Visit our Therapy Resource Finder Tool webpage.
- NHS Glasgow and Clyde: therapy resources
- NHS Ayrshire and Arran: Safety in the community
- NHS Kent Community Health: therapy resources
Resources from other organisations
- Download children’s occupational therapy resources from the Symbaloo website.
- Read this news article about outfitting a home for a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
- Home learning and school closure packs. Whether you're a teacher, parent or home educator, visit the Twinkl website for simple, step-by-step guides
- Visit the Sensory Projects website for a list of links that could be handy if you are home educating children with sensory differences:
- The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists: Parent leaflets developed by The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP) is a clinical interest group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
- National Autistic Association: A leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. The website provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
- Bristish Stammering Association (BSA) website: The British Stammering Association a point of contact for information and support on stammering, also known as stuttering.
- Canchild website: CanChild is a research and educational centre that provides evidence-based information to improve the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.
- The Challenging Behaviour Foundation website: The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) is a charity specialising in severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. Established by a family carer, we work with families and professionals supporting children and adults across the UK.
- The Communication Trust website: The Communication Trust is a coalition of nearly 50 voluntary and community organisations with expertise in speech, language and communication. The Site has web based resources for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
- Do2Learn website: Do2Learn uses technology and the web to provide special learning resources for individuals with disabilities and the professionals and caregivers who serve them. Do2learn.com freely offers, for your personal use, thousands of pages of the best of the resources we have developed and tested.
- The Dyspraxia Foundation - download secondary classroom strategies
- ERIC – Education and Resource for Improving Childhood Continence
- Information on potty training, bedwetting, soiling, constipation and other topics. Downloadable leaflets references and advice.
- The Gray Center website: Information about Social Stories (these describe a situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses in a specifically defined style and format.)
- Handwriting without tears: An easy way to teach pre-printing, printing, and cursive handwriting for all children from reception through to year 5.
- Ian’s Shoelace Site: Learn traditional and adapted types of knots to tie your shoelaces in simple and basic steps, with lots of visual supports. Whether you’re after shoelace tying speed, simplicity, security or style, here’s 18 different shoelace knots to choose from, including several that Ian has created himself.
- I Can: A children’s communication charity. I CAN’s mission is to ensure that no child who struggles to communicate is left out or left behind.
- Intensive Interaction: an approach to teach the pre-speech fundamentals of communication to children and adults who have severe learning difficulties and/or autism and who are still at an early stage of communication development.
- Literacy Trust: Has information and support on language development from birth to age three with a specific section on “Talk To Your Baby” with downloadable resources.
- Makaton: Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.
- No time for flash cards: A comprehensive webpage with lots of creative ideas for play and learning, well classified according to ages and themes.
- One Place for Special Needs: A self-funded disability project, run by Dawn Villarreal in Illinois which has a library of social stories Library of social stories.
- PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System (exchanging pictures to request motivating things).
- Play and play things website: Ideas for your child with special needs and their siblings. Produced by the Play and Learning Programe at the State Child Development Centre in Western Australia.
- Talking Point: Talking Point give parents and carers the information they need to help their children develop these skills.
- Your Therapy Source: Online USA based resource for special education, paediatric occupational therapy and paediatric physical therapy. Video – outdoor activities to develop handwriting
Websites with free typing resources: