Distance Learning for Children with SEND
All children learn in a variety of ways. Please find below are some top-tips and websites to help support your child.
Agree the expectation of that day and what your child needs to achieve by the end of this. It will need be clear for them to see where to start and then when he is expected to finish. We do this in class with a visual timetable or now n next boards.
Breaking down the tasks:
If the task has multiple parts, do one part at a time. For example, if a child is asked to find nouns and adverbs – do one first then the other. Break the learning down into smaller, achievable chunks. Keep instructions to one at a time to avoid confusion or overload.
It is important to remember that some children find it harder to process instructions or think of ideas – give them time to complete each part at their own pace.
Structured movement breaks:
Asking a child to complete a task for an agreed length of time and giving them opportunity for a movement break. This will allow them to have a break and get ready to re-engage with the next work activity. For example, asking them to spend 10 minutes on the task work and then having a break and coming back to it. Be guided by your child but take short breaks in between chunks or tasks. Examples of structured movement breaks are; 5 star jumps, getting up to make a drink, stretching.
Use resources and visuals:
Visual aids can support many areas of a child’s language and communication development. Listening and attention can be enhanced through these aids, enabling a child to keep their concentration and focus on something visual whilst listening to instructions. Understanding skills are also enhanced, allowing children the time they need to process what they are being asked to do. It is important that visual aids are not used to replace language, but used alongside it to aid communication. .
Making a task relate to real life really helps with a child’s understanding and brings concepts to life. Don’t be afraid to use whatever resources you have to hand – be creative, draw things and make the learning something they can touch!
Reward charts can be a powerful and highly effective tool to help change child behaviour. A reward chart can offer focus to both parent and child, and can be an extremely valuable positive reinforcement tool.
Reward chart templates are very flexible and can be customized to your needs. Most of our behavior charts can also be personalized with your child’s name, goals, and photo.
It would be ideal for you to agree with your child what the reward would be and if these will be immediate rewards or a bigger reward to work towards