Within the field of special education we always have to adapt resources from mainstream, this section is entirely special education websites; they all have loads of very useful content.

ClickSpecialEdNZ

A wonderful New Zealand website that contains a vast amount of information for teaching students with special needs. The Curriculum Room contains teaching resources created by professionals in the field for all areas of the curriculum which you can download. The Professional Development Room has articles and The Links Room links to a wide range of relevant websites. You can also follow ClickSpecialEdNZ on Facebook and Pinterest, and watch videos on YouTube.

The Whiteboard Room

A free website that contains teaching resources created by teachers for all areas of the curriculum. The resources made by Nick Wonham are excellent for teaching PDHPE (PSHE) to secondary students with special needs.

SEN Teacher

A website full of free printables for literacy, math and communication. You are able to individualise them for your class, which will save you an enormous amount of time. There are also free software downloads for literacy and math. The links page takes you to a vast range of special educational websites.

Priory Woods School & Arts College

This is a special needs school in the UK. Within the resource section of their website you can download free switch videos, talking books and programs, which you are free to adapt and use in your school.

HelpKidzLearn

There is a large collection of online games and activities, some of it is free or your school can purchase a subscription at a reasonable cost.

SEN Switcher

A suite of programs designed to help teach early ICT skills to people with profound and multiple learning difficulties, those who need to develop skills with assistive input devices and very young children new to computers.

Ian Bean

Ian Bean is a ‘living legend’ within technology and special education. He is a former teacher and ICT consultant, who has provided an enormous amount of information and software for students with special needs. The website provides free games and teaching activities as well as teacher guides. Sign up for his regular newsletter and receive emails which are full of ground breaking information.

Special Ed Livebinder

This is a ‘livebinder’ which is a set of URL links to a wide range of websites which have been designed for special educational needs. It is regularly updated to ensure that all the links are current.

This is a set of websites which are not especially designed for special education, but which are really useful for special education.

SparkleBox

An excellent UK site, which has a large Australian section as well as a special needs section. There are many free resources on this website; it has editable display resources, a stack of topic related resources and some very good resources to support story telling.

TES Australia

Full of resources made by professionals, has a large section of resources for special needs. You have to log in, but membership is free. Launched in association with BOSTES.

TES Connect

Full of resources made by professionals, has a large section of resources for special needs. You have to log in, but membership is free. The UK version of Tes Australia but with many more resources.

StudyLadder

Free access to thousands of teaching resources from 10 curriculum areas including literacy and Math. You have to log in, but membership is free. It has online activities, worksheets and videos to enhance student learning. It allows for student logins and keeps a record of their progress.

Internet 4 Classrooms

An American site which has a wide range of printables and links to websites for all ages and all curriculum areas. It also has a great section on technology skills. Sign up for their newsletter and receive regular emails which are full excellent ideas, I especially like the word tips that come and you can also access them through the site in “tech tutorials”.

Special Needs Friendly Livebinder

This is a ‘livebinder’ which is a set of URL links to a wide range of websites which have useful resources for special educational needs, but have not been designed specifically for them. It is regularly updated to ensure that all the links are current.