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Updated 26.05.20

You can find several films here:

1.  Pines films This includes support sessions run by the National Autistic Society Scotland and Chip+ and films from the Pines Team. The project was shortlisted in the National Autistic Society's UK Autism Awards 2020.

2.  Frazzled Fred

3.  Next Steps programme for families with a recent diagnosis for their child

4.  Talking Mats

5.  Highland Words Up!

6.  St Clements Autism Series (Yo Dunn Films)

7.  Pines COVID Virtual Support Sessions

 

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1. THE PINES FILMED SESSIONS

The Pines Neurodevelopmental Service in Highland films have been made in asociation with The National Autistic Society Scotland and Chip+.

What is ADHD? 

Lesley Soffe is the Advanced ADHD Nurse Practitioner in Highland. In this film Lesley introduces Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  and looks at types, diagnosis and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABWeoCzyw54&t=1740s&safe=active

 

Sleep Support

Sarah Hewat is a Learning Disabilities Nurse and a Sleep Practitioner for Sleep Scotland. In this film Sarah looks supporting sleep for children who have a neurodevelopmental condition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBuZVYAy-V0&t=225s&safe=active

Creating an Individual Profile for your Autistic Child

This film looks at creating an individual profile for a child to better understand their autism and their individual needs. It looks at the strengths, struggles  and strategies for each element of the diagnosis: Communication, Social Interaction, Flexibility/Routine and Sensory Processing.

This will help anyone working with the child to better understand them.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTSMy Autism Profile - documents - Rachael Geddes presentation.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3dRecSXiW0&t=49s&safe=active

Everyday Challenges An OT Perspective

This film from the Occupational Therapy Team looks at the everyday activities children can find challenging, why this might be, and what may help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ZhAFPlHZM&t=252s&safe=active

Adjusting your language to support understanding in children with neurodiversity

Sharon Smith from the Pines training team looks at effective communication. This includes using simple clear language, using gestures, using visuals and giving thinking time. This video will be helpful for anyone working with a child with neurodevelopmental differences.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvQr-0ZVj3w&t=18s&safe=active

Interview with Willow (an autistic woman)

What does it mean to be autistic? What are sensory challenges? How can someone best help with a  meltdown? Why are hair cuts so hard to deal with? What are the best things about being autistic? Willow covers all this and more in her interview with Alison Footitt from the National Autistic Society. A fascinating and uplifting insight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU3CkFYWJk8&safe=active

Understanding, assessing and influencing children’s food choices 

Dave Rex is a Dietician based at the Pines with expertise in dietary issues in ADHD and autism. 

1. Knowing if a diet is good enough (1:43)
2. How diet affects body and brain (9:10)
3. Why do we eat the way we do: (20:15)
4. How children can learn about nutrition (31:48)
5. How to influence a selective eater (37:28).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XEWlndkRWQ&t=3s&safe=active

Social Stories

This film tells you what a social story is and will help you to create your own social story to help a young person. Featuring Rachael Geddes and Shona Macpherson from the Pines team, this film is supported by MFR Cash4Kids, the National Autistic Society Scotland and Chip+.  

https://studio.youtube.com/video/2xBIOAw5N5o/edit

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

Telling your child about a diagnosis

Knowing what to tell a child can be very difficult for parents and carers. This positive presentation emphasises that autism is a difference, not a deficit, and looks at how, when and what to tell a child about their diagnosis.Speaker: Rachael Geddes.
Filmed in May 2019.
https://youtu.be/K6hraxaO9Xg

Structured play to support communication

Shona MacPherson, from The Pines Speech and Language Therapy team introduces communication through structured play. Using techniques such as Lego, Hama beads and more you will see how play can support communication with a child of any age. Filmed in February 2019.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufki_9Ycq0U&t=98s

The Child’s Plan and ASL Legislation in Highland.

A summary for parents, carers and professionals of the Child's Plan system in Highland, as at March 2019. Presented by Karen Kelbie of Chip+ the film looks at the content of a Child's Plan and gives an overview of Additional Support for Learning legislation. Some of the comments expressed in this video are not reflective of the views held by Highland Council.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqDd6Jk7DMk&feature=em-share_video_user

Managing change to reduce anxiety
This session was filmed in November 2018 and features Pines Neurodevelopmental Practitioner Rachael Geddes. Rachael looks at the changes in everyday life, why change causes anxiety and how to manage the change to help keep anxiety as low as possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOM6z6nExrU

 

Guide to Micronutrient Supplements

This video is a guide to vitamin and mineral supplements for parents who are concerned that their child’s diet might not be giving them everything they need. It explains which supplements might be needed depending on the diet of the child. The presentation also covers the scientific evidence behind the use of these supplements and the benefits that might arise from using them.

https://youtu.be/uj3B3vP0Lx0

Links for this video

https://youtu.be/7XEWlndkRWQ

https://youtu.be/Zxqs7flHJQc

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsbmb.2018.10.017

https://youtu.be/7XEWlndkRWQ

 

Picky Eating in Children

This presentation looks at the reasons for picky or selective eating habits in children and gives some guidance on what you can do, as a parent or carer, to influence it.

https://youtu.be/pMcxiYb4ANc

Links for this presentation:-

https://Ellynsatterinstitute.org

https://www.myfussyeater.com

https://mealtimehostage.com

https://youtu.be/uj3B3vP0Lx0

 

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2. FRAZZLED FRED'S GUIDE TO THE SENSORY WORLD OF AUTISM 

Based on the Pines book of the same name, this video looks at the sensory issues surrounding autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. Featuring Rachael Geddes and Sharon Morris from the Pines team, the film looks at the different senses, hyper and hypo sensitivity and how to best support a child with sensory issues. Running time 1 hour 32 minutes. Read the booklet here: Frazzled Fred Brochure.pdf

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVT-22r5fwE&safe=active

See the booklet here: Frazzled Fred Brochure.pdf

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Next Steps is a film from the Pines Neurodevelopmental Service in Highland.

