Supporting Learning From Home

 

Supporting your Child's Learning and Wellbeing

The staff of St. Anne's are very aware that these can be difficult times for parents trying to manage their families safely within the current restrictions. The teachers have linked together to come up with suggestions for activities that you might be interested in trying and which the family, as a group, can enjoy. 

We are thinking of you all in these difficult times and hope that we all come through it safely.

Please click here to access the link to suggested activities

Specific Curriculum Information

Home Economics - Video links to specific areas covered can be found here

 Lamh Free membership and access to online resources has been extended until the end of August 2020. Go to www.lamh.org  When you log on use code lovelamh to gain access.

 

Therapeutic supports 

 - Link to Covid - 19 social storyhttps://asiam.ie/social-story-covid-19-lockdown/ 

 -The National Council for Special Education (NCSE)

The link below is to materials have been developed by Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists.

   https://ncse.ie/online-resources

   https://ncse.ie/online-resources-for-parents

 - NCSE have published the first 4 of 7 behaviour resources on their website that might be of interest to you.               These have been developed by their Behaviour Practitioners and other Regional Team Members  

   https://ncse.ie/parent-primary-promoting-learning-and-behaviour-at-home

 

Latest Information from Sensational Kids

 

Food sensitivities and proclivities - 'Autism, a parents guide'

In episode 6, of our podcast series for parents/carers of children with autism, Dr. Vicki Ford, of the complex feeding team at Evalina London Children’s Hospital, looks how to build a healthy relationship with food whilst understanding the challenges for many autistic children. Full details here.

Dealing with apprehension and anxiety when returning to school

The charity Nip in the Bud has produced a short film and fact sheet to help parents and teachers deal with any potential feelings of apprehension and anxiety that children may experience on returning to school. Full details here.



The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health 

Last week Dr. Jon Goldin, Vice-Chair of the Child and Adolescent Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists spoke to ACAMH  - child mental health and Covid19, do please listen and share this podcast.

Coronavirus, and helping children with autism

New podcast, please share with relevant networks.


Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin discuss issues that may arise for autistic children including the disruption of closing schools, anxiety and obsessive behaviours. They focus on practical tips like how to help manage anxiety, maintain structure and support and explain the situation to young people. Additionally, tips on how to keep well as a parent and reliable sources for coronavirus updates. 

 

Sensational Kids has just announced a new innovative virtual care package

"Access to therapy supports for a child or adolescent can make all the difference in the world, which is why we are innovating to improve access to services and to look after our vulnerable children and adolescents, when clinic based services are unavailable. You can now connect with us remotely for Virtual Care."

https://www.sensationalkids.ie/online-therapy/

 

Make a Wish Ireland Fun Family Activities

https://www.makeawish.ie/get-involved/fun-family-activities