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Additional Support and Resources:

Hillingdon SEND Service - Advice Line

Educational Psychology Service - Telephone helpline for parents and carers

Hillingdon SEND focussed distanced learning ideas

KOOTH online emotional wellbeing support 

How can I help my child’s cognition and learning at home?

  • Make learning fun / hands on 
  • Repetition of previous learning
  • Include a higher percentage of ‘achieved’ learning alongside a lower percentage of ‘ongoing’ learning so that your child experiences success.
  • Use the curriculum maps to ‘pre-teach’ learning so that your child is prepared
  • Organise learning into ‘manageable chunks’ throughout the week so your child is not overwhelmed.
  • Use all of the online platforms the school subscribes to and the others recommended under each curriculum area.

How can I help my child’s communication and interaction at home?

  • Hillingdon Talks has lots of useful videos and advice, please click here. 
  • Oak National Academy has a specialist section on Communication and Language, please click here.
  • Speech Link has a useful Parent Portal, please click here.
  • Simplify your language
  • Repeat sentences back and add on one word. E.G ‘bus’ you can add on ‘blue bus’
  • Ask your child to repeat what you have asked them to do
  • Praise attention and listening skills
  • Play games at home; board games, Dobble.

How can I help my child’s social, emotional and mental health at home?

  • Hillingdon Plays has lots of useful videos and advice, please click here. 
  • Watch how the Zones of Regulation is used in school here. 
  • Anna Freud: Self-Care and Coping Strategies, please click here. 
  • Kooth online emotional wellbeing support, please click here.
  • If your child is struggling with a social situation, use a social story. For some examples, please click here.
  • Teach your child social skills such as; turn taking, initiating play, eye contact etc.
  • Play games at home to encourage social skills.
  • Encourage your child to attend a school or external afterschool club.
  • Talk to the Wellbeing Team if you have concerns about your child’s emotional and mental health.

How can I help my child’s physical and or sensory needs at home?

  • Talk to your child’s class teacher / SENCO / Welfare Officer about any additional support your child may need.
  • Hillingdon Moves has lots of useful videos and advice, please click here. 
  • This has lots of activities aimed at building fine and gross motor skills, please click here. 
  • A local specialist school has lots of resources and ideas for parents, please click here. 
  • Oak National Academy has a specialist section on Physical development, please click here.