RESOURCES

TRUSTED ASSESSORS, SUPPORT SERVICES & SUPPLIERS

Speech and Language

Libby Hill Small Talk Speech and Language Therapy

Small Talk Speech and Language Therapy are a team of speech and language therapists who see children with more complicated difficulties such as ASD, PDA, Selective Mutism, Auditory Processing Disorder and Developmental Language Disorder. They can do one-off assessments, reports for EHCP or tribunal or regular therapy.

Contact:

Web: www.private-speech-therapy.co.uk  Email: office@smalltalk-ltd.co.uk

Debbie Wilshaw – Speak Write for Literacy

Providing Speech, Language and Communication Interventions

  • to schools
  • to families
  • flexible and affordable service
  • developing confidence and independence for learning
  • small group and 1:1 programmes
  • compliments and extends speech and language therapy within the classroom

All programmes are led by trained and experienced tutors, with programmes tailor made to target individual needs and curriculum topics. Get in touch to see how we can help your child or children reach their full potential.

BA (Hons) Psycholinguistics, PGC LACIIC,

ICAN Licensee, Stoke Speaks Out Level 1

Associate member of RCSLT

Contact:

Tel: 07941 65743   Email: speak.write@outlook.com   Web: www.speakwriteforliteracy.co.uk

Talking Mats

Talking Mats is a visual approach/tool which can help children and young people to actively participate and make their voices heard in a variety of situations, including SEND/EHC Planning.

We offer training courses across the UK and resource packs to support implementation of the Talking Mats approach.  Please take a look at our website at www.talkingmats.com to find out more, or email Laura Holmes (Talking Mats North-West Associate) at laura@talkingmats.com with any queries/requests for further information.

Education Law

HCB Solicitors

We offer specialist education law legal advice to families who are trying to obtain the correct support for their child in school through EHCP funding. Our services include:

  • Requesting a statutory assessment
  • Assisting through the statutory assessment process
  • Advising regarding the wording of EHCPs and making representations
  • Appealing to the SEN tribunal if required
  • Advising on choice of experts and tactics
  • Attending the final hearing ourselves as specialist advocates. We do not use barristers for SEN tribunal hearings and this assist in keeping the overall costs down.

Contact:

Web: https://www.hcbgroup.com/special-educational-needs.html  Tel: 0333 202 7175

Technology

Sprint Plus – Text to Speech Software

SprintPlus, is a leading software package that reads out text for dyslexic students.  Ideal for ‘proof hearing’ essays and dissertations as well as reading out PDF text books, SprintPlus is being found to be easy to learn and beneficial in building up confidence, motivation and productivity at school, college or in the workplace.

Contact:

Web: https://www.sprintplus.be/en

Enabling Technology

Established in 1995, we have gained considerable experience in sourcing, delivering and training in most aspects of disability.  This includes dyslexia and dyspraxia, OCD, AHDH, memory, visually impaired and physical difficulties.

Covering all ages we supply products from over 200 companies and manufacturers. Products cover Voice Recognition, Dictaphones, CCTV magnifiers, Specialist telephones, Screen readers, Alternative keyboards and Talking dictionaries etc.

Our services include on-site training on all the items we supply plus dyslexia strategy training, which has proved very beneficial.

Put us to the test and contact us

Contact:

Tel: 01785 243111    Web: www.enablingtechnology.com

Dyspraxia Support

PDSS – Anne Ratcliff

“The aim of the Physical Difficulties Support Service is to provide support to settings to enable inclusion of pupils with physical difficulties, to contribute to the whole ethos and aims of the settings requiring support through stated aims, objectives, and polices”

Contact:

Tel: 01538 626020  Email: anne@pdssdirect.co.uk   Web: http://pdssdirect.co.uk

Fantastic Dyspraxic DCD Dyspraxia Shop

Fantastic Dyspraxic DCD Dyspraxia Shop supplies schools, therapists, parents and adults with exclusive dyspraxia pen, pencil and pencil grip packs, fine and gross motor skills solutions. We focus on sourcing solutions that work and are particularly picky about the items we sell. A focus of our website is to publish helpful information on topics that may affect dyspraxics; handwriting, gross and fine motor skills, visual stress, tying shoelaces and even how to use cutlery effectively. We are a small company that has first-hand experience of raising a dyspraxic child and are happy to receive phone calls from schools or parents seeking guidance on supporting their dyspraxic child.

