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Resources to Support Children in School

 

 

Here you will find a combination of Social Stories, Visual Strips, Activity Sheets and Information Booklets for returning to school.

 

 

 

Back to School Parent/Carers Toolkit  https://toolkit.mindroom.org/parentstoolkit/

 

Communication Friendly Environments 

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/communicationfriendlyenvironments/ 

 

New Poster Covid Update September 2020.pdf

 

School Closure Toolkit

https://qrcgcustomers.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/account4876975/6552095_2.pdf?0.11589340381807767

 

COVID-19 Related Stories for Schools

https://www.autismlittlelearners.com/2020/07/covid-19-related-stories-for-schools.html

Getting_My_Temperature_Taken.pdf               Masks_and_Face_Shields_Oh_My!.pdf

 

 

Debby Elly: Background Anxiety and Three Methods to Reduce It

This video on background anxiety is well worth a watch, great ideas about giving control to the child for example.

https://www.facebook.com/JKPSocialWork/videos/4091597480912113/

 

Simple Guide for ASN Kids Returning to School

Simple_Guide_for_ASN_Kids_Returning_to_ School.pptx

Ok_Not_Ok_Board.pdf

Ok_Not_OK_Guidance-_Includes_Symbols.pdf

NAIT_Returning_to_School_Key_Messages_ Poster.pdf

Face_Masks_Visuals.pdf

Visuals_for_Covid.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

 

 

 

 

Updated 08.09.20

 

 About_My_Feelings.pdf  

 Being_Active_for_Vulnerable_and_at_Risk-Groups.jpg

 Being_Physically_Active.jpg

 Blended_Learning_Editable_Timetable.pdf

 Covid Update September 2020.pdf

 Face_Masks_Visuals.pdf

 How_I_Feel_about_Covid.pdf

 How_to_Stay_Safe_from_Coronavirus.pdf

 NAIT_Returning_to_School_Key_Messages_ Poster.pdf

 Ok_Not_Ok_Board.pdf

 Ok_Not_OK_Guidance-_Includes_Symbols.pdf

 Physical_Activity_for_5_to_18 Year Olds.jpg

 Physical_Activity_for_under_5s.jpg

 Preparing_Your_Child_for_Returning_to_ School.pdf

  Returning_to_School_Symbols.pdf

 Returning_to_School_in_August.pdf

 Simple_Guide_for_ASN_Kids_Returning_to_ School.pptx

 Social_Distancing_Poster.pdf

 Stress_&_Your_Senses.pdf

 Supporting_Children_with_LD_ASD_

During_Covid Isolation.pdf

 The Mouth.pdf

 Staying_Safe_in_School.docx

 Toilet_Routine_(Poo).png

 Transition_Guidance_Return_to_Highland_ Schools.pdf

  Visuals_for_Covid.pdf

 Wash_Hands_Sequence.pdf

 Wearing_Masks_Social_Story.pdf

 Welcome_to_a_Teenager's-Guide.pdf                  

 

Social Stories

 

Social Stories were created by Carol Gray. 

The goal of a social story is to share accurate information clearly and safely.  It focuses on the underlying causes of frustration or misinformation that children feel due to them understanding the world in a different way to us.

It should identify the cause of the misunderstanding and give information to the child in a much simpler and more visual way. The goal of a social story is NOT to change the child’s behaviour. It is to help the child understand the situation better and this often then leads to an improvement in behaviour.

The stories you will find on this page have been written to explain Co-vid 19 and how the virus has caused all our lives to change quite dramatically.

Depending on your child’s level of understanding you might be able to use them as they are, or you may need to adapt them slightly to use words that are simpler or familiar to your child. This is fine. 

You can also personalise them by adding additional text or characters that your child likes - we would NOT advise that you make the story significantly longer though as this may get confusing.

