Resource bank

Early years and portage

Resource type Link
Website National Portage Association
Journal Developmental journal for children with multiple needs
Toolkit Early Years toolkit
Document Education Inclusion Service - Early Years offer

Hearing support

Resource type Link
Website Advance Bionics
  Cochlear products
  Connevans - hearing aids and assistive technology                       
  Coronavirus and support for deaf children
  Deaf CAMHS Yorkshire
  Ear Foundation
  National Deaf Children’s Society
Support Group Deaf Friends - local support group
Protocol Early Support

Social communication and interaction

Resource type Link
Website           Autism Alliance - a network of 18 autism charities supporting many thousands of adults and children with autism across the UK.
  Autism Education Trust - supporting effective education practice
Kids Zone (for children under 12 with ASD)
The Den (for teenagers 13+ with ASD)
  Autism Independent UK - help to raise the awareness of autism, and provide well-established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment of autism.
  I CAN - children’s communication charity. Experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.
  The National Autistic Society - the leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support, pioneering services, and campaigns for a better world for people with autism (parents' section).
Research                Research Autism - research autism is the only UK charity dedicated to the promotion of high quality research into autism treatments, therapies and other approaches.
  Communication Trust - a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. They support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.
  SEN direct - help to find the right support, services and information for families.
Form Request to provision panel for entry/exit of placement at Oakhill resourced provision

Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

Threshold descriptors Title
Early years  Funding for NEF Children
  S2-1 Guidance for the identification of NEF children with SEN
  S2-2 Visual impairment
  S2-3 Hearing impairment
  S2-4 Physical difficulties
  S2-5 Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
  S2-6 General learning difficulties
  S2-7 Speech, language and communication needs (including autism)                             
Schools S3-1 Guidance for the identification of pupils with SEN
  S3-2 General learning difficulties
  S3-3 Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
  S3-4 Autism
  S3-5 Hearing impairment
  S3-6 Visual impairment
  S3-7 Physical difficulties
  S3-8 Multi sensory impairment
  S3-9 Specific learning difficulties
  S3-10 Speech, language and communication needs
Post-16 S4-1 Guidance for the identification of pupils with SEN
  S4-2 General learning difficulties
  S4-3 Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  S4-4 Autism
  S4-5 Hearing impairment
  S4-6 Visual impairment
  S4-7 Physical difficulties
  S4-8 Multi-sensory impairment
  S4-9 Specific learning difficulties
  S4-10 Speech, language and communication needs

Vision support

Resource type Link
Website     Action for the blind activity breaks
  Action for blind people
  Adventure sports activity weekend breaks and holidays for blind and partially sighted children
  Barnsley blind and partially sighted association
  Clear vision (tactile books)
  Contact a Family
  Dycem (anti-slip matting)
  Edward Marcus Low Vision Aid
  Family Fund (application for specialist equipment and resources for families)
  Living paintings
  New Life (activity pod for visual impairment in the family)
  Nystagmus Network
  Partially Sighted Society Doncaster
  Posturite desk slope
  Prescription goggles for swimming
  Resourced provision for primary children
  RNIB Advice for Professionals
  RNIB Bookshare
  RNIB Shop
  Royal National College for Blind
  Scottish Sensory Centre
  Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind
  The National Sensory Impairment Partnership
  The Vision Foundation (support for parents, children and young people)
  Touch typing tool
  VICTA (grants for specialist equipment)
VICTA activities
  Wikki Stix


Resource type Link
Website Barnsley Disabled Children's Team