Special Educational Needs
SEN Sites with Good Literacy Related Sections
LGFL Materials
Dyslexia
Useful Literacy Programmes to Download
Sites for Specific Special Educational Needs
More Useful Sites

 

 

SEN Sites with Good Literacy Related Sections
Very useful Information and advice on using Speech recognition software. Activities, organisation and management ideas.

ACE Website - Information on many topics including how to make talking books in Clicker, Powerpoint and Hyperstudio. Advise on speech recognition, word prediction and communication aids.
Widgit: Support site for Writing with symbols. Online tutorials, upgrades and downloads available. Suggestions for physical access, MLD, visual impairment and use of symbols.
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Kingsbury Schools: Super Special School site with lots of useful information, curriculum planning documents, online Literacy activities and games to download.
Simon's Raising Achievement Site: A user-friendly site, mainly for teachers. Covers many topics,but look out for "Literacy, Learning and ICT" and links to free Literacy software.

 

 

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Dyslexia
The Dyslexia Institute: They describe themselves as: "...the largest organisation in the UK for teaching children and adults with dyslexia and the largest organisation for training of teachers of dyslexia."
click to link I am Dyslexic.com: This site is run by Barnaby Blackburn who is an 11 year old dyslexic and his site has information for other young dyslexics.
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Dyslexic.com: Good, user-friendly UK site. "Helping dyslexic people make the most of their abilities"

 

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Useful Literacy Programmes to Download
Download Jardotty Font to create handwriting practice sheets.This is a dot to dot handwriting font with directional arrows on the letters.
Resources, freeware downloads, links and documents for Literacy and other subjects.
Download demo versions of Animated Alphabet, Phonics, Spellings, Words and lots more.

 

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Sites for Specific Educational Needs
Animated British Sign Language Alphabet
TRAIN includes teaching resources in simple text accompanied by photographs and illustrations. They support the delivery of the national curriculum for
KS1 -3 pupils with literacy skills at levels 1 and 2. They can also be used by pupils still developing their understanding of English as a first or second language.
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A- Z Deafblindness: Web site of James Gallagher who is deafblind himself. This site offers help to blind or deaf people, and especially deafblind people. Contains support for those who provide specialised services for deafblind people.
The British Association for Teachers of the Deaf web site. Look out for Literacy Hour planning for deaf pupils.
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Royal National Institute for the Blind: RNIB offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem. The site has up-to-date information throughout the year on all the latest RNIB publications.

 

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More Useful Sites
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National Association for Special Educational Needs
Site of major national organisation which lists publications.
Inclusive Technology: Teacher-friendly information on their extensive range of software. They provide useful ideas on using ICT to support pupils with Special Educational Needs. Also includes on-line activities and Literacy software downloads
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Inclusion - A catalogue of resources for teaching professionals, learners, parents and carers. Resources include publications, software, hardware, guidance and links to other organisations to aid independent living and learning.
Special Educational Needs (New Opportunities Fund) training information and support.
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Becta - Inclusion and Special Needs
A range of links to Special Educational Needs websites and pages. Includes:- ICT supporting all learners in an inclusive way,case studies involving the use of access technology,working in different communities and on-line catalogues of resources which support individual learning
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