Provided by : Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy & Physiotherapy
- This home pack was designed to support parents and caregivers while families are at home.
- Continue to follow any recommendations from therapists or therapy/activities programmes you already have for your child.
- If you need a new copy of a programme contact your child’s therapist.
- If you require anymore information or an explanation of the tips/activities, contact your child’s therapist.
Home Routines Keeping Healthy Play Useful Links and Info Contact Information Resources
Top things to remember• Create a routine
• Involve your child in your day to day activities
• Take into account your child’s way of communicating
Top things to remember• Keep using any orthotics (splints, lycra suits, leg gaiters etc.) that your child already has.
• Change position regularly
• Keep an eye out for pressure areas
Being at Home
Being at Home
Top things to remember• Remember to have fun! Games, singing, dancing and playing are all great ways to
• interact with your child and remember times flies when you’re having fun!
• Different activities motivate different children – find what works for you!
Useful Links and Info
- Twinkl – https://www.twinkl.co.uk A wide range of resources for parents and teachers to use with children at home
- Ask Field Academy – https://www.ashfield.leicester.sch.uk/home-learning-resources/ Home learning resources available to support communication and sensory needs.
- Phoenix ASD school SEN resources https://www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk/thamlets/primary/phoenix/site/pages/homeresources
Home Learning resources for SEN children – OT, SLT and teaching resources
- Gina Davies Autism Centre YouTube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPw7Ij3k2Zhe19Fb3CO-ag Videos for Attention Autism activities.
- A Social Story about Corona Virus – https://be73b3da-9b4e-4f61-8908- e7b4fd76db14.filesusr.com/ugd/1addde_3aff5d714ac048f09efb8261d638ad18.pdf
Sensory regulation and Play
- Sensory and messy play activities for children with additional needs – https://www.empoweringlittleminds.co.uk/resources- 1?fbclid=IwAR2AInVCXXW_ZMOg4I3Xdynlze8fEwmRnUXe2b8i1rivmM17eSb1D9RpCuc
- Sensory Circuits Video – https://youtu.be/R-5r79geh9Y Useful videos to help to regulate your child
- Teaching the OT way – https://www.teachingtheotway.com/ A Blog and online resource by an OT therapist.
- Messy play – https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/kids/resources/ot-activityinformation-sheets/messy- play-activities Ideas for messy play
- Craft ideas – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/ab3867/special-needs-art/ Lots of different examples of craft activities.
Physical activity and movement
- Parable Dance https://parabledance.co.uk/fun-15/
- Wheel power https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/resources/adaptiveyoga
- Active for Life https://activeforlife.com/activities-for-babies-and-toddlers/
Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Charlie Waller Memorial Trust- https://www.cwmt.org.uk/resources Resources for children and families
• Elsa Support – https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/ Free resources to help children to understand their emotions and feelings.
1. Visual Timetable
• You can use the below examples of activities/events that could go into a visual timetable to support your child throughout their day.
2. Creating a sensory box
3. Sensory Modulation activities