SEN websites

This is a list of sites which the whole SEN team have compiled over time – we hope you find them useful; if you have found any useful sites not mentioned here it would be lovely if you could let us know and we can add them when we next update the list (with the proviso that we have no control over these sites and cannot be held responsible for their content).

1. Spelling and writing

Spelling City:  A free site, children can enter lists of spellings and the site will make games and teaching activities with these words.

Cricksoft:  This is not free but is recommended by SEN specialists.  It is an online word processor with word prediction, speech and word banks; it also has a list of free resources, mainly banks of words about particular topics.

Gamzuk:  Again this is not all free but it has some free games looking at sounds and swapping the sounds in words. 

2. Typing and mouse skills

Poissonrouge:  A lovely website of free interactive activities to encourage early mouse skills, but also lots of literacy and maths input within the games (a firm favourite with my reception class last year); also the site is in French or English.

BBC:  A free BBC website with an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 to 11.

Kids Learn2Type:  Another free website which helps kids learn to touch type. 

3. Maths

Mathletics:  This is not free, it costs £39 a year to register (at home), but it looks interesting and it won the BETT awards for new educational technology in 2009 – worth a look.

BBC Bitesize:  Well regarded free site.

ICT GAMES:  Lots of free interactive games suitable for infants onwards

Primaryresources: Aimed at teachers and LSA’s but lots of the games could also be used at home

SEN Teacher: As above

Primary games:  Free site with games

Mathszone:  Free site with maths games

Primary Ideas:  Free site with games and ideas

Woodlands Junior School:  Excellent school site with games and ideas 

4. Gadgets

TTS Educational Supplies:  A site with lots of nice gadgets including recording pens for £4 each (including tax and delivery) 

5. Specific Needs

Ships Project:  A site dealing specifically with acquired brain injuries (ABI); it has lots of useful information for parents and teachers as well as links to other sites

National Autistic Society:  This site has information for families and people with autism, including Asperger’s Syndrome

Bristish Dyslexia Association:  This is a useful site with information for families about dyslexia 

6. Mainly For teachers

Dyslexia Scotland:  A site with lots of useful resources for teachers and information about dyslexia 

7. Research and government reports

Teacher Net: www.teachernet.gov.uk/publications search for the latest government reports, for instance the report on dyslexia, which was released by Jim Rose (DCSF-00659-2009)

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