Support for Parents

Specific Learning Needs


The Expert Parent’s Guide to Childhood Anxiety

With featured advice and resources from The Children’s Society, we have written this expert guide for parents to help children understand, cope and become strengthened by their experiences of anxiety at a young age. Our aim is to equip parents across the world with a significant bank of knowledge to ease panic and educate their children about the science of the mind.


British Dyslexia

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential. The BDA promotes early identification of specific learning difficulties (SpLD) and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners.


The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information support and pioneering services and campaign for a better world for people with autism.



The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance – parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you’re looking for in ADHD, we’ll do our best to help.


Spelling City

A free site, children can enter lists of spellings and the site will make games and teaching activities with these words.



KIDS Sleep services provide trained sleep practitioners who are able to support and advise families on their children’s sleep problems and support them to put effective strategies in place. The practitioners also give parents coping mechanisms to help with their own sleep deprivation.  Help is provided through the delivery of sleep workshops and individualised support.


Crick Software

This is not free but is recommended by SEN specialists.  It is an online word processor with word prediction, speech and word banks; it also has a list of free resources, mainly banks of words about particular topics.



This is not free, it costs £39 a year to register (at home), but it looks interesting and it won the BETT awards for new educational technology in 2009. Children in Key Stage 2 already have a username and password for Mathletics as the school has subscribed to the website.


Woodlands Junior School

An excellent school site with games and ideas.