Advice To Parents

As the SENDCo at Alderbrook, I am available to meet with parents and carers, to discuss how to support our young people with their learning, social interaction and communication. My team and I do all that we can, to make the appropriate adjustments for those that need them and to make provision to meet the individual needs of our young people with barriers to their learning.

It is our intention to work in partnership with the families of our young people, to ensure the best outcomes for them in school. To that end, here are some suggestions for resources and strategies to use at home. These have been recommended to us by the professionals from the external agencies who work with us and advise us in the support of students.

Mrs J Wright, SendCo

Learning Support links

These resources have been recommended by external specialists and professionals in education. They are specifically aimed at supporting parents with strategies to support their children at home.

* These are external websites and as such Alderbrook School does not have any responsibility for their contents or any advertising.

The National Autistic Society

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http://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life.aspx

Advice for family members on holidays, going to the shops, home adaptions and more.

 

British Dyslexia Association

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

Advice on coping with dyslexia and how to support your child

 

Dyspraxia Education

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https://www.dyspraxia-ed.co.uk/dyspraxia-parent-workshops

Workshops are for parents to understand their child’s condition and to learn simple tips for helping their children.

 

The Den – Autism Education Trust

www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/the-den.aspx

All you need to know about living on your own, your legal rights, and how to manage your money.

 

Free Online Resources

Free online cources (eligibility may be required).

* These are external websites and as such Alderbrook School does not have any responsibility for their contents or any advertising.

Goodtyping

https://www.goodtyping.com/

Learn how to type correctly in 27 guided lessons.

Typingclub

https://www.typingclub.com/

Online tutorials teaching key placement when typing.

Speed typing online

https://www.speedtypingonline.com/

Making learning to type easy and fun.

Alison Courses

https://alison.com/courses

Over a 1000 free online courses.

Vision2Learn

https://www.vision2learn.net/courses

UK Government funded courses (eligibility needs to be met).

OpenLearn

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue

Free learning from Open University

Reed courses

https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/free

112 free courses (eligibility may apply)

Supporting Anxious Pupils

Resources aimed at helping and supporting parents with children who suffer from Anxiety.

* These are external websites and as such Alderbrook School does not have any responsibility for their contents or any advertising.

AnxietyBC

https://www.anxietybc.com/

Information to help you understand anxiety, and help your child to cope with everyday situations.

WorryWiseKids

http://www.worrywisekids.org/

Help and resources for parents with children suffering with anxiety.

 

YoungMinds

https://youngminds.org.uk/take20/

The UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.

 

Boosting a young person’s self-esteem at different ages

Boosting Self-Esteem

Courses/ Resources for parents

Online parenting courses

Courses and workshops designed to assist Parents in understanding their teens

* These are external websites and as such Alderbrook School does not have any responsibility for their contents or any advertising.

Understanding your child (0-18)

http://www.solgrid.org.uk/seis/communications/free-online-parenting-courses-from-the-solihull-approach-understanding-your-child-0-18-2/

http://www.tappytwins.com/

An organisation that work with young people and their families, to learn how to take control of their experiences and emotions, through workshops on a range of subject

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Understanding your child (0-18)

From Solihull Approach

http://www.tappytwins.com/

An organisation that work with young people and their families, to learn how to take control of their experiences and emotions, through workshops on a range of subject

KOOTH

https://kooth.com/

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Parenting Young People Course

New information on our Parenting Tab; free Parenting Young People course and How to nurture mental health in your child.

How to nurture a child’s mental health

LiveMe – National Online Safety

How to nurture a child’s mental health

LiveMe – What parents need to know about online safety