SEND Web Links

Please note that these links were correct at the time of publication. The list is offered as a support to parents, not as a recommendation by the school.

Links addressing special needs issues in general and early intervention

http://www.firstsigns.org/

http://www.specialchild.com/index.html

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html

http://www.childrensdisabilities.info/index.html

http://www.parentingdubai.com/index_files/kidsfirstmedicalcenter.htm

Parenting websites (parents for children typically developing and children with special needs)

http://raisingchildren.net.au/

http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/index.html

http://www.howkidsdevelop.com/index.html

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/

http://www.zerotothree.org

Behavioural, Social, and Emotional Needs 

(Examples-depression, eating disorders, ADD, ADHD, Tourette’s Syndromes, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)-easily annoyed and deliberately annoying to other people, mental health difficulties)

Associations-Behavioural, Social, and Emotional Needs

Down Syndrome – Dubai/UAE

http://www.facebook.com/pages/UAE-down-syndrome association/186660611375957

All 4 Down syndrome Dubai - http://www.all4downsyndrome.com/

http://www.downsyndromedubai.com/index.htm

UAE Down syndrome Association - www.uaedsa.ae

Sensory and Physical Needs  

(Examples-blind, partial sight, deaf, partial hearing, Conductive Deafness, Glue Ear, Sensori-neural Deafness, deaf and blind, cerebral palsy)

Associations-Sensory and Physical Needs

http://www.babyhearing.org/

http://www.ncbegin.org/

http://www.johntracyclinic.org

http://www.agbell.org

  • Cerebral palsy

http://www.ucp.org/

http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/

http://www.tccp.com.au/Home

Medical Conditions or Health Related Disability

(Examples-asthma, diabetes, allergies, epilepsy, cancer)

 

Associations-Medical Conditions or Health Related Disability

Communication and Interaction Needs

(Examples- Speech impediment, Stuttering, Stammering, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, Persuasive Language Disorder)

Associations-communication and Interaction Needs

Learning Difficulties

(Examples-Specific Learning Difficulty, General Learning Difficulty, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD), Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)-check, Dyscalculia (developmental lag in acquisition of numerical skills), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (Development Coordination Disorder (DCD), Dysgraphia (handwriting difficulties), Non-verbal Learning Disorders (NVLD), Right-Hemisphere Learning Disorders

Associations-Learning

Gifted and Talented

(Examples-outstanding ability or aptitude in one or more areas of creative or academic achievement—poetry, drawing, sport, or drama)

Associations-Gifted and Talented

Disabled

(Examples-permanent or temporary condition resulting from illness or congenital disorder)

Gulf Disability Society - http://www.gulfdisability.com/

Dubai Center for Special Needs - http://www.dcsneeds.ae/news.htm