Special educational needs teaching resources: Sensory impairment

Resources and ideas for special educational needs, sensory impairment, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Autism Awareness Bundle - Lesson / Assembly Presentation, Activity Pack, Set of 25 Autism Posters

Autism Awareness Bundle - Lesson / Assembly Presentation, Activity Pack, Set of 25 Autism Posters

This bundle contains a number of resources on autism awareness. It is an ideal resource for World Autism Day / Week. Purchased individually these resources would cost £11.23. Save money and buy the bundle for just £5.50. That's a massive saving of 51%! Autism Awareness Day / Week Lesson / Assembly Presentation This is a fully editable and interactive presentation which will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism. The presentation includes sections on - What is autism? Social Communication Difficulties. Social Interaction Difficulties. Rigid Thought Processes. Sensory Issues. Repetitions and Rituals. Obsessions. Gifts and Talents. Famous people With Autism / Asperger's. Simple Text Autism Awareness Day / Week Lesson / Assembly Presentation This is a simple text version of the above resource appropriate for younger pupils / older SEN students. Autism Awareness Activity Pack This resource contains an autism awareness activity pack. The pack contains six activities - Sensory Sensitivity / Overload This activity begins with watching a short clip about sensory overload. There are two tasks that follow designed for pupils to experience sensory overload when attempting to complete tasks; one is more challenging than the other. Autism Discussion Cards These contain 4 statements about autism designed to provoke discussion and to get the pupils to think about and develop their awareness of autism. They are not true or false statements and there are no right or wrong answers. Communication Difficulties Exercise This is a task designed to simulate the difficulties that many people with autism encounter when trying to communicate. Pupils take part in an activity in which they have to think very carefully about the words they use and what they are saying. What is autism? How Can I Help? Pupils watch a video about autism in which a young man explains 5 things he thinks people need to know about autism and 5 things people can do to help people with autism. Pupils are asked to discuss the five things that the person felt people needed to know about autism and five ways that people can help. Pupils then complete a worksheet. Autism Acrostic Pupils complete an acrostic piece of writing using the word autism as a stimulus. Two acrostic autism posters are included to give the pupils some ideas. An autism acrostic template is also included. Set of 25 Autism Awareness Posters A set of 25 colourful, eye-catching and thought-provoking posters which can be used for display or discussion purposes. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Primary School Special Educational Needs

Primary School Special Educational Needs

This resource is in a powerpoint format. The purpose of this powerpoint is to showcase best practice of Special educational needs within a primary school.This powerpoint is a scaffold for teachers to use -there are gaps in the powerpoint to add your own pictures , the name of the school and emblem of the school. This can be used to show external profesionals and share with school to showcase SEN in the school.30 + slides includedThe key sections are the changes in SEN and the Code of Practice, different stages of SEN, daily support for SEN pupils, interventions and provisions in place and support for statemented children.

