Parents and schools are on the same team. Being open and honest allows both parties to share their ideas and create better opportunities for the child. Let your child's teacher know if things are different at home as it could be affecting their behaviour or work within the classroom. Using our app Special Stories can provide your child’s teachers with a better understanding of their pupil's needs and requirements so they are better equipped to meet them. Our apps have a variety of ways to securely transfer content, eg from Android phone at home to an iPad at school, which can help to support you developing effective relationships and lines of communication
Create a visual diary of their home life: Parents can create stories of their child's home life, their likes and dislikes, and who is in their family. This gives their school teachers a way to understand them better and know more about their life. Likewise, ask you child’s teacher or teaching assistant to create a social story of their day or week, allowing you an in sight into their school life, how they are progressing at regular intervals
For children with Special Educational Needs, Special Stories is a tool for Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). Children can create their own story about their lives, family, likes, hobbies and aspirations. It’s a photo book of what they’ve been doing and how they’ve progressed as well as regular show and tell. Speech therapists use the apps to support communication, encourage conversations and speech development. Educators to develop reading skills, build vocabulary. Children can use our apps and you can observe what they know despite poor speech, poor fine motor skills and poor handwriting skills. Through this observational assessment, you can then set appropriate targets and class work, and record their outcomes.