Useful Resources and Links - Severe Learning Difficulties

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


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

Topics include:

  • Home Learning
  • Games
  • Routine

SEN Inclusion Service Resources

Useful links

Family Support NIInformation on childcare and child related support in Northern Ireland.

Community NI: Information on services and activities for people with a learning disability.

Numicon: Provides information on multi-sensory numeracy programme suitable for children with Severe Learning Difficulties.

Curriculum Resources for Severe Learning Difficulties: Information on CCEA resources designed for pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties.

Communication Advice Centre: Provides information on accessing augmentative communication services for children and young people with communication difficulties.

Makaton: Contains information on Makaton signing and links to training.

Disability Action: Information on disability rights.

Northern Ireland Mencap: Information and services for people with a learning disability and their families.

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‚Äôs 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.  

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Contact the Severe 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, severe learning difficulties.