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.

Ms Ryan.

Literacy

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.

https://readingeggs.com/

Numeracy

Mathseeds. Age: 3-9 years. Core Maths skills taught through online games and activities. Free trial for parents.

https://mathseeds.com/

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.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Speech and Language

A list of websites and apps to develop speech, language and communication skills in children and young people

https://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SLT-Useful-Websites-for-Parents.pdf

Fine and Gross motor skills

Activity ideas for home to develop gross motor skills. It was designed by the HSE occupational therapy team.

https://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Gross-Motor-Skills-Parent-Booklet-Primary.pdf

A selection of Paediatric occupational therapy tips documents

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/lho/corknorthlee/therapy/paediatric-occupational-therapy/useful-resources.html

Online Jigsaw puzzles

https://www.jigsawplanet.com/

Well-Being

Breathing exercises and visualisations to aid relaxation and self-regulation.

https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

Social, Emotional, Behavioural

A 23-page booklet from the Welsh NHS entitled ‘Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ASD during Covid-19 isolation’.

http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/1143/Supporting%20Children%20with%20LD%20&%20ASD%20with%20COVID%20Isolation.pdf

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.

https://www.middletownautism.com/

Sensory processing

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.

Miscellaneous

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