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Communication & Interaction

Resources To Support Reintegration Into School After The Coronavirus Outbreak

Reintegration Documents 

Checklist

 A checklist of suggested actions, to support reintegration to school.

Passport 

A proforma for a Pupil Passport – a useful document to share important  information about a child/young person with key staff.

This is me 

 A proforma for a ‘This is Me’ document – sharing important information about a child/young person.

Supporting succesful transitions 

 A document from the Educational Psychology Team.

Online resources to support reintegration 

Links to online resources which may support reintegration to school.

 

Mindful activities

Calm box 

Helpsheets

 A Helpsheet with some suggested activities for Mindfulness.

 Ideas of activities and resources that could be placed in a Calm Box.

 

Help sheet for Reintegration Stories

Reintegration Stories

A Helpsheet to support an understanding of how to use Social Stories to support reintegration.

When I go back to School/ Nursey

A Social Story to support reintegration to school/nursery.

When I go back to School 

A Social Story to support reintegration to school – Primary. 

Going back to School 

A Social Story to support reintegration to school – Secondary.

 

These resources are specifically designed to support children with Communication and Interaction (Autism) needs. 

 

Website address

Source

https://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/shop/t4tcovid19/

The Autism Education Trust have produced a pack consisiting of 6 tools to help support children and young people when homeschooling or returning to school. 

Tools for Teachers Covid-19 edition. 

Autism Education Trust. 

https://www.broadgreenprimary.org.uk/downloadfile/14982880

an example of a video to support transition from Broadgreen Primary School, Liverpool

Broadgreen Primary School - Home

 

Click here to download Key issues, Tips and Actions to support reintegration

 

 

Key Issues

 

Tips

Actions


Online Resources To Support Children and Young People With Autism During the Coronavirus Outbreak

These resources are specifically designed to support children with Communication and Interaction (Autism) needs.  

 

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only.  Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.  The City of Bradford MDC is not responsible for any of the content of the external website as it does not produce, maintain or update them.

Resources for children and young people

Social stories about the virus:

Website address
Source
https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf  
 
My Story About Pandemics and the Coronavirus by Carol Gray: general information about Covid-19 and some effects e.g. hand hygiene and school closures.   
Carol Gray Social Stories
Website
 
 
http://www.starsteam.org.uk/media/Learning-About-the-Corona-Virus-by-Dr.-Siobhan-Timmins%20(1).pdf
 
Learning About the Coronavirus by Dr Siobhan Timms: more detailed information about Covid-19 including how it spreads and how it effects people who contract it.
Stars Autism Support Team: Autism Leeds
Website

Social stories about lockdown:

Website address
Source
https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/download/766/coronavirus-resources/9735/why-is-school-closed.pdf
 
Why is school closed? – easy read language and Widgit symbols explaining why a pupil cannot go to school.
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Website
http://www.starsteam.org.uk/media/Easy read%20Coronavirus%20social%20story.docx
 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): easy read language and PCS symbols explaining what lockdown looks like.
Stars Autism Support Team: Autism Leeds
Website
http://www.starsteam.org.uk/media/Schools%20are%20Closed%20Social%20Story.pdf
 
My School is Closed: information about what to expect during school closures, includes space to add the pupil’s concerns and new routine
Stars Autism Support Team: Autism Leeds
Website
https://issuu.com/wordsbydesign/docs/children_s_book_v2/2
 
The World Has Turned Upside Down: an illustrated story to watch onscreen about how life has changed due to the Coronavirus outbreak
Issuu – Digital Publishing Platform
Website

Child friendly stories about lockdown:

Website address

Source

https://9fd60b7f-097e-4552-818c-715c7a2073f4.filesusr.com/ugd/a80625_45ca40d8389b4abd861c54608cd0de44.pdf

 

The Scared Gang Have to Stay at Home: child friendly information and illustrations on staying safe during the Coronavirus outbreak

 

Available in diff languages at: https://www.sensoryattachmentintervention.com/publications

Sensory Attachment Intervention

Website

Going to hospital:

Website address

Source

https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/download/766/coronavirus-resources/9774/visiting-the-hospital.pdf

 

Going to hospital: easy read language and Widgit symbols describe what might happen if someone needs to go to hospital during the

Coronavirus outbreak

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Website

https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/download/766/coronavirus-resources/10620/create-your-own-7.pdf

 

Cut out characters and personal protective equipment for children to create their own hospital figures

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Website

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TT4spH8Gm8&feature=emb_logo

 

Why do people in hospital look different? – video about the personal protective equipment people could expect to see

hospital staff wearing when  they need to go to hospital during the Coronavirus outbreak

YouTube

Website

Resources for adults

Resources for families:

Website address

Source

https://www.autism.org.uk/~/media/nas/our-services/coronavirus/tips_for_families_covid19.ashx?la=en-gb

 

Coronavirus: Top tips for families – advice for parents on dealing with the Coronavirus from the National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society: Autism Support

Website

https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/media/14311/support-during-covid-19-a-parents-guide-barnsley-sci-team.pdf

 

A Parent’s/Carer’s Guide to Supporting your Child’s Social Communication & Interaction Needs throughout

the COVID-19 Pandemic:  top tips and information about social stories, visual structures, behaviour, sensory needs,

rewards and motivators, PECS and Makaton

Barnsley Council

Website.

Mental health and Wellbeing Support:

Website address

Source

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/userfiles/file/Virtual%20School/Healthy%20Minds%20resources%20and%20services%20for%20children

%20and%20young%20people.pdf

 

Mental health and wellbeing resources and services for children and young people in Bradford district and Craven: updated during the Coronavirus outbreak by Healthy Minds

 

Bradford Schools Online: Home

Website

https://www.autism.org.uk/~/media/nas/our-services/coronavirus/managing%20anxiety%20in%20children%20and%20young%20people%20on%20the%20autism%20spectrum.ashx?la=en-gb

 

Managing anxiety in children and young people on the autism spectrum: advice for parents on dealing with the Coronavirus from the

National Autistic Society

 

National Autistic Society: Autism Support

Website

https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/download/766/coronavirus-resources/9746/comic-the-covid-19-storm.pdf

 

The COVID19 Storm: comic strip about staying positive during the Coronavirus outbreak

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Resources for Secondary Aged Pupils:

Help Sheet

Source

Emotions

 

An activity sheet to support young people to recognise their emotions and to then develop positive strategies to regulate.                                                                                                                         

© City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council 2012

 

Social Activities for Young People

 

A bank of ideas for social activities which could be done at home.

 © City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council 2012

 

Structure and Routine

 

This document explains the importance of creating structure and routine in the home environment.

© City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council 2012

 

Hand washing tips for people with sensory difficulties:

Website address

Source

https://sensoryintegration.org.uk/News?pg=2

A guide with practical strategies for supporting children and young people with sensory differences to wash their hands.

 

 

Sensory Integration Education

Website

 


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