Parent Forums 2018
Wednesday 31 January: VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
Speech and language therapists Abbie Michael and Joley Anderson will look at how to develop the vocabulary used by children with communication needs, discussing theory and practical activities and strategies. Useful for all ages.
Wednesday 28 February: SENSORY PROCESSING & ANXIETY
Roz Urwin (Consultant OT & Advanced Practitioner Sensory Integration) will be presenting an OT’s perspective on understanding the impact of sensory processing and anxiety on learning and participation in everyday life, introducing tools & strategies. Although following on from Sandy Teal’s talk on Anxiety in September 2017, you won’t need to have attended it to find this session useful.
Wednesday 28 March: SEX & RELATIONSHIPS
Emily Dennis will discuss her project with some theory behind it, introducing her two resources (Talkabout Sex & Relationships Vol 1 & 2), then trying out a couple of activities. This is appropriate for children aged 11 and up; however, the relationships side can be adapted for younger children.
Monday 23rd April: SOCIAL THINKING
Katherine Wareham will look at the core underlying principles of Social Thinking®; by being better social thinkers, young people with social difficulties can improve their social interactions and relationships with both peers and adults.
Thursday 24 May: INTENSIVE INTERACTION
Zara Baillie & Grace Anstey will present an overview of the intensive interaction approach and how it can be used to support the early stages of communication. This is suitable for all age groups who are developing early communication skills, e.g. turn taking, vocalizations and play.
Monday 25 June: SENSORY INTEGRATION
Presented by Alison Cairns (highly specialized OT): Sensory Integration refers to the way an individual gains information from the world, organizes & interprets it. Alison will discuss what Sensory Integration is and how to support your child in their environments.
Thursday 12 July: POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT
Presented by speech & language therapist Chris Mcloughlin, this will be an evening for any parent of someone with learning disabilities or autism. It will include background information around the principles of PBS, its implementation and its effect on how we work alongside our young people.
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!