SEND Resources, Products & Services
Auris Tech – Fonetti
Fonetti is the fun, interactive reading practise platform for schools and home. The patented speech recognition listens as children read aloud, turning the words green when they get them right, and if they get stuck, they double-tap for a clue. In-app rewards and immediate visual feedback keeps readers engaged, along with a variety of fiction, non-fiction and curriculum-supporting content, crafted for different reading ages and abilities. In school, the app is used in conjunction with the Fonetti School Portal, where teachers can easily allocate books to individual pupils or whole class cohorts, and then track reading progress and accuracy in real-time, in order to make more effective use of precious 1:1 time. Teachers can instantly see which readers are struggling, and who needs a new challenge.
Generic Maths – ConquerMaths
ConquerMaths.com is an online resource for all ages and abilities using Diagnostic Tests identify focus areas and short Video Tutorial lessons with beautiful explanations. Students control the time/pace of learning and can re-play any part of a Video. Assessments after every Lesson, with varied Report formats, ensure full Mastery. The Task Setter and/or the Curriculum Designer personalise individual learning needs. Automatic marking reduces teacher workload and parents receive weekly email reports.
SEND: Our new bespoke SpLD Curriculum caters for children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other SpLD. The 10 areas of Numeracy, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data/Probability, Computation, Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication/Division, Foundations and Applied Problem-Solving are based on the KeyMaths3 SEND Diagnostic package, with precise mapping for instant navigation to specific ConquerMaths lessons. We support LAs delivering resources for SpLD, excluded and Home Educated pupils.
Other important SEND features: ConquerMaths narrows attainment gaps between SEND/slow learners and stronger pupils (Lockdown Report). Easy navigation and spoken questions/answers support SEND learners. Short 3/5 minute Videos help low concentration spans with pausing/replay facilitating understanding. Access to topics from any Year at one’s own time and pace, can fill knowledge gaps whilst exceptional students can access higher levels. Reports give details of areas/Lessons requiring further focus.”
JellyJames Publishing (Dynamo Maths) – Puffin Maths
Deaf children significantly underperform than their hearing peers. Puffin Maths are leaders in supporting deaf and hard of hearing children by providing a visual and linguistic approach to Mathematics across both EYFS, KS1 and KS2 using British Sign Language (BSL).
Puffin Maths also meets the United Nations, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the World Federation for Deaf (WFD) policy to provide deaf children access to equal and quality education in mathematics.”
OrCam Technologies – OrCam Read
Reading can be challenging for many young people with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or mild to moderate vision impairment. OrCam pioneered Computer Vision and Machine Learning technologies in developing the OrCam Read device to create an accessible and enjoyable reading experience.
The OrCam Read is a first-of-its-kind, personal AI-driven, handheld digital reader that seamlessly reads text aloud from any printed surface or digital screen. The device enables any student to independently and instantly hear any printed or screen-based text read out loud – relieving the burden of reading without support and enabling focus on their learning.
The discreet OrCam Read allows students to follow text as it’s being read and decreases their need for support by a reading specialist, parent, or tutor, not to mention reducing social stigma and elevating self-esteem and self-confidence.
Teachers can allow use of the OrCam Read during exams as it doesn’t store any text, has no screen and operates completely offline. Using the Smart Reading feature, students can easily find specific information without needing to read through the entire page or block of text, making studying much more efficient and helping reading-challenged students reach their full academic potential.”
Pearson – Mable Therapy
We understand the challenges of supporting learners with speech and language or mental health issues. That’s why, to help schools break down barriers to learning and give all pupils a chance to progress, Pearson and Mable Therapy have partnered to provide schools with quick access to direct, engaging, online therapy for pupils via their innovative platform the ’Mable Deck’ as well as high-quality training for teachers – delivered by qualified and experienced UK therapists.
The ‘Mable Deck’ is a shared interactive space which allows Mable therapists to work with students in new and creative ways. Through the use of games, activities and interactive resources, the child and therapist can work towards their goals on a platform specifically designed to motivate, engage and reduce anxiety.
Working online means Mable eliminate the postcode lottery by giving access to specialists to children no matter where they live. Removing waiting times by delivering sessions at home or at school reduces anxiety.
Progress data from the sessions gives schools access to a wealth of information at the click of a button. Parents are kept informed via a transparent reporting system and high-quality CPD supports school staff in supporting students with SEND and mental health.”
Tes – Provision Map
Provision Map from Tes is a unique piece of software which enables schools to create flexible learning plans that are fully customisable in line with the SEND code of practice and follow the assess – plan – do – review approach. Provision Map makes it fast and easy to map out interventions and to keep track of who is involved in each intervention. Schools can automatically calculate cost and can view provision reviews and outcome tracking.
Provision Map is more than just provision mapping, it’s a management information system specifically designed for busy SENCOs and Pupil Premium co-ordinators to help manage SEND pupils and improve learning outcomes, while providing comprehensive evidence for inspections.
Touch-type Read and Spell – TTRS Online
Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) is a research-based typing program that has been helping students with special needs learn keyboarding for the past 25+ years. The course builds typing, reading, and spelling skills through a structured program of phonics delivered across short and manageable typing modules. The display is fully customisable to meet the needs of students with sensory issues, and there are no distracting graphics or loud games. With TTRS, learners can go at their own pace and repeat modules as necessary as they earn stars, trophies and certificates of achievement for their work. Moreover, parents and teachers can enter custom spelling lists and assign maths, science and English content aligned with the UK curriculum to create a versatile learning tool for students of all ages. Education Resource of the Year, 2017, Education Resource Awards. Bett Awards 2018, 2020 and 2021 Finalist. Learn more at www.readandspell.com.