By sparkle1978

Autism Awareness Activity Pack - Six Activities / Tasks

Autism Awareness Activity Pack - Six Activities / Tasks

This resource contains an autism awareness activity pack. It is an ideal resource for Autism Awareness Day / Week. The pack contains six activities.Sensory Sensitivity / OverloadThis activity begins with watching a short clip about sensory overload. There are two tasks that follow designed for pupils to experience sensory overload when attempting to complete tasks; one is more challenging than the other. Autism Discussion CardsThese contain 4 statements about autism designed to provoke discussion and to get the pupils to think about and develop their awareness of autism. They are not true or false statements and there are no right or wrong answers. Communication Difficulties ExerciseThis is a task designed to simulate the difficulties that many people with autism encounter when trying to communicate. Pupils take part in an activity in which they have to think very carefully about the words they use and what they are saying.What is autism? How Can I Help?Pupils watch a video about autism in which a young man explains 5 things he thinks people need to know about autism and 5 things people can do to help people with autism. Pupils are asked to discuss the five things that the person felt people needed to know about autism and five ways that people can help. Pupils then complete a worksheet. Autism AcrosticPupils complete an acrostic piece of writing using the word autism as a stimulus. Two acrostic autism posters are included to give the pupils some ideas. An autism acrostic template is also included.A lesson / assembly presentation on autism awareness is also available. Autism Awareness Lesson / Assembly Presentation This is a fully editable and interactive presentation on autism and Autism Awareness Day / Week. I had the privilege of teaching and working with many amazing young people on the autistic spectrum for twenty years. People with autism are often misunderstood. Hopefully, this presentation will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism.It includes sections on Social Communication Difficulties Social Interaction Difficulties Rigid Thought Processes Sensory Issues Repetitions and Rituals Obsessions Gifts and Talents Famous people With Autism / Asperger'sThere are hyperlinks to videos and clips about1. Sensory overload2. Autism3. Schools’ Awareness Week 4. A young person and his autism

By Krazikas

Set of  25 Autism Awareness Posters - Ideal for Autism Awareness Day / Week

Set of 25 Autism Awareness Posters - Ideal for Autism Awareness Day / Week

This resource contains a set of 25 autism awareness posters. These are ideal for Autism Awareness Day / Week and can be used for display or discussion purposes.Further Autism ResourcesAutism Awareness Lesson / Assembly Presentation This resource contains a fully editable and interactive lesson / assembly presentation on autism and Autism Awareness Day (2nd April) and Autism Awareness Week. I had the privilege of teaching and working with many amazing young people on the autistic spectrum for twenty years. People with autism are often misunderstood. Hopefully, this presentation will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism.The presentation includes sections on What is autism? Signs of autism Social Communication Difficulties Social Interaction Difficulties Rigid Thought Processes Sensory Issues Repetitions and Rituals Obsessions Gifts and Talents Famous people With Autism / Asperger'sThere are hyperlinks to1. A video which shows what it is like to experience sensory overload.2. A short video on autism.3. A short video about Schools’ Awareness Week by the National Autistic Society.4. A video produced by a young person with autism who talks about five things he thinks it is important that people know about autism and five ways you can help him.For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Autism Awareness Simple Text Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 106 Slides

Autism Awareness Simple Text Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 106 Slides

This resource contains a SIMPLE TEXT, fully editable and interactive lesson/assembly presentation on autism and Autism Awareness Day (2nd April) and Autism Awareness Week. I had the privilege of teaching and working with many amazing young people on the autistic spectrum for twenty years. People with autism are often misunderstood. Hopefully, this presentation will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism.The presentation includes sections on What is autism? Signs of autism Social Communication Difficulties Social Interaction Difficulties Rigid Thought Processes Sensory Issues Repetitions and Rituals Obsessions Gifts and Talents Famous people With Autism / Asperger'sThere are hyperlinks to1. A video which shows what it is like to experience sensory overload.2. A short video on autism.3. A short video about Schools’ Awareness Week by the National Autistic Society.4. A video produced by a young person with autism who talks about five things he thinks it is important that people know about autism and five ways you can help him.A more detailed version of this presentation, more appropriate for older students, is also available.Autism Awareness Lesson / Assembly PresentationSet of 25 Autism Awareness Posters Autism Awareness Activity PackFor more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide

By Krazikas

Big Books Pack 1 - Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Big Books Pack 1 - Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Sets of flashcards with Widgit Symbols for these popular children's books. This Is The Bear And The Picnic Lunch Elmer in the Snow Handa's Surprise Hop, Hop Kangaroo What would we do without Missus Mac?Set 1. Large cards with symbols + text,Set 2. Large cards with symbols onlySet 3. Large cards with text only (to use with sets 1 and 2)Set 4. Smaller cards with words and phrases for sentence workPlus information on activities to do with the basic vocabulary cardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.Widgit Symbols supports vocabulary development across the primary curriculum for all students, as well as helping individuals with special needs, autism or speech and language difficulties.

