LPCF Top Tips.


Every parent carer of a child with SEND probably has a little top tip for other parents.
As we meet we share them over coffee or at gatherings, but LPCF got to thinking how do we share tips to a wider audience of parents?

And so was born - LPCF's Top Tips which can just be read through at random or filtered by category to ease searching


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NB we only use your name and email if we need to check back with you about your tip details etc

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When asking a child to come to tea or other meal, get changed etc Count to ten SLOWLY and then repeat + no reply Reasoning - Takes time for some children to process simple commands.

Use Countdowns like 5,4,3,2,1 to help finish activities. You can also use timers on a phone or a whistle etc

Actual photos of a sequence to practice skills stuck to a whiteboard or wall can help a child follow a pattern of skills to achieve a goal.

Backchain a new skill with your child. For example - putting on and fastening a coat. Begin by doing it all except last bit until that can be achieved. Then progress to leaving last two steps and so on.