Helping your child with Special Needs

Below are links to some useful websites that may assist you in helping your child who has a special educational need. (By clicking on the icon you will be taken to the relevant website)

nas-logo The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Dyslexia affects approimately 10% of the population.  The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) aim to help those living with this hidden difficulty.  The BDA aim to provide support and advice to those living with dyslexia.

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Dyspraxia, a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination, in children and adults. While DCD is often regarded as an umbrella term to cover motor coordination difficulties, dyspraxia refers to those people who have additional problems planning, organising and carrying out movements in the right order in everyday situations. Dyspraxia can also affect articulation and speech, perception and thought.’

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Useful Links

 

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AFASIC – Unlocking Speech and Language

www.afasic.org.uk

 

British Dyslexia Association

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

 

Dyslexia Action

www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk

 

Dyspraxia Foundation

www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

 

Epilepsy Action

www.epilepsy.org.uk

 

National Association of Special Educational Needs

www.nasen.org.uk

 

National Asthma UK

www.asthma.org.uk

 

National Autistic Society

www.nas.org.uk

 

National Blind Children’s Society

www.nbcs.org.uk

 

National Deaf Children’s Society

www.ndcs.org.uk 

 

National Society for Epilepsy

www.epilepsysociety.org.uk

 

Young Minds

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

 

 

mencap_logo There are many learning difficulties and disabilities that our children live with.  Mencap provides support and advice a wide range of disabilities and learning difficulties.