Below are some resources that have been collated from various sources and that you may find useful for discussing coronavirus with children and young people with SEND.
As a starting point – website The Sensory Projects, has collated a range of resources aimed as supporting children and young people with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.
The governement have also released a useful list of resources for home learning, including specific resources for children and young people with SEND.
Posters / leaflets / information
- Coronavirus – how to stay safe easy-read poster
- Easyread advice about the Coronavirus
- Carers UK – Guidance for carers
Talking to young people with SEND
- Coronavirus: Keep it simple, stick to facts – how parents should tell kids – BBC
- Social Story – Pandemics and the Coronavirus (Carol Gray)
- Social Story – Learning about the Coronavirus (Dr. Siobhan Timmins)
- Social Story – People stay at home when they are sick – using widget images
Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Anna Freud Centre – information and advice for parents and professionals on supporting young people’s mental health during periods of disruption
- Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing
- Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing
- Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing