General Links

 

Neurodevelopment Therapy:

Advanced Brain Technologies

 

Specific Educational Therapy:

Equipping Minds

 

Teaching Resilience:

Student Curriculum on Resilience Education

 

Assistive Technology Programs for writing:

Using text-to-speech or visual thinking methodologies to assist your child in their writing or mind mapping. The use of technology across subject areas can ensure your child has the opportunities to develop strengths in learning regardless of identified difficulties with pencil control.

Clicker7

Kidspiration

Inspiration 9

 

Helpful Parent Resources:

Speld NZ

NZ Centre for Gifted Education

 

General Subscriptions (which support Special Education learning):

k5 Learning

Keyboard Classroom

 

 

Books

The Autism Discussion Page on Anxiety, Behavior, School, and Parenting Strategies : A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

 

Both of these books are really great learning tools for children with any special need and can be included in your day to day curriculum:

Stick Up For Yourself

How to Make and Keep Friends

 

 

Private Support & Diagnostic Services

Tautoko Support Services

Please note, NCHENZ does not endorse any particular private agency. We recommend you do your own due diligence before engaging any consultant.

 

 

Application Forms

 

 

More useful links

 

Special Education Specific

 

ADD/ADHD:

AttenGo

 

Apraxia (see Speech Disorders)

Our Special Education Advisor has not found anything to recommend in this area. If you have something you have found useful please email us.

 

Autism (Asperger’s and PDD):

Accelerations Educational Software

Monarch Teaching Technologies

Sesame Street and Autism

Simple Steps Autism

TeachTown

What is Autism? (YouTube clip)

 

Auditory Processing Dysfunction:

Our Special Education Advisor has not found anything to recommend in this area. If you have something you have found useful please email us.

 

Dysgraphia:

Our Special Education Advisor has not found anything to recommend in this area. If you have something you have found useful please email us.

 

Dyslexia:

“About Dyslexia” – Resource available from Down The Back of The Chair

Dyslexia Foundation

The Learning Staircase

 

Gifted/Twice Exceptional:

Gifted Homeschoolers Forum

GiftedandTalented.com

NZ Centre for Gifted Education – Gifted Online

 

Sensory Processing Dysfunction:

Our Special Education Advisor has not found anything to recommend in this area. If you have something you have found useful please email us.

 

Speech Disorders:

Our Special Education Advisor has not found anything to recommend in this area. If you have something you have found useful please email us.

 

Further Information & Updates

All areas will continue to be researched and updated from time to time. If you have something you can recommend please email us.