Contact:

Tel: 01572 737100   Web: www.fantasticdyspraxic.co.uk

Sensory Processing

Alison Hart – Children’s Choice Therapy

Occupational Therapy Assessment, treatment and Training

Contact:

Web: www.childrenschoicetherapy.co.uk

Holistic Therapy

I deliver developmental massage from birth and yoga for Autism symptoms as well as Reflex Yoga for retained primitive reflexes

Contact:

Tel: 07715 304842   Email: magickheartholistics@gmail.com   Web: www.magickheartholistics.uk

Left Hand Users

Left Shop Online

Our shop is a veritable “Aladdin’s cave” of educational toys, puzzles and games, as well as a special section dedicated to left. Ours is the only shop we know of that has a left-handed section. We have people who travel over 100 miles to come to our shop, as they have children/grandchildren with handwriting difficulties and aren’t getting the appropriate help within the Education system. Visiting a shop specifically designed to cater for your individual needs, with immediate help, advice and products, can really boost the child’s self-esteem and equip them to achieve their full academic potential.
As well as helping children in the shop, we also run training workshops for a variety of settings, such as Early Years, Primary schools, Childminders. Details are on our web site  www.leftshoponline.co.uk

Contact:

Tel/Fax: 01905 25798 or 22353   Web: www.leftshoponline.co.uk   Web: wiseowltoys.co.uk

Handwriting

Teach Handwriting – Teach Children Ltd

The Teach Handwriting website explains how to teach handwriting and provides free resources, tips and information. It also identifies the most common handwriting problems and suggests solutions to overcoming them.

Contact:

Email: enquiries@teachchildren.co.uk   Web: www.teachhandwriting.co.uk   Facebook: TeachHandwriting   Twitter: @teachhw   Blog: https://teachhandwriting.blog/

Visual Processing

John Stevenson – Stevenson Jones Opticians

Offering visual assessment for behavioural optometry and visual processing difficulties. Also able to offer vision therapy.

Contact:

Tel: 01782 619175   Web: www.stevensonjonesopticians.co.uk 

BABO – British Association of Behavioural Optometrists

National information about visual processing.

Contact:

Web: www.babo.co.uk

Auditory Processing

Alyson Mountjoy – APD Support UK

REE information website for APD. APDUK is also seeking to UK wide multi-disciplinary standardised testing to diagnose and support individuals with APD.

FREE PDF DOWNLOAD – WHAT IS APD?

Contact:

Web: https://apdsupportuk.yolasite.com/

Auditory Processing – Phonak

Hearing Solutions

Contact:

Web: https://www.phonak.com/uk/en.html/

Dyscalculia

Judy Hornigold

Judy is an independent education consultant specialising in dyslexia and dyscalculia and also an Associate Tutor for the BDA and Edge Hill University. She is also a trainer for Maths No Problem training teachers in Singapore Maths.

Contact:

Email: judy@judyhornigold.co.uk   Web: www.judyhornigold.co.uk

Steve Chinn

The video tutorials offer dyslexia- and dyscalculia-friendly explanations of key maths topics based on decades of specialist teaching, plus pre- and post-intervention worksheets. (Now sold in 20 countries).

www.stevechinn.co.uk website has lots of information about dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties, plus details of all my books.

Contact:

Web: www.stevechinn.co.uk   Web: www.mathsexplained.co.uk

PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance

PDA Society

The PDA Society is a charity that provides information, support and training for parents, carers, professionals and individuals with PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance), part of the autism spectrum.

Contact:

Web: www.pdasociety.org.uk

Dyslexia and Visual Stress Supplies

Crossbow Education Ltd

“National and international award-winning suppliers of dyslexia and visual stress support resources. Home of the Eye Level Reading Ruler.”

Contact:

Tel: 0845 269 7272     Fax: 0845 2697373    Web: www.crossboweducation.com

Spelling Apps

KeyStageFun

KeyStageFun create a series of educational apps called Squeebles, covering spelling, punctuation, times tables, maths and telling the time. The apps offer a fun and motivating way to learn, as well as providing detailed feedback on children’s progress for parents or teachers. The apps contain no ads or in-app purchases.

Contact:

Email: info@keystagefun.co.uk     Web: www.keystagefun.co.uk

ASD (Autism) DCD (Dyspraxia) and ADHD Assessment & Language Assessments

Axia ASD Ltd

Axia ASD Ltd is a diagnostic and post-diagnostic service for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Difficulties.  Axia ASD Ltd has a number of contracts in place with various Clinical Commissioning Groups for diagnosis through the NHS as well as accepting self-referrals and private healthcare referrals.

Contact:

Web: www.axia-asd.co.uk

Parenting Support

The Studying with Dyslexia Blog

Neurodiversity and parenting coach, John Hicks shares articles that inspire and inform on topics about studying with dyslexia.  With a focus on Primary and Secondary education, all blog articles will be of value to parents and teachers alike.

Contact:

Web: www.studyingwithdyslexiablog.co.uk

SNUG – Special Needs United Grandparents

SNUG (Special Needs United Grandparents) Support group just for Grandparents of Grandchildren with special needs. Closed Facebook Group- search SNUG (Special Needs United Grandparents) & monthly term time meet ups (Stafford)

Contact:

Tel: 07401 323473    Web: www.specialneedsgrandparents.wordpress.com

Reading Books to Support Dyslexia

Oaka Books

Oaka Books is a specialist publisher of curriculum based topic packs for struggling readers and visual learners. There are now over 50 packs available for KS1, KS2 and KS3/CE covering sciences, geography, history and French. Packs include 3 different learning strategies – an active learning game as well as topic booklet and workbook.

Contact:

Web: www.oakabooks.co.uk

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