The film is for families who have a child with a recent diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental condition such as autism,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvMP0pNjuX0&t=743s

 

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4. TALKING MATS

We are very grateful to Talking Mats Ltd who have given permission for us to share their YouTube video about Talking Mats on the Pines website. The video explains how Talking Mats work and might give you the confidence to try one of your own to support communication

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmyt1fE-_U8&t=9s

 

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5. THE HIGHLAND WORDS UP!  

The Highland Words Up! approach uses key messages to support communication and language development through positive interactions between adults and children from before birth.

These video presentations focus on the six Words Up: Early key messages and explores why they are important for language and communication and how to use them when playing and talking to children.  You will find the links for all the videos included below with time stamps for each one.

 

Pause & Wait   https://youtu.be/LYsoBf8OAVw 

 

 

08:00     https://twitter.com/HumzaYousaf/status/1243280151523229698    

08:34     https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/puppet-play-18-24/zj2ht39 

09:03     https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/songs-and-rhymes/round-and-round-the-garden-

10:19     Contact Details

 

Play & Talk Together    https://youtu.be/sw5n3_uVOVo 

 

 

18:06     https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/name-game-18-14/z6jxmfr  

18:31     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YATEIStheh4

19:00     https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/getting-dressed-18-24/zjsb382

19:45     Contact Details

 

 

Face to Face     https://youtu.be/QOd6vFY2YIc 

 

 

07:42     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCandwKNV8Y

08:07     https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/i-can-cook/zf26mfr

08:54     Contact Details

 

 

Quiet Time to Talk     https://youtu.be/w4dUmLzxKrM 

 

 

10:24     https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/listen-with-me-18-24/z4d27nb

11:58     Contact Details

 

Be Careful with Questions   https://youtu.be/Q7lKmGyX79E

 

 

18:28     https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/posting-box/z6f9cqt

19:00     https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/copycat-18-14/znb947h

20:08     Contact Details

 

Copy & Add   https://youtu.be/SmZrbz5eDAg 

 

 

10:04     https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/copycat-18-14/znb947h

10:38     https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/look-at-a-book/z4pcgwx

11:29     Contact Details

 

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6. ST. CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM VIDEO GUIDES

Consult Yo LTD and St Clements School have collaborated on a unique and innovative new resource.
Funded by the Autism & Innovation Fund, they have produced a series of videos on practical skills for supporting autistic people.
These fabulous vIdeos were launched in March 2017 and are available on YouTube and The Pines Website.

These short clips will be useful as a practical introduction for parents, peers and wider family as well as an awareness and training tool for
staff across the public, private and voluntary sector and the wider community.

 

1. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: INTRODUCTION TO AUTISM 
(10.36 MINUTES)

 

2. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: DIAGNOSIS AND IDENTITY
 (9.0 MINUTES)

 

3. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: COMMUNICATION PRE-VERBAL 
(9.25 MINUTES)

4. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: COMMUNICATION  - VERBAL 
(10.06 MINUTES)

5. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: SENSORY ISSUES 
(6.2 MINUTES)

6. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: COPING WITH CHANGE
(12.52 MINUTES)

7. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: SOCIAL SKILLS
(9.13 MINUTES)

8. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: SEXUALITY
(8.03 MINUTES)

9. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: MENTAL HEALTH
(8.23 MINUTES)

10. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: FOOD AND DIETARY ISSUES
(10.20 MINUTES)

11. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: SCHOOL REFUSAL
(6.38 MINUTES)

12. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: GENDER IDENTITY
(7.19 MINUTES)

 

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7.  PINES COVID VIRTUAL SUPPORT SESSIONS

Virtual Support Sessions recorded during Lockdown.

 

Transition and Positive Futures - Pines Virtual Support Session 14 May 2020

Edited virtual session hosted by the National Autistic Society Scotland and Chip+.  Gives an update on transition in Highland and then looks at positive futures with guest speaker Sean Gallagher. Video timings:.0:31 Transition Update; 8:44 Positive futures with Sean Gallagher; 9:04 More about Sean; 13:10 Being independent; 15:23 Support in school; 18:20 Advice to a 16 year old; 22:09 Transitioning outside; 23:44 How teachers helped; 27:40 Coping at school & learning styles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k4ltRF1r04

    

Thursday 23rd April 2020: Victoria - An Autistic Teenager in lockdown
The guest speaker on this clip is 16 year old Victoria, a pupil at Fortrose Academy. Victoria tells us about the challenges she is facing at the moment and about the things that help her, such as running! She also talks about meltdowns and sensory issues, and what it will be like to return to school. Hopefully this will give an insight into helping your child and other autistic young people.

 

 

Updated 20.05.20

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