By Widgit_Software

This Is The Bear And The Picnic Lunch - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

This Is The Bear And The Picnic Lunch - Big Book Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

"This Is The Bear And The Picnic Lunch" by Sarah Hayes, Published by Walker Books Ltd Sets of flashcards with Widgit Symbols for this popular children's book.Set 1. Large cards with symbols + text,Set 2. Large cards with symbols onlySet 3. Large cards with text only (to use with sets 1 and 2)Set 4. Smaller cards with words and phrases for sentence workPlus information on activities to do with the basic vocabulary cardsThis resource was created in InPrint 3.Widgit Symbols supports vocabulary development across the primary curriculum for all students, as well as helping individuals with special needs, autism or speech and language difficulties.

By Widgit_Software

Three Little Pigs - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

Three Little Pigs - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

A fully comprehensive pack with differentiated activities using Widgit Symbols.The pack contains a variety of 16 activities, which include the story, sequencing activities, crossword, a cut and stick activity, matching activities, flashcards, drawing, storyboard and playscript.This resource was created in InPrint 3.Widgit Symbols supports vocabulary development across the primary curriculum for all students, as well as helping individuals with special needs, autism or speech and language difficulties.

By Widgit_Software

Visual Timetable Cards (Updated)

Visual Timetable Cards (Updated)

A set of cards to make a visual timetable covering most things you do in school!!!!. These have been updated to include golden time, swimming, register clubs, tidy up time, trip, quiet reading and more as suggested. (Aug 07 - Thanks for all your comments - I may get around to making the adjustments suggested at some point - keep passing them on…. I can’t wait to walk into someone else’s classroom and see my cards!!)

By wonreka1

SENCO Toolkit

SENCO Toolkit

Includes:Assess, Plan, Do, Review CycleFocused feedback forms x 3Intervention tiersPupil Passports templateStudent support booklet templateLearning Walk proformaStudent observation sheet

By schandler1

Feedback forms (staff)

Feedback forms (staff)

Ideal to use together information on students for meetings with parents. Staff are also able to complete to report concerns on a student to the SENCO/HOY/DoL/AH

By schandler1

Halving and Doubling Small Numbers

Halving and Doubling Small Numbers

These PowerPoint presentations are designed to introduce the concepts and vocabulary of halving even numbers to 10 by either splitting or sharing the set. The splitting PP also looks at what happens when you try to split an odd number. The doubling PP covers doubling numbers up to 10 by combining two identical sets to find a total. Thanks to Silver Lining Multimedia for permission to use their images which remain copyright.

By trogfoot

Songs to support early mathematical concepts

Songs to support early mathematical concepts

A selection of themed songs to support the development of mathematical concepts and vocabulary. These have been collated from a variety of sources and should be used selectively! These were developed for use with children with severe learning difficulties as i have found that the use of a catchy tune really can help some of these words and ideas to be remembered.

By trogfoot

Learning Concerns Feedback form

Learning Concerns Feedback form

A handy resource I have created and made available to teaching staff in my setting. They can use this to highlight where a student is struggling with their learning and hand to the SENCO to look into further.

By schandler1

SEN Rainforest Deforestation

SEN Rainforest Deforestation

This SEN resource is designed for MLD but could easily be adjusted to meet the needs of your students. It is colourful and visual, which also incorporates some role play (as students take on the role of different people involved in deforestation e.g. loggers, industrial farmers, inhabitants). This encourages students to think more deeply and understand that people will have differing views.

By teachmomo

The Very Hungry caterpillar

The Very Hungry caterpillar

Interactive story (powerpoint) of the very hungry caterpillar, using photos. A selection of visual resources to accompany story (a good alternative to sparkleboxes). Various types, duplicates in different styles for your choice.