For more information, and how to present the story to your child, we would encourage you to watch The Social Stories film on our website or clicking the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xBIOAw5N5o&feature=youtu.be&safe=active

and the Youtube clip by Carol Gray herself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjlIYYbVIrI

 

If you need help to rewrite/adapt a story or indeed tackle a topic not listed here please contact:

Shona MacPherson or Rachael Geddes at  the.pines@highland.gov.uk

 

New Social Stories Added 05.08.2020

How to Stay Safe from Coronavirus        Protective Clothing       

Protective Clothing - Short Version         Wearing Masks

Click on links in the box on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 08.09.2020

 

 Being_at_home.pdf                                   

 Eating_different_brands_of_food_1.pdf

 Eating_different_brands_of_food_2.pdf

 Eating_different_brands_of_food_3.pdf

 Going Back to School.docx

 How_to_Stay_Safe_from_Coronavirus.pdf

 Making_good_choices_social_story.docx 

 My_Birthday.png

 Protective_Clothing_Social_Story.pdf

 Protective_Clothing_Social_Story_SHORT_

VERSION.pdf

 School is Opening - Version 1.docx

 School is Opening - Version 2.docx

 School is Opening - Version 3.docx

 School_work_at_home_1.png

 School_work_at_home_2.png

  visiting _Granny_and_Grandpa.png

 Visiting_the_hospital.pdf

 Washing_our_hands_during_Covid_19_ No_1.pdf

 Washing_our_hands_during_Covid_19_ No_2.pdf

 Wearing_Masks_Social_Story.pdf

 

 

 

Social Information & Activities

 

 

There is a varied selection of fun videos, information about Coronavirus in various formats and activities to occupy different age groups here. 

These include things such as: 

  • An interactive PowerPoint shopping list  

  • Short Makaton films that are Covid related suitable for teenagers with a learning Disability   

  • Suggested activities to keep all ages of children occupied  

  • Easy read leaflets from the Prime Minister and the NHS 

  • Information about school closures  

 

There are also some useful websites for you to browse. 

 

Communication for All:  Interactive Shopping List

Communication for All: Instructions

Covid-19 Information with Makaton  11 Short Videos - Various Topics

A Book for Children Coronavirus

Wearing Masks Autism & Fear - Wearing Masks

New - For more on support for return to school:this video is useful 

http://www.autismtoolbox.co.uk/covid-19-supporting-autistic-learners-return-education?fbclid=IwAR1p7WxDKdYI4JXweefYjjfwdA4w9_l6-pE4zP8O-Jj_m-snLNb1QFO3tO4

Return to school - OK not OK - Guidance and Visuals

https://www.thirdspace.scot/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Return-to-School-OK-not-OK-Guidance-and-Visuals.pdf

OK not OK Board

https://www.thirdspace.scot/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2.-Ok-Not-Ok-Board.pdf

 

Autism Alert Cards - Scotland - Having one of these cards will give an exemption from using a face covering.  Pdf version also available in document section to the right.  My Child is Autistic and This Person is Autistic cards available.

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources/how-nas-can-help.aspx    

 

Google Live Transcribe - Communicating with hard of hearing patients while wearing a face mask. A paramedic has found an innovative way to communicate with hard of hearing patients while wearing a face mask. For Android Phones only.

https://www.facebook.com/186259305046674/posts/1233848123621115/

 

Fife CAMHS have some brillliant resources.  Well worth a look.     

There are 5 "workshops" so far which are really engaging and interactive

http://www.handsonscotland.co.uk/parent-carer-workshops/

Workshop 1 - Understanding Anxiety and Avoidance Behaviour

Workshop 2 - Emotion Regulation

Workshop 3 - Understanding and Surviving the Teenage Years

Workshop 4 - Containment and Managing Challenging Behaviour

Workshop 5 - Low Mood and Motivation

A new workshop will be added to the Fife CAMHS website each week.

The webpage is great too with lots of helpful websites and resources

https://www.handsonscotland.co.uk/COVID-19/

 

Level 1 from NLC Communication Friendly Evironments - PDF version click on link on right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 05.11.2020

 

 

 Autism_Alert_Card_-_My_Child.pdf

 Autism_Alert_Card_This_Person.pdf

2_Metre_Activities.pdf

Age_5-10_ Activities_to_keep_them_occupied.docx

 cco_childrens_guide_to_coronavirus.pdf

 Coronavirus_social_story_makaton.pdf

 Covid19_school_closure _SS.pdf

 Covid_19_Time_Capsule_by_LONG_ Creations.pdf

 Keeping-your_teenagers_ occupied_during_self_solation.docx

 Hospital_and_coronavirus_widgit.pdf

 NHS111_EasyRead_   Leaflet_WebAcc_2019_FINAL2.pdf

 Fun_videos_and_stories.docx

 Level 1.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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