The National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) is a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences. Link HERE for further information.
For individuals who do not rely on verbal language to express themselves, a range of Augmentative or Alternative Communication (AAC) systems can be used. The Devon AAC Intervention Service provides specialist Speech and Language Therapist input.
Beacon House is a team of professional, compassionate and highly experienced chartered psychologists, psychotherapists and occupational therapists. They provide a wide range of assessments and effective therapies for children and young people, families and adults who are experiencing mental health difficulties, emotional and behavioural problems and relationship conflict. As a service they have a special interest in repairing the effects of trauma and attachment disruption.
The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations working together to support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.
The UK's leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Since 1962, they have been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.
Speech Link and Language Link are innovative multi-media packages that give teachers and teaching assistants the ability to screen for developmental speech and language difficulties. Information is also given about implementing appropriate support programmes and strategies. If you do not currently subscribe to Speech Link and Language Link click here for more information and a FREE demo.
Autism Education Trust. The website includes extensive resources and advice to support effective education practice in the area of ASD. Access to the website is also a requirement for schools who are currently, and will be in the future, participating in the DEAP (Devon Enhanced Autism Programme). Access to resources are free, but professionals are required to sign up to receive a password to access the full site.
Call (Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning) Scotland helps children and young people across Scotland to overcome disability and barriers to learning created by their environment, and to fulfil their potential. The link will take you to a resource page which has posters and leaflets identifying useful ICT resources and apps which can support learners. Posters and leaflets are available for many platforms and for a range of learning barriers.
Thrive 'helps adults prepare children and young people for life’s emotional ups and downs'.
Winston's Wish is a childhood bereavement charity in the UK who offer practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.
Balloons is a charity that provides support for children, young people and their families, before an expected death,or following the death, of someone significant in their lives.
Early Help 4 Mental Health. The website provides detailed information about the Early Help 4 Mental Health initiative, including how schools can sign up and get involved, the core offer and signposting for parents and young people.
Schools in Mind is a free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools. The network provides a trusted source of up-to-date and accessible information and resources that school leaders, teachers and support staff can use to support the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care.
Workshops | programmes of intervention | coaching professional training | wellbeing at work. They work with: adults | children | families | schools early years settings | community projects | businesses.
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They offer a wide range of education services. As a leading multi-disciplinary practice, Psychology Associates offers a service that is extensive and bespoke. They work direct with Schools, Colleges, Local Authorities and national charities. They also support children and young people and families that access the Adoption Support Fund.
Right for Children is a web based system that enables practitioners from a range of agencies, services and team to input and share information about the families they are working with. Information is only shared with the family’s permission.
As corporate parents, we are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for children in care. The Virtual School supports all children in care who are living in Devon or who are looked after by Devon but living in another part of the country.
Specialist support to help improve outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable learners.
SEND Resource Library