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.