Redbridge SERC

Ataxia-Telangiectasia Disorder

Description

Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare, childhood neurological disorder that causes degeneration in the part of the brain that controls motor movements and speech.

Telangiectasias (tiny, red 'spider' veins) appear in the corners of the eyes or on the surface of the ears/ cheeks, are characteristic of the disease, but they are not always present in early years of life.

Fact sheets

Training / Help

Further helps and support can be obtained from:

  • Newbridge Outreach
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy

Videos

Screenshot for video: Tomcat adapted trikes

Tomcat adapted trikes

Tomcat Trikes in action

Screenshot for video: A-T Society

A-T Society

Awareness video to explain Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) and the support available through the A-T Society.

Screenshot for video: Faces of A-T (ataxia telangiectasia) 2010 Neuro Film Festival

Faces of A-T (ataxia telangiectasia) 2010 Neuro Film Festival

"This film has been entered into the 2010 Neuro Film Festival from the American Academy of Neurology Foundation at www.neurofilmfestival.com.

Learning Aids

Adapted PE resources

Adapted PE resources

Available from: Adaptive PE equipment

This link takes you to information relating to: Balls and ball game equipment, including balls which emit sounds or have textured surfaces; Quoits, rings and discs for throwing games; Equipment to help with playing billiards, pool or snooker; Bowling equipment…

Frequently Asked Questions

Family Resources

Net buddy- holiday information pack

Website: 
http://www.netbuddy.org.uk/info-packs/holidays/
Description

Net buddy is a great website- full of ideas, tips and specific information.

They have prepared a great Holiday factsheet that has a very comprehensive list of holidays for students who have special needs.

Whizz Kids

Website: 
http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/
Description

Whizz-Kidz is a charity aiming to provide disabled children and young customised mobility equipment, training, advice and life skills.

This Charity provides equipment to children that is not available on the NHS. They also run Wheelchair training courses/ Mobility centres in Dagenham and Havering.

A-T Society

Website: 
http://www.atsociety.org.uk/
Description

A great information website designed to help and inform families.

Outreach Services

Newbridge Outreach Service

Phone: 
0208 503 8773
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.redbridgeserc.org
Description

Newbridge Outreach Service provides support to pupils with a range of learning, medical and physical difficulties.

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  • physical disability
  • physical disability with associated learning/communication difficulties
  • dyspraxia and related specific learning difficulties
  • perceptual difficulties
  • fine and gross motor skill development
  • difficulties with handwriting and alternative forms of recording.

Support is provided by

  • providing assessments
  • setting targets for learning / writing individual programmes
  • modify curriculum content and delivery
  • identify and use specialist resources
  • helping to provide support and advice to parents
  • delivering INSET for all staff, other agencies and parents

Request for support should come from the school the pupil is attending or another Agency involved.

Occupational Therapy

Phone: 
020 8924 6111
Website: 
http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/
Description

The Occupational Therapy Team are now based at Redbridge Child Development Centre (0 -19yrs), previously known as The Kenwood Centre in Barkingside.

S.E.R.C

Phone: 
0208 503 8773
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.redbridgeserc.org
Description

Age range of pupils they support: 4- 19 yrs

Students they support:

  • SERC completes individual assessments for pupils who have complex needs or specific physical disability ( see SERC criteria form on home page)
  • SERC are happy to offer wider advice to support whole school SEN Inclusive ICT provision.
  • Training and support is free to all Redbridge Schools.

Range of support offered:

  • This centre based at Newbridge School, provides advice and support in the use of Information Technology with pupils who have special educational needs or a physical/ sensory disability.
  • S.E.R.C provides individual assessments of ICT needs of individual needs of pupils with SEN, in both mainstream and special schools.
  • Training for teachers and support staff who work with pupils with SEN.
  • Support and advice to parents/ carers of children who have SEN.

Address:                         S.E.R.C, Newbridge School, 258 Barley Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG38XS