Thank you to everyone who completed the questionnaire on course development. The information has been really useful in terms of reviewing the courses I currently run and developing new courses. Congratulations to Lesley Ritchie who was drawn to win the free place on a course in the next academic year.
As a result of the feedback received, Sensory Course Part 1 and Part 2 will now be run as a two day course Introduction to Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder. Many people have commented that there was too much information when they only attended Sensory Course Part 1, so this will allow much more time to cover the essential material. As people travel long distances to attend these courses the two day course will be run on consecutive days on 11 and 12 October 2016.
Making SENSE of Behaviour is an exciting new two day course looking at the important subject of understanding behaviour. All too often people can make assumptions about the reasons for behaviour without developing a clear understanding as to what drives that behaviour. Sensory difficulties are often overlooked. This course will help you make sense of what may appear to be ‘negative’ and ‘challenging’ behaviour, and so enable effective strategies to be developed. The course will be held on 29 and 30 November 2016. More details will follow in September.
Look out for other new courses for Spring Term 2017.
11 and 12 October 2016
18 October 2016
29 and 30 November 2016
Making SENSE of Behaviour …………… more details to follow in September
New guidelines on attachment were issued in November 2015 from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) particularly related to adopted children and those in care.
Inside I’m Hurting by Louise Bomber
An excellent practical book to help support children in schools with attachment difficulties. Highly recommended for anyone working with children with attachment difficulties and for parents.
A free e-learning resource on children’s and young people’s mental health for professionals, volunteers and families. There are a range of level of learning opportunities on topics such as autism, attachment, behaviour, development to name a few.
Kids Activities Blog
Packed full of ideas for art, crafts and games for all ages. Some great ideas for the summer holidays including these on water play .
Sensory Activities Jar
Great idea to help with aiding regulation at school and at home. Write proprioceptive activities on lollipop sticks and place in a jar. Use for whole class as a ‘ready to learn’ activity at the start of each lesson. Pass the jar around and ask a child to select a lollipop stick and the whole class perform the activity.