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Software to teach children with learning delays and difficulties
Children with learning challenges can benefit enormously from a home computer. However, there are six common mistakes their parents make when selecting computer software to teach them.

Advisory Centre for Education

The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) Ltd is an independent national advice centre for parents. Founded in 1960 and a registered charity, ACE is run by expert staff, under the direction of a council. It is financed by funds raised from Charitable Trusts, local education authorities, the DfEE and industry. Trading revenue from sales of publications and training also help us fund our charitable activities.

Becta - Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

This area provides information and resources for teachers working with pupils who have special educational needs and who aim to work in an inclusive way. Much of the material focuses on the particular benefits that information and communications technology (ICT) can offer students.

British Association of Teachers of the Deaf

The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) was formed in 1977by the amalgamation of The National College of Teachers ofthe Deaf (NCTD) and the Society of Teachers of the Deaf (STD).BATOD is the ONLY Association representing the interests of Teachers of Hearing-Impaired children and young people in the United Kingdom. It includes in its membership representatives from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and from all the many branches of the profession as well as colleagues from overseas.

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

The Information & Resources Service at BILD is available to anyone who has an interest in learning disabilities. If you work with people with learning disabilities or are studying to work in the field; if you are involved in research or just want to find out more, there may be something here to interest you.


The CHATBACK Trust was set up in 1986 by the present Director, Tom Holloway, to provide an electronic mail (email) facility for up to 100 schools in the UK and abroad. Most are special schools, all cater for children who have some mental or physical difficulty with communicating. It now has electronic links with children in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, USA, and even a special school in Novosibirsk in Siberia. The project encourages young people to correspond with each other for social interaction and, where a curriculum is being followed, for work on classroom subjects.

Closing The Gap

Through our newspaper, annual conference, and Web site, Closing The Gap provides practical up-to-date information on assistive technology products, procedures, and best practices.To become better acquainted with Closing The Gap, we invite you to request a free sample copy of our newspaper. Complimentary copies are also available for distribution in your classroom, conferences, workshops, etc.

Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group

DEX is a deaf User group.
DEX consists of deaf people who attended, or attend hearing mainstream education, or supporters from the Deaf and hearing communities.
DEX is currently the only deaf led organisation that supports all deaf children with all levels of deafness.
We want all deaf children to be confident and happy deaf children and young people, and to have a positive Deaf identity. This will result in a better quality of life in adulthood, and provide the grounding for good mental and physical health.
We want deaf children to live according to civil rights legislation.

Disability Equality in Education (DEE)

Disability Equality in Education (DEE) is a rapidly expanding charity, which was set up in 1996 based on the pioneering work of Richard Rieser and Micheline Mason. The foundation of our work is to promote inclusion in the education system that celebrates and embraces in differences of individuals.

Disability Information Systems in Higher Education

Welcome to the national clearing house for Disability and Information Systems in Higher Education, funded by the Joint Information Systems Comittee.


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Independent Panel for Special Education Advice:

Defending children’s right to special education provision

LDA Learning Development Aids

LDA specialises in educational resources to support you and all of your pupils, especially if they have special educational needs. We have resources which cover the following conditions: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Autism, ADHD, Handwriting and Fine Motor skills, Gross Motor Skills. Plus our resources help those who need extra help with their curricular subjects, and parents who want to help their children.

National Association for Adult Learning (NIACE):

NIACEs formal aim is: to promote the study and general advancement of adult continuing education

National Association for Special Needs

The Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, a refereed online publication of NASEN, the United Kingdom`s National Association for Special Educational Needs, establishes an international forum for the dissemination of research on special educational needs. The journal will be published three times per year.

National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity dedicated to building a literate nation.

Network 81

A national network of parents working towards properly resourced inclusive education for hildren with special needs.

The Conductive Education Webiste

Conductive Education is a form of special education and rehabilitation for children and adults with motor disorders. It is appropriate for conditions where disease or damage to the central nervous system affects a person's ability to control movement. In childhood these conditions include cerebral palsy and dyspraxia, and in adulthood, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and those who have had a stroke or head injury.

The Snowdon Award Scheme

Helping students with physical disabilities in further and higher education or training
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