By Ibuzzybea

Basic Letter Formation for the IWB (Sassoon Infant font)

Basic Letter Formation for the IWB (Sassoon Infant font)

A presentation with animations of letter formation. Letters can be repeated as often as necessary and chosen in random order via action buttons. Small animation of initial sound object/word to match each letter (x is represented by end sound: box and fox). This will work even if you do not have the Sassoon font installed as the letters/writing have been converted into jpegs. The second presentation has a long f and looped k for those who would like an alternative.

By bevevans22

Five Step Assistive Technology Assessment

Five Step Assistive Technology Assessment

Build a profile of the child’s technologyrequirements and make sure appropriate choices are made which meet their access needs.Why use?Provides comprehensive assessment of child’s accessAssessments are related to a range of curriculum activitiesIncludes additional skills required to use the technologyBenefits:The assessments can be amended, added to, or used in part, according to the requirements of the assessment situationIdentifies the most appropriate type of technology to fulfil the child’s needsEnables you to complete a final profile of need

By gwyn51

Individual Provision Plan

Individual Provision Plan

Plan the detailed provision required by thechild with vision impairment using this simpletool. The plan includes:• Section 1: School – Service supportagreement• Section 2: Overview of provision• Section 3: General provision by theservice• Sections 4 – 8 refer to the areas ofspecific access, Curriculum, SocialInclusion, Specialist Equipment,Physical environment, Daily Living SkillsWhy use?The plan demonstrates the joint and equal responsibility that is heldbetween school and service, to ensure that the needs of the child are metto enable successful inclusionIt sets out in sections, roles and responsibilities and the provision thatneeds to be made by both school and serviceThe plan can be amended to reflect the particular needs of the childAspects of provision can be added/removedFully adaptable to fit the child’s needsBenefits:Gives detailed provision points for each area of specific accessClearly identifies each professional's responsibilityMakes it easy to record progressMapped to the Quality Standards for Children and Young People with Visual Impairment (2002)

By gwyn51

Skills for Tactile Graphics

Skills for Tactile Graphics

Use the practical ideas and suggestions to deliver a programme to support the development of tactile skills towards a goal of understanding symbolic representation. A hierarchy of tactile skills for graphics is given with goals, resource suggestions, activities and observation points for each area. The skills aredivided into two sets and are integral to each other.Skill set 1• Understanding real life concepts• Handling real objects• Handling models• Two dimensional representation• Symbolic representationsSkill set 2• Tactile discrimination skills• Fine motor skillsWhy use?Programme of practical activities which can be embedded in the child’sdaily curriculumReady-made session plans for each skill area, provided in Word to enablefurther plans to be createdBenefits:Adaptable to child’s needEnables assessment of child’s tactile skills and specific target settingObservation points inform the practitioner of what to look for and enables specific evaluation of child’s progress

By gwyn51

Curriculum Activity Picture Cards

Curriculum Activity Picture Cards

Consult with the child about their curriculum access using this set of 15 bright coloured picture cards which illustrate the main curriculum tasks that may be carried out on a daily basis in the classroom.Why use?A useful tool for:Consulting with the child during assessment and reviewReflecting on tasks that are easy and those the child would like to find easierTarget setting to develop independentaccessBenefits:Builds self esteem and confidence about tasks that can be done independentlyDevelops a positive ‘On my own I can... approach’Involves the child in measuring their own progress and success

By gwyn51

Curriculum Activity Picture Cards

Curriculum Activity Picture Cards

Consult with the child about their curriculum access using this set of 15 bright colouredpicture cards which illustrate the main curriculum tasks that may be carried out on adaily basis in the classroom.Why use?A useful tool for:Consulting with the child during assessment and reviewReflecting on tasks that are easy and those the child would like to find easierTarget setting to develop independent accessBenefits:Builds self esteem and confidence about tasks that can be done independentlyDevelops a positive ‘On my own I can... approach’Involves the child in measuring their own progress and success

By gwyn51