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The following 12 videos and resources have been made for families who have a child with autism. They are best used after visiting our other supportive resources. The resources on this page are designed to help you support your child in understanding and managing their feelings as part of their...

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The Sheffield Sensory Service Virtual Therapy Area aims to provide parents and carers with knowledge, ideas and strategies to support your child or young person with sensory needs that may be impacting on their every day life.

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This page has information about a range of services and support for specific areas your child may need help with. You can access many of these resources directly without needing a referral. You can also access many of these service without a confirmed diagnosis, as they are based on need and not on...

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Sleep resources The Sleep Charity has a phone line service that provide advice and support around difficulties sleeping. They offer a free helpline that is part of their extensive services, open 7pm to 9pm, between Sunday and Thursday. Sheffield Children’s paediatric sleep disorders nursing team...

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National support The National Autistic Society is a British charity for autistic people. The purpose of the organisation is to improve the lives of autistic people in the United Kingdom. They also sell a wide range of books and resources on their online shop. Helpline: 0808 800 4101 Switchboard: 020...

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What is a social story? A social story is a short story that has been written in a specific style and format. It describes what happens in a specific social situation or upcoming event. Social stories can also be used to support teaching new skills such as toilet training or dressing. Social stories...

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Daily washing and bathing These activities and environments can be difficult for a child with sensory needs. There may be small changes that can be made to reduce anxieties and upsets at these times. Smells This can have a strong impact on a child and make just entering the room difficult or...

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Sheffield Health and Social Care’s autism and learning disability service for moving on from school.

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What is a meltdown? Often meltdowns can be misunderstood as a tantrum. Tantrum When a child has a tantrum they are very aware of their surroundings and behave in a way to attract attention and a reaction from others for personal gain. Children will often shout, scream, throw themselves on the floor...

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Children with developmental difficulties, for example Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), often have problems with eating. Research has shown that 40 to 80 percent will have problems with food at some point. This can range from children who over eat, to children who have restricted diets. As parents or...

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What is auditory processing? Auditory processing is the ability to break down speech (strings of sound) up into words, groups of sounds and individual phonemes. The problem is not with hearing, but with making sense of what you are hearing. What is it like to have an auditory processing difficulty?...

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Moving to secondary school can be a big step for some children. It can be difficult for children to remember what to do in certain situations, especially if they are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. How do we use the help cards in school? Use the ‘help’ cards to talk through these situations with...

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