Useful Resources and Links - Moderate Learning Difficulties

Information and resources for school staff and parents in supporting children and young people.

Resources

The SEN Inclusion Service for Moderate Learning Difficulties provides a range of resources that can be accessed or downloaded for your own use. 

Parents/Carers

Family Support NI: A comprehensive database of support for families and childcare services in Northern Ireland.

Good Schools Guide: Helping parents become familiar with SEN and Moderate Learning Difficulties.

Text help: Literacy support tool which helps pupils with everyday tasks and is free to use for pupils in NI.

Crick Software: Literacy software for pupils of all abilities, focusing on tools which are accessible for all everyone.

Health Trusts in Northern Ireland: Regional integrated support for Education in NI which supports children in pre-school and mainstream primary focusing on difficulties which include speech, language, communication etc.

Regional Integrated Support Education Team (RISE NI): Website for parents and carers of children in mainstream nursery and primary school (up to P4). Includes information leaflet, suggested activities/resources and parent training videos to promote development of speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and social and emotional development. RISE NI also provide information for teachers

Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership: A Guide to Help Parents on Their Journey Through Disability/Additional Needs: This resource, created by parents for parents, addresses the whole life journey for parents of children with disability and additional needs. It is a live document which will be updated as new resources are developed.  

Educational Settings/Schools

Getting Ready to Learn: A project supporting pre-school education in NI and focusing on parent skills and linking communities.

Department of Education Count Read Succeed: This area focuses on the importance of literacy and numeracy and improving outcomes in these areas.

CCEA: CCEA brings together curriculum, examinations and assessment.  Resources range from Eunice Pitt’s book on early maths to assessing levels of progression.

Health Trusts in Northern Ireland: Regional integrated support for Education in NI which supports children in pre-school and mainstream primary focusing on difficulties which include speech, language, communication etc.

RISE NI

Numicon: Numicon is a range of multi-sensory maths resources using imagery and signs to raise mathematical attainment.

Text help: Literacy support tool which helps pupils with everyday tasks and is free to use for pupils in NI.

Crick Software: Literacy software for pupils of all abilities, focusing on tools which are accessible for all everyone.

Nessy Learning: Learning in a fun interactive way whilst developing literacy skills 

Wordshark and Numbershark: Provides games in numbers and literacy and lays foundations in the curriculum.

British Red Cross Wellbeing Activities: A charity providing resources to help wellbeing of children and young people age 7-18.

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Contact the Moderate Learning Difficulties Service

The Moderate Learning Difficulties Service can be contacted for advice and information specific to children and young people who have, or may have, moderate learning difficulties.