Additional Support Needs

Learners with Additional Support Needs might be finding this time particularly difficult in terms of the uncertainty and anxiety created.  We would like to thank Kris Campbell from Willowbank School in Kilmarnock for sharing these communication resources which might help learners struggling to understand these times.

Social Guides

We would also like to share this useful resource with you.  This is a visual version of the Scottish Government’s lockdown easing phases.  The use of visuals might make some of the changes easier for learners to understand.

Scottish Government’s Phased Approach Visualised

There are lots of wonderful things that you can learn both indoors and outdoors at home and many things to explore.  Here, we have uploaded a variety of sensory, tactile, fun and messy lessons which might be enjoyed by learners with additional support needs.

What can you hear?

Making Music

Sensory Jar Perfume

Creating Natural Paints and Dyes

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Scavenger Hunts

Simon Says

Make Apple Bird Feeders

‘Natural’ letters and numbers

Physical Letters and Numbers

Matching Objects

Sensory Boxes

Make a Habitat Heap

Brew a Potion

Wild Weather

We would also like to share some other vital resources with you, which you might find useful in supporting learners with ASNs to get outdoors.

Messy and Muddy – A Guide to Outdoor Play for Children with Vision Impairment

East Ayrshire Council Site

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