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Children’s Learning Disability Therapeutic Resources

The Children’s Learning Disability Therapeutic Service has created the following videos and podcasts to support parents and carers in caring for a child with a learning disability.  These resources provide practical strategies and information on transitions, teaching new skills, structuring the home environment and visual supports for communication.  We would encourage you to give your feedback and provide any other suggestions regarding other resources that you may find helpful.  Each video has a QR code which will take you to our online feedback form.


Caring for your child with a learning disability

Supporting your child with transitions

Other videos in this series

Teaching a new skill
Structuring the home environment
Visual supports for communication

Printable Resources

54321 Guidelines
Choice Board What Do I Want To Do
Choice Board
First Then 2
First Next Then
First Then How To Guide
Now Next Then
Now Then Later

Helpful websites related to these videos:

Autism NI Resources
Middletown Centre for Autism
South Eastern Trust Children and Young People Pinterest (Sensory)
South Eastern Trust Children and Young People Pinterest (Transitions webpage)
South Eastern Trust Children and Young People Pinterest (Physical Structure)
CYCPS – A guide to help you on your journey through disability/additional needs for parents by parents (PDF)


We have produced a series of podcasts for parents and carers looking after children with a severe learning disability. These podcasts are available on Spotify, Apple and Google.

Childrens Learning Disability Therapy

SpotifyListen on Spotify

Listen on Apple PodcastListen on Apple Podcast

Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts

Podcast topics

Recommended websites

Communication and visual supports

Social stories and comic strip conversations
South Eastern Trust Children and Young People Autism Pinterest

Practical resources for purchase

Sensory Education Aids
TTS school supplies for primary, secondary and early years
Fun and Function sensory toys and solutions

Other websites

Informing Choices NI
British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
NHS Conditions:  Learning Disabilities
Downs Syndrome Association
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
The Sleep Charity
Sleep Scotland
Family Action

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