whiteboard smart notebook activity. It shows the life cycle of the butterfly and then has a range of interactive activities to reinforce the learning. There is an accompanying worksheets for the butterfly life cycle as well as pre-literacy reading and writing activities relating to the butterfly. It is the Ulysses butterfly - a butterfly native to Australia. It has visual images to reinforce the understanding of the concepts. It was design for special needs but would work very well for early mainstream students. I have also created resources for the Life cycle of a Kangaroo, Life cycle of a frog (actually a Green Tree Frog which is native of Australia) and Life cycle of a Kookaburra
pearp
SEND early maths skills understanding number

SEND early maths skills understanding number

This is an activity plan that provides ideas to support a SEND pupil in a mainstream class. It has lots of ideas for early counting skills. It links to English, Music and Art and indicates ways of assessing small steps progress. These activity plans have been developed by teachers for teachers with multi-professional advisory support. SEND-Inspire is an online inclusion resource for educators to include pupils with SEND. To have a free trial and download more free activity plans, go to http://send-inspire.co.uk/
Vicky-SEND-Inspire
Alton Towers trip for pupils with SEN (PMLD & SLD): Risk Assessment & Parent Information PPT

Alton Towers trip for pupils with SEN (PMLD & SLD): Risk Assessment & Parent Information PPT

This pack includes a risk assessment and hazard sheet example used for two classes of pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. There are also two PowerPoint presentations with pictures from our risk assessment visit and a Q&A parent information evening held prior to the trip. If you would like more information about this trip including FAQs and learning opportunities for your pupils please visit our blog at http://sensorydispensary.blogspot.co.uk/. We blog about planning, resources, research, events, CPD, reviews and much more.
Sensory_Dispensary
Patterns (copying and creating) for SEN and early years

Patterns (copying and creating) for SEN and early years

Suitable for Pre schoolers, Reception and SEN. 4 worksheets and 4 pages of 14 different images. Ideal to laminate and use with Velcro to reuse over and over again or suitable for cutting and sticking. Lower abilities- there is a basic worksheet where the child can copy up to 6 images after an adult has modelled it in the row above. When they achieve this there is a worksheet where they can copy up to 8 images. Middle abilities- worksheet where an adult completes the first 3 boxes. The child then completes the rest of the pattern, then copies it below. (Up to 8 images). Higher abilities- worksheet to enable child to create and copy their own pattern independently (up to 8 images).
smidgealot
Money for SEN and early years.

Money for SEN and early years.

Great for differentiation without having to make extra resources. Use the large piggy bank for lower levels- you can start by just using pennies to make up a number to reinforce counting, same and different, 1-to-1 correspondence, or to identify the face value of coins up to £2 (resource has up to date British coins including the 2017 new £1 coin). Middle levels can use the 4 smaller piggy banks to work out how to combine coins to make a set amount (if laminated they can be reused by either using a non permanent whiteboard marker or using laminated numbers as shown in the example photo). Higher levels can use the 4 smaller piggy banks to work out more complex combinations of coins and then to rank them using ordinals (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th). They can also explain which piggy bank had the greatest/least amount. They can also be asked to work out the difference between each piggy bank (great to practise subtraction).
smidgealot
Life Cycle of Kangaroo - Interactive Activities and Worksheets

Life Cycle of Kangaroo - Interactive Activities and Worksheets

Life cycle of a Kangaroo - this resource contains an interactive whiteboard smart notebook activity. It shows the life cycle of the kangaroo and then has a range of interactive activities to reinforce the learning. There are accompanying worksheets for the Kangaroo life cycle as well as pre-literacy reading and writing worksheets relating to the kangaroo. It was design for special needs but would work very well for early mainstream students.
pearp