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SEN General

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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) ACE Advisory Trust
The Oxford ACE Centre is an independent charity which provides a focus for the use of technology with the communication and educational needs of young people with physical and communication difficulties.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) ACE Centre North
The ACE Centre North is a sister charity to the Oxford ACE Centre. It provides assistive technology and augmentative communication services, including assessments and training, to assist individuals with physical and/or communication difficulties in the North of England.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Braille for maths
Teaching math to visually impaired children
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) BECTA Lists (SENCo Forum)
The senco-forum is for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs)and others who support pupils with special educational needs. There are currently around 1,000 members. An average of 300 messages are sent to participants each month.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Contact a Family
Every day over sixty children in the UK are born or diagnosed with a serious disability and the vast majority of them are cared for at home. Contact a Family (CaF) is the only UK charity providing support and advice to parents whatever the medical condition of their child.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) CENMAC
CENMAC provides support and advice on using Information Technology to improve the communication and
learning of children and young people with physical disabilities.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Chatback Trust
CHATBACK was set up in 1986 by the present Director, Tom Holloway, to provide an electronic mail (email) facility for up to 100 schools in the UK and abroad. Most are special schools, all cater for children who have some mental or physical difficulty with communicating.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) DfEE
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Disabled Living Foundation company links suppliers
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Dyslexia Institute
The official site of the Dyslexia Institute. 'Recognising the Dyslexic Child' and the Fact File probably the most useful.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) DRM Guide to disability and SEN resources on the WEB
Disability Resources Monthly is an American organisation. Their website has links to "thousands of the best disability resources on the Internet". Worth a look
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) ERIC - Educational Resources Information Centre
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Educational Sites on the Internet 
An independent site, which is regularly updated. It has a large selection of links for teachers, SEN, dyslexia and disability.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) iANSYST Ltd.
Site to buy dyslexia aids.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Inclusion
Part of the National Grid for Learning. It is a Inclusion is a free, searchable catalogue of on-line resources that support teaching professionals, parents and carers in meeting individual learning needs.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Inclusive Technology
Special needs
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Keyboard Training Programme
Special needs and ICT.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Kingsbury School vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
Kingsbury School, Skelmersdale and Ormskirk, Lancashire, is a small UK state school serving the needs of pupils aged from 2 to 19 with Autism, SLD and PMLD (severe and profound cognitive disabilities). Their website is well worth a visit. It is media-rich, making extensive use of Flash and MS Agent technologies. There are interactive games, downloads (of policy and planning documents and Flash activities), homepages for each of the pupils, as well as information about the school. Excellent!
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) LC Technologies Disability-related Links
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) MultimediaEnablingTechGroup
Individual learning needs and IT
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) National grid for learning
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) NASEN
National Association for Special Educational Needs.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Research a Disease
The SEN Code of Practice
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) SCET
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) SCET homepage
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Self Esteem Advisory Service
Everything you ever wanted to know about building self esteem in children, adults and yourself - All in one place. Come and visit us. Free articles, Q+A service and more...
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) SENteachers.co.uk
This site is dedicated to those working as Special Educational Needs (SEN) teachers and those who may seek to recruit and employ them such as; recruitment agencies, special schools, primary & secondary schools, pupil referral units, community homes, hospital schools or youth custody centres. Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCo’s) may also find this site of interest. There is also an online forum where those looking for jobs, staff, advice & support, as well as wanting to exchange ideas and resources with those in similar positions, can do so freely anytime.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Solutions for Specific Learning Difficulties
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Special Education Plaza
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Special Education Resources on the Internet
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Special Educational Needs Explanatory Menu
Canterbury Christ Church University College, Special Needs Research and Development Group.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Special Educational Needs SENCO Information
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Trafford Learning Support Service
Links, differentiated worksheets (including some for KS3 pupils) and other useful stuff. Worth a visit.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) TFH
TFH is a company selling a variety of items to serve the needs of children and adults with special needs. They specialise in "special needs toys".
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Wales Extra Link homepage
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Yahoo Society and Culture - Disabilities & Children

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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) BECTa
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) British Computer Society disability
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Centre for Assistive Technology, University of Buffalo
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) CHATBACK Trust
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Closing the Gap
Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Crick Computing
Software for literacy and access & communication.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Dyslexia.com
Dyslexia.Com is a site which aims to help people with dyslexia make the most of their abilities by using technology. There is advice on the choice and use of a wide range of software and hardware as well as other more general advice.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) ICT Levels  including P Levels, broken down into achievable targets for pupils with Special Needs. From   Trafford LEA's LSS.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) NCET - Special Educational Needs IT
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) NTS
NTS computer systems and dreamwriter product line, portable education computers.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) REM (Rickitt Educational Media)
Education software
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) RESOURCE
Software primarily for schools
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) SCET
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Sherston
Sherston on line, educational software.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) SEMERC
Granada learning and SEMERC software, hardware and info for special needs in education.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Sight and Sound
Computer solutions for the visually impaired.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Stephen Bostock - IT and Special Educational Needs Keele University
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Topologika
Software for education.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) TYPEQUICK - The Computer Based Touch Typing Tutor
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Widgit
Hardware, software etc for handheld computing devices.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) W.W.W.4 Teachers
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Xavier
Xavier educational software

