Remote Learning can be accessed daily and you will get information on this via the school app weduc.
In the table below are a list of free online resources you can try with your PMLD learner.
|This is an online support network in which parents/carers, teachers and other professionals share ideas, and discuss any ideas||https://our.choiceforum.org/c/pmldnetwork|
|Oily Cart are a sensory drama company who have set up a group for parents/carers to share ideas/support||https://www.facebook.com/groups/OilyCartFamilies/|
|STORIES AND COMMUNICATION|
|This link is relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners. This website shows videos of intensive interaction in action, which is vital to develop communication for our learners||https://www.intensiveinteraction.org/|
|Pete Wells’ Sensory Stories/Podcast – Free sensory stories that come as a powerpoint package along with other activity ideas. This is relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners.||https://sensorystoriespodcast.com/free-special-stories/|
|These links are for Sensory Stories and are relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners||http://www.greenside.herts.sch.uk/Creative/SensoryStories/SensoryStories.html https://sensorystoriespodcast.com/free-special-stories/ https://www.simplestuffworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/The-Beach-House-a-sleepy-sensory-story.pdf|
|Surviving through story resources||https://www.survivingthroughstory.com/resources|
|Drama based communication||www.mainspringsarts.org.ukstringsandthings|
|These links are more relevant for Secondary/College aged learners, however could be adapted if needed. These activities are based around how to inform your learner about the Coronavirus via social stories||Social Story around Coronavirus – https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/hackney/fsd/files/the_garden_school_-_ot_s_social_story_on_cv.pdf https://cb257a31-b0b1-439c-bf98-3ed0e66a9103.filesusr.com/ugd/365e31_1f45a448a895445c832247f01136626d.pdf If a family member is unwell|
|This link is relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners that utilise symbols or PECS at home/school.||Visual Cue Cards – https://ccea.org.uk/downloads/docs/ccea-asset/Resource/Resource%201%3A%20Visual%20Cue%20Cards.pdf|
|Tacpac draws together touch and music to create a structured half hour of sensory communication between two people.||Tacpac set 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVRIknOGpyA Tacpac Set 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjfFVENVrbA TacPac set 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6V5tgKxLyg www.rosewood free school.org.uk|
|These links are relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners, and are based around mental health and wellbeing activities.||Breathing Exercises – https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2hrO425XjCp6Zhu145VEgh5VizIDq2xJJMvLPNhNhIexf4CJEVkw4rj-4&v=mEZn_DxfMEs&app=desktop#menu Chair Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DYH5ud3zHo Chair Zumba – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4XW74W9t4o Gong Therapy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRRhi9CcLps Laughing Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVkG3L79sL4 Guided Meditation for kids – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc PMLD yoga – https://www.tygwtnschool.com/p|
|This link is relevant to all parents/carers of PMLD learners. Soundabout are offering free online music sessions for you to join in at home. Please note: you have to have a Facebook account to join in||Online Music Session – https://www.facebook.com/SoundaboutUK/|
|Big Top music have a range of interactive music sessions. This link is related to ‘forest’||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZDBLX_AVrU|
|Our very own -Edd music session||https://youtu.be/JJanu6syDmo|
|Soundabout live – Soundabout Live! interactive music-making sessions for people of all ages with SLD and PMLD are led by different members of our amazing music practitioner team on our Facebook page every Tuesday & Saturday at 2pm||– https://www.soundabout.org.uk/clubs/ https://www.soundabout.org.uk/tv/|
|This link is relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners and provides a ‘sensory shopping list’ to support your sensory play at home.||Sensory Shopping List – https://e28383d3-9cbb-4848-a3e3-8a82c4de34d0.filesusr.com/ugd/e2560e_30b12b0b915c4dfda91a14c30b5ed778.pdf|
|Physiobods – body awareness session||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmvZ7AYMpM|
|Sensory art club –||https://www.facebook.com/sensorycreativeMakingSENse/|
|Jensory rainforest theme –||https://youtu.be/X2ffkVmg0W0 (set of 3 videos)|
|This link is relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners, and provides a range of different activities to try at home, which can be adapted to fit your specific learner||Range of Activities – https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx0aGVzZW5zb3J5cHJvamVjdHN8Z3g6MzYyMTU2M2JlZjI3MDdkZQ|
|Wilson Stuart YouTube Channel||https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJvwAekceWeOy4xEeyMOF3w|
There is an offer from TACPAC for a free TACPAC 5 set when purchased using the Code: 8Q7A3TXS
The website link is: https://tacpac.co.uk/product/set-5
What is TACPAC
Tacpac draws together touch and music to create a structured half hour of sensory communication between two people
What are the benefits?
Tacpac music is composed specifically to reflect the texture of each object so that the receiver experiences total sensory alignment.
Tacpac can be used by anyone.
Tacpac builds communication skills.
Tacpac enables progress to be measured and recorded.
Tacpac can be used in any setting – at home, in school, in hospital, in residential care or even outside.
Beyond Words is a charity that provides books and training to support people who find pictures easier to understand than words. Whether supporting somebody with a learning disability or communication difficulty, our resources empower people through pictures.They have a collection of books which are free to download. These include:
Beating the Virus – A short wordless story, that will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe. The story also shows how to safely help others who may be self-isolating. Supplementary text at the end of the story gives information on where people can seek help if they are unwell and signposts to other useful resources.
Good Days and Bad Days During Lockdown – A wordless booklet with scenes from existing Beyond Words stories looking at what makes a ‘good day’ and what makes a ‘bad day’.Scenes address social distancing, lockdown, mental health and daily routines.
Music therapy activity ideas: https://www.musictherapyworks.co.uk/music-resources-for-home-learning
Live sessions uploaded twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) https://www.soundabout.org.uk/tv/?fbclid=IwAR3K7vXOxisnsK3DVSnSqDmHM0KWn8Cw0_DpadBNwHuvHvYKwm1Brg2h1DU
Online switch activities which can be accessed using puffin browser: https://www.ianbean.co.uk/
15 Sound activities to choose from. Work your way through the different activities. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listening-skills/zbc4y9q
TACPAC activity – You need: A fan – You can make on with paper. Wooden spoons Material Sponges or scourers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xBhMd20vyE
Attention Autism or “bucket” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkFdydddWcU
The sensory projects activities – http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources?fbclid=IwAR2lHDOjY2Ab6YAL9vosQijXbOk2aDq9L41uzIEXAcnF1P4a9kp8cRpI-jo