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Physical and Sensory Needs

Top tips 

  • Allow children to record work in a variety of ways if possible
  • Pre-teach vocabulary
  • Use the extra time you will have as an opportunity to practise dressing and undressing skills
  • Give opportunities for down time and brain breaks
  • Create a quiet work environment for your child to work in.
  • Follow any specialist advice outlined in EHCs where applicable
  • Allow children to use a word processer to complete some written tasks. If they can’t type, encourage them to learn, so that they are able to use a Word Processer with more speed and fluency.
  • Offer routines and structure
  • Create a quiet space for them to learn with no distractions.
  • Give them something to fiddle with whilst you are talking to them or you want them to focus. It can also be helpful to let them move around whilst they listen.
  • Ask them to do one task at a time
  • Provide checklists or visual timetables to support organisation.
  • Use timers to help with time management and build in frequent movement breaks.
  • Play lots of games with your child to encourage social skills, such as taking turns and winning and losing.
  • Help your children develop their fine and gross motor skills and core stability (see resource below)
  • Get involved with Joe Wicks' PE sessions or do some Cosmic Yoga each day. Look at the files for other activities to complete.


Further Advice