FISH services were set up as part of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice. Every Local Authority must provide Parent Partnership services to parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs in their area. FISH provides free and impartial information, support and advice about education issues so that parents can be fully involved in decisions about their child’s education.
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential. The BDA promotes early identification of specific learning difficulties (SpLD) and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners.
The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information support and pioneering services and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you're looking for in ADHD, we'll do our best to help.
A free site, children can enter lists of spellings and the site will make games and teaching activities with these words.
This is not free but is recommended by SEN specialists. It is an online word processor with word prediction, speech and word banks; it also has a list of free resources, mainly banks of words about particular topics.
A lovely website of free interactive activities to encourage early mouse skills, but also lots of literacy and maths input within the games (a firm favourite with my reception class last year); also the site is in French or English.
A free BBC website with an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 to 11.
Another free website which helps children learn to touch type.
This is not free, it costs £39 a year to register (at home), but it looks interesting and it won the BETT awards for new educational technology in 2009. Children in Key Stage 2 already have a username and password for Mathletics as the school has subscribed to the website.
A well regarded free site.
Lots of free interactive games suitable for infants onwards.
A free site with games.
A free site with maths games.
An excellent school site with games and ideas.