We offer a range of workshops to support practitioners to be better equipped and feel empowered when working with and supporting the children in their care. These workshops are suitable for a range of practitioners such as; Early Years staff, childminders, apprentices in nursery and primary settings, teaching assistants, managers, teachers, SENCOs, family support workers, social workers, mental health workers and any other professionals interested in supporting children and young people with additional needs and to strengthen their own learning portfolio.
An Introduction to Moving and Sensory Stories
This interactive workshop is to provide participants with a taste of how to improve and enhance your story telling skills as a practitioner through using movement and props with children, be it a large group or individual children. To focus and enhance children’s language acquisition and physical skills
Intermediate Moving and Sensory Stories
This interactive session explores and builds further ideas to encourage children’s holistic development using resources and encourages confidence in the practitioners to support and understand sensory stories.
An Introduction to Sensory Processing
The aim of this course is to support participants to understand the different senses and the importance of these on our bodies. We will learn about Sensory seeking and avoidance behaviours in children and strategies to support them.
Intermediate Sensory Processing
This course is a follow on from ‘Introduction to Sensory processing’ where we look in more detail at behaviours that might indicate a child’s sensory needs require support and how to identify these and implement supportive strategies.
Sensory Processing & Strategies to Support Development
This session will help practitioners explore and understand the sensory needs of children. During this session we will provide you with practical strategies on how to support children in a learning environment. This workshop will be delivered in a “show and tell” style format.
Speech and Language Development in Young Children
This session provides practitioners with an understanding of language development with discussion and strategies on observing and recording and planning individual and group activities to support play and learning.
Implementing Strategies to Support Language and Communication Delay
This workshop is a must for practitioners and parents working with children who have language and communication delay in the Early Years, EYFS and supports practitioners to understand and use visual timetables appropriately.
Supporting Children with Additional Needs and Disabilities
In this workshop we will discuss good practice in observing and recording child development and stressing its importance for all the staff team in their educational setting. We will share good practice around talking to parents and discuss strategies and resources to support children in your care and referrals to other services.
One Page Profiles – A Practical Person-centred Approach
This workshop will help practitioners working with and supporting children and young people to understand the difference between what is important to someone and from what is important for and how these can be separated. Recording this on a one-page profile and looking at what is working well and what is not working. This approach is part of our person-centred approach training working together to make a positive difference.
Supporting Anxious Pupils
A workshop to support any practitioner to be better equipped in understanding and supporting the anxieties of children you are working with. Sharing practical strategies, hints and tips to share with families and the children you are working with. Looking at the impact of Covid-19 and reasonable adjustments can be made to support children with SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) across educational settings and within support services. Suitable for supporting all ages.
Making Meetings Work For You
The aim of this workshop is to support you with planning, preparing and managing meetings to get the best outcome for the family you are working with. Strategies for dealing with challenging or difficult scenarios and how best to ensure you are using a non-confrontational approach and building positive relationships with families and colleagues.
Supporting and Understanding ADHD
This workshop aims to provide an understanding of what ADHD is, the impact on individuals, looking at behaviour and neurology and what ‘executive functioning’ and hyperfocus mean in regards to ADHD. We will look at positive strategies and ‘reasonable adjustments’ to support those at risk of exclusion and discuss lawful and unlawful exclusions. This workshop can support practitioners working with children/young people that may display characteristics of ADHD, with or without a diagnosis.
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