Parent Forums 2017
Thursday 30 March: THERAPEUTIC STORIES
Alex Kelly will talk about when a therapeutic or ‘social story’ is useful and how to write one. Therapeutic stories are appropriate for children (4+) and adults.
Thursday 18 May: USING PICTURES and SYMBOLS
Grace Anstey and Zara Owens will talk about how to use pictures and symbols at home to increase communication & decrease anxiety. This session will be useful for parents of children of all ages.
Monday 5 June: DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION
Chris Mcloughlin and Grace Anstey will explain the development of receptive and expressive language and how we can help all children to develop communication.
Thursday 6 July: SIGNING
Hannah Anderson will give a practical talk on why and how we should use Makaton sign language. She will teach you a few basic signs to get started. This session will be useful for parents of children of all ages.
Thursday 14 Sept: COMMUNICATION & BEHAVIOUR
Alex Kelly will talk about the link between communication and challenging behaviour and offer some practical strategies to help. This session is useful for all ages.
Monday 9 October: PECS & use of TECHNOLOGY
Zara Owens, Grace Anstey & Hannah Anderson will talk about developing communication through the use of PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and Communication Aids and Apps. This session will be useful for all ages.
Thursday 9 November: BODY LANGUAGE
Alex Kelly and Amy Green will talk about the rules around Body Language—what are they? And how should we teach them? This session will be more useful for parents of children who are at school or are adults.
Monday 11 Dec: MINCE PIES & SPEECH THERAPISTS!
Come along for a chance to chat to a speech therapist about your child. Please feel free to bring your son or daughter with you… there will be plenty of us there!
All courses 7.00-9.00 pm at Fleming House
Please contact us for more information and to book a place.
£5 contribution on the door towards our costs & cake!