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Home schooling children with SEND

Home schooling children with SEND

Salford has a team of dedicated SEND specialist teachers and psychologists who are keen to support you with your learning at home challenges.

If your child is not currently in school and you’re struggling to get them to do their school work, or if you need some support or advice on managing their SEND needs you can email the team at lssgeneric@salford.gov.uk and one of the specialists will get back to you. They can also signpost you to other professionals who can help you or answer your questions.

Hearing Impairment Team – Learning Support Service

During this third lockdown, the Hearing Impairment Team is continuing to support deaf children and young people virtually. HI Hopes, our weekly Early Years group is running on MS Teams and we are continuing to deliver online tutorials to students. If your child usually receives tutorials from your Teacher of the Deaf in school, but is currently at home, virtual support may be an option. If your child is still attending a setting, we are continuing to make ‘essential’ visits, which will typically be to provide audiological support.

For tips on how to care for your child’s hearing aids at home, take a look at this NDCS video on How to look after your deaf child's hearing aids or contact your Qualified Teacher of the Deaf.

Please check out our latest newsletter for support with hearing equipment, home schooling and much more. If you would like to be on our distribution list for the newsletter and for all other queries, please email Jane Angus, Team Lead and Qualified Teacher of the Deaf jane.angus@salford.gov.uk  

If your child has not been diagnosed as having a hearing loss, but you have concerns about his or her hearing, please contact your GP who can make a referral for a hearing test. 

Visual Impairment Education Team – Learning Support Service

The Visual Impairment Team is made up of dedicated teachers and teaching assistants who have both experience and additional qualifications in to support pupils with visual impairment difficulties. 

If you would like any further information please download visual impairment lockdown offer 2021 for further information (available in the downloads section to the right) and for all other queries, please email Daniel.downes@salford.gov.uk

ASC Team – Learning Support Service

If you’re looking for support for your child with additional needs during lockdown, or just someone to listen to your concerns about your child and their well-being then we are here to help.

  • Our team of specialist teachers are skilled in working with children with social communication difficulties, some of whom are autistic but not all. Our knowledge and expertise can be accessed via virtual meetings using Microsoft Teams. We believe that a multi- agency approach to working with a child is the best support system for a family, so this will be in collaboration with your child’s school.
  • You may want to talk about how to engage your child with their learning, or how to help support their communication and interaction needs in the home.  Alternatively, you may want some advice around approaches to supporting sleep, setting up sensory activities, routines or reducing anxieties to support your child’s well-being and to minimise any behavioural concerns.
  • We also have access to lots of printable resources such as symbols for visual timetables, and information leaflets ready to read online at your convenience.
  • In addition, we are running a series of free webinars for parents and for schools to access. 

How?

If your child is already known to the Learning Support Team, please contact your child’s school to arrange a virtual meeting. If your child is not known to the Learning Support Service- please email simone.leese@salford.gov.uk with details of your child’s school for further support.

Cognition and Learning Team – Learning Support Service

If you require home learning support for your child with additional needs during the lockdown then we are here to help.  Our team of specialist teachers are skilled in working with children with Cognition and Learning difficulties which include: Dyslexia/literacy, Dyscalculia/numeracy, SLCN, MLD, Irlen, Complex Needs (including Downs Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy).  We are able to offer advice and support with regard to how to help your child with home learning.  This may also be in collaboration with your child’s school.

We are also able to provide printable resources such as advice sheets for specific areas of support and information leaflets ready to read at your convenience.

In addition to this we are running a series of free webinars for parents and for schools to access.

If your child is already known to the Cognition and Learning Team, please contact your child’s school to arrange a virtual meeting. If your child is not known to the Learning Support Service and for all other queries relating to supporting learning at home please email asma.hughes@salford.gov.uk for further information.