Welcome to the Support Teachers’ page! I have set up links to websites and apps that you may find useful as a home-schooling parent. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on the school email address.
HB Phonological awareness app. Free. Age: 4 years +
Reading Eggs website. Free trial available. Age: 2 – 13 years. Reading eggs help children learn to read through online games and fun activities.
Mathseeds. Age: 3-9 years. Core Maths skills taught through online games and activities. Free trial for parents.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. It’s popular with children. Free trial due to Covid-19.
Speech and Language
A list of websites and apps to develop speech, language and communication skills in children and young people
Fine and Gross motor skills
Activity ideas for home to develop gross motor skills. It was designed by the HSE occupational therapy team.
A selection of Paediatric occupational therapy tips documents
Online Jigsaw puzzles
Breathing exercises and visualisations to aid relaxation and self-regulation.
Social, Emotional, Behavioural
A 23-page booklet from the Welsh NHS entitled ‘Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ASD during Covid-19 isolation’.
Middletown centre for Autism designs and delivers courses for teachers and parents of children with Autism. They are running Webinars throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Previous webinars can be viewed on their Facebook page.
The majority of sensory processing strategies on this website should only be used following an assessment and as recommended in report. A small fraction of the strategies are suitable for all and are labelled as such.
Parenting Through Covid-19. Helpful Hints to Make Home Life Happy. A Tusla publication. 16-page booklet. https://www.cypsc.ie/_fileupload/Documents/Resources/Donegal/FVFRC%20-%20Booklet%20Parenting%20Through%20COVID%2019.pdf