Rosehill School are sharing access to resources for children and young people with autism via their school website on the link below.
Twinkl produces a variety of different types of SEND resources for special needs children. The resources are suitable for special needs and mainstream schools. Some of the needs that we produce resources for include autism, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and ADHD. Resources include academic actovoes, sensory activity ideas, movement break ideas, visual timetables, fine motor skills and speech and language activities.
Sensory play activities and ideas
Guess the Emotion
This activity will help students to improve their recognition of body language and facial expressions. Write a list of some common emotions – e.g. happy, sad, angry, afraid, bored, pleased – and then stand in front of the class where everyone can see you and read out the name of the first emotion on the list. Pull a face and use your body language to show this emotion and ask the children to copy you.
Once you’ve been down the list, ask a child to recreate one of the actions you’ve just performed (or do this again yourself if the children are reluctant) and see whether the rest of the group can guess which emotion it is based on solely through body language and facial expressions. Go around the class and ask each child to act out an emotion in turn.
Follow the Leader
This easy activity helps children to learn how to understand and follow simple instructions. Start the activity with yourself and, speaking clearly, ask your child to complete an action, e.g. hop on one foot, pat your head, shake hands with a partner or clap your hands.
After they have completed the action, ask your child to call out an action for you to complete. Take it in turns to call out an action and can easily see when it is, and isn’t, their turn to be the speaker.
The Nottingham City Autism Team have shared these resources with school on how to explain the Corona virus to a child with Autism through social stories.
The link below shows a power point and the PDF link is a simple social story.
Please decide on an individual basis if these are appropriate for your child.