Family Case Studies

Funded by the DfE, these Family Case Studies have been produced to inspire and support families of early years children with additional needs.

Families and parents from across the country were interviewed throughout July 2020 about their own personal experiences and that of their family during the lockdown. 

The aim was to inspire other families with young children with additional needs by sharing experiences through a set of case studies. Covering a range of needs, these ‘Family Case Studies’ outline the provision and support available, and some of the creative ways families supported learning of children with SEND at home.

 

Early Years Case studies - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family
Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

 

Early Years Case study 1 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

31 July 2020

In this case study we hear from a parent in Tyne and Wear describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 2-year-old girl with Down’s Syndrome outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported her and the provision available during this difficult time.

Early Years Case study 2 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

6 August 2020

In this case study we hear a parent in London describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a nearly 2-year-old boy, who has visual impairment, developmental delay and is currently being assessed for ASD, outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported him, and the provision available, during this difficult time.

 

Early Years Case study 3 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

14 August 2020

In this case study we hear from a parent in the South West of England describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 5-year-old boy with Speech and Language delay and sensory needs outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported her and the provision available during this difficult time.

Early Years Case study 4 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

14 August 2020

In this case study we hear from a family in the West Midlands describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this family of a 4-year-old girl with additional needs outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported her and the provision available during this difficult time.

 

Early Years Case study 5 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

18 August 2020

In this case study we hear from a parent in the West Midlands describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this Mum of a 4-year-old boy with Speech, Language and Communication needs outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported her and the provision available during this difficult time.

Early Years Case study 6 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

18 August 2020

In this case study we hear from a parent in London describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of 3-year-old twin boys with medical conditions, developmental delay and social and communication difficulties, outlined the provision available and describes the strategies and creative ways they supported the children during this difficult time.

 

Early Years Case study 7 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

21 August 2020

In this case study we hear from a parent in the North East of England describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 4-year-old girl with Global Developmental Delay outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported her and the provision available during this difficult time.

Early Years Case study 8 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

21 August 2020

In this case study we hear from a parent in the North West of England describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 3 year 11 month-old girl with Cerebellar Hypoplasia outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported her and the provision available during this difficult time.

 

Early Years Case study 9 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

21 August 2020

In this case study we hear from a parent in the West Midlands describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 4-year-old boy with Duane Retraction Syndrome outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported him and the provision available during this difficult time.

Early Years Case study 10 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

3 September 2020

In this case study we hear a parent in London describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 22-month-old girl with Sotos Syndrome outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported her and the provision available during this difficult time.