Home learning website/learning ideas for pupils with SEND A more comprehensive list of sites can be found at: This also includes social stories about the virus, home learning schedule ideas, anxiety and emotional support.


Brain Parade


Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.



Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

Sensory App House Ltd


Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.



Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.

Description: This page is providing a bank of resources helpful for those looking for educational activities to do whilst staying home and staying safe.The resources are loosely grouped into those aimed at people with additional educational needs, those specific to learning about COVID 19 and the changes it is implementing in our lives and those aimed at students who attend mainstream schools

Description: Website suggest hardware and software which may be useful when learners are at home.

Description: Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ ASD: coping with COVID-19 isolation


Star Fall -Practice reading skills -Starfall.

oxfordowl. -very popular reading website

Phonics play are doing a month’s free login: username: March20 password: home -Learning resources for all subjects. -Learning for all different topics. -Play games that practice reading strategies. –ks1 maths and English games history for all curriculum areas -lots of customisable resources -extended free trial available for those with persistent literacy difficulties. lots of ideas and resources A modulated and monitored, online site for autistic children and young people (Minecraft themed). –Speech and language vocabulary resource -parents support website


Corona Virus Social Stories:


General Communication Resources


Sensory Activities:

 Picture Resources:

  Makaton Signing

  • lots of free resources available and videos or signing. They release a sign of the week and have some resources related to specific children’s books that cost £2.50
  • Singing Hands- This is a website which has signed songs and resources.

 Vocabulary Activities:

 Narrative Activities:

 Language Activities

 Attention and Listening Activities:

  • Follow Attention Autism facebook page as they are going to be giving ideas for how to adapt this to home tasks.

 Speech Resources




Home learning ideas

 SEN resources
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Some useful apps / online Resources:

Name of App/Online Resource



Star Rating (1*- 5*)


Reading Eggs


Spelling and phonic app teaching children to read through highly motivating games.

Ks 1-2 children

Free month trial

£6.99 per month


Very user friendly and appealing

Nessy learning programme


Reading, writing and spelling app for children with Dyslexia or Literacy difficulties

Ks 1-2 children

£8 per month


Nessy challenge assessed child’s level so that they are working on personalised reading and spelling goals.

Nessy Fingers Touch Typing


Simple and fun way of learning to touch type or develop keyboard skills. Ages 7-12



Enjoyable resources to help speed up children’s keyboard skills. Don’t worry too much about which hand/fingers the pupils uses – it’s more important to focus on finding the letters quickly.

BBC Dance Mat Online


Touch typing programme divided into 4 levels.

Aimed at Ks2



Doorway Online

Typing, Literacy and Numeracy activities



A collection of accessible educational games that learners will find easy to use independently. Each activity has a range of accessibility and difficulty options


CALL Scotland Apps Wheels







iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia


iPad Apps for Learners with Dyscalculia/Numeracy Difficulties




Apps help to embed learning and to give opportunities for repeated practice of concepts that cause difficulty.


Name of App



Star Rating (1*- 5*)


Splingo’s Language Universe

A language game based on understanding instructions



You can enter how many ICW you want in an instruction, and whether you want it to include nouns/verbs/prepositions/adjectives. It’s a very useful app, and children find it very motivating.

Colourful Semantics

An app which is based on the principle of Colourful Semantics created by the London Speech Practice.



This app is based on the principle of Colourful Semantics. A picture is presented to the student, and they then have to use symbols to create a sentence about the pictures. You can adjust how much information is needed in the sentences (e.g. SV, SVO etc.)


This app is for developing understanding of verbs by using videos of an alien acting them out



This is a fun app which is motivating for students to use. They point to a verb and the alien will act them out in a silly way. There is also a way for the student to say what you want the alien to do and it will act it out – there are roughly 40 verbs.

Talking Gina/Talking Tom/Talking Angela


Speak to the animal and it repeats back what you have said in a high pitched voice.



This is good for students who are reluctant to speak, or who want to hear themselves speak, or if you want to encourage students to make noises with their mouths that they can hear repeated.

Super Duper Story Maker – Free

An app which you can use to create stories using photos or pictures.




Special Words

Based on Downs Ed. “See and Learn” programme.



Uses sight word recognition for photographs of objects – pictures of frequently used words for early vocabulary (and you can also take photographs of objects to make it more personal to the student).

Scene and Heard

AAC app by therapy box, which uses pictures, recorded audio and imported photographs to develop vocabulary use.




Things That go Together

Vocabulary Builder




One Step Two Step

Understanding a following directions.



This helps children to listen to and follow instructions in a fun and interactive way.

Heads Up

A description game



This app is a fun game to play in a group – One person holds the phone/tablet up, and the others have to describe the word that is being held up. If the person guessing gets it right, then they can move on and try and guess as many as they can within a minute.

Talking Mats






This can be used to make Social Stories, share news, make a visual schedule etc. by taking and using photographs.