SEN Learning Support

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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) All Lewisham Autism Support
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Applied Behaviour Analysis or Lovaas based approaches
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Asperger's Syndrome Resources
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Autism
A sample issue of a social stories magazine
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Autism UK discussion group
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Autism Research Unit
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Biz-ed Study Skills Worksheets listing
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Blessed with Dyslexia
"When I learned in my 7th grade Special Ed Class, Albert Einstein was dyslexic, I quit being ashamed of my disability; it gave me a sense of pride I never experienced before. I didn't know exactly what he did, I just knew that the same people who made me feel inferior, thought he was a "genius"."

bullet1.gif (148 bytes) British Dyslexia Association
The BDA is the national organisation for dyslexia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Communication Aids for Language and Learning Call Centre Edinburgh University
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Daily Grammar
English grammar and new words. If you register (free) they send a daily email with daily words and pages for grammar...mind you it's as much for grown ups as children: fascinating the explanation of the grammar sometimes...
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Developmental Dyspraxia
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Dyslexia Resources.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Dyspraxia Foundation
Dyspraxia foundation, recognising developmental co-ordination disorders.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Educational Kinesiology and Brain Gym
Educational Kinesiology teaches specific movements of the body that can improve mind function. It uses techniques such as repatterning, which is the integration of the left and right hemispheres of the brain through specific movements; stress release techniques; and balancing the energy/meridian system of the body.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Farmyard Index gifted Children
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Gifted & Talented Children
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Grammar Gorrilas 
Special Needs pupils working on sentence construction will enjoy this playful site, which employs cute graphics in a game that tests knowledge of grammar terms and improves overall literacy. The game is helpfully differentiated into Beginners and Advanced stages, with pupils aiming to feed the Grammar Gorillas by correctly identifying nouns, verbs and other parts of speech. ( It also has some maths games)

bullet1.gif (148 bytes) HELP Read web page
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Internet Resources for Language Teachers and Learners
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Kurzweil Educational Systems
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Language manual for children with autism, Asperger's syndrome and related developmental disorders
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) LD Resources Etext on line (books on line)
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Makaton
For the use of symbols in communication and literacy.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) National Autistic Society site
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Society for the Autistically Handicapped
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Somerset Autistic Support Group
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Spellaroo
Presented with fun cartoons, Spellaroo is a motivating way to help Key Stage 3 pupils with their spelling. Particularly appropriate for Special Needs pupils, Spellaroo asks pupils to pick out the incorrectly spelled word from a sentence, encouraging pupils to self-check their own work.

bullet1.gif (148 bytes) textHELP! Web Site
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Wales Extra Link homepage
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Words Worldwide and KeySpell

SEN Motor Skills

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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Crick Software for Education & Access
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Disabled Living Foundation
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Dyspraxia Foundation
Dyspraxia foundation, recognising developmental co-ordination disorders.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Lefthand Education
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Widgit Software Home Page

SEN Visual & Auditory Impairment

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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Blind links
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Blind resources in Japan (English)
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Bookmania Visually Impaired Bookshop
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) College of Optometrists in Vision Development
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Deafsign vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
This is a superb resource devoted to deafness and British Sign Language (BSL). There is a wealth of information of interest to anyone who has any interaction with deaf people (ie all of us), forums, games, a variety of interactive finger spelling translators (eg. you can type in a phrase and see the sequence of finger spelling or set the keyboard to show the hand sign for the letter you type). Of course, BSL is much more than simply spelling words and there is information on the site about a BSL teaching pack, which includes a book and CDRom.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Dolphin Computer Access
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) IntelliTools Inc.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) LD Resources texts
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) MegaVision - Magnifying Screens
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) National Library for the Blind
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) New York Institute for Special Education
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) RNIB
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Sight & Sound Technology
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) The Screen Magnifiers Homepage
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) USA Organisations serving persons with visual impairments
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Washington University


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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Centre for Applied Psychology, Newcastle
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) School Psychology Resources Online - Sandra Steingart,Ph.D.
An excellent links site for researching information about psychology in education. There is a large section dealing with specific disorders and lots of links to other useful relevant sites. Sandra Steingart is an Ed.Psych. in Baltimore.

University & Government Departments

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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Keele University
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Cardiff University Homepage
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) UK Sensitive Map - UK Universities LINKS
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) University of Wales Swansea
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Welcome To Ofsted
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) WJEC
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Education and Employment Committee Home Page
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) The Standards Site EMAS pages
This is the DfES's own advice site for schools and LEAs. There is lots of useful advice and guidance here. Probably a first port of call for anyone involved in EMAS.

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