Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

To request a place on any of the courses below please complete a booking request form at http://www.theisabellatrust.org/apply-for-course/

7th June 19

Tears, tantrums & pain in everyday activities (sensory defensiveness)
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
9.30am – 12.30pm

Within this course we take a closer look as to why individuals can find everyday activities such as toothbrushing, hair and nail cutting, dressing and bathing distressing, and in some instances painful. Not only will attendees develop their understanding of such difficulties but they will also leave the course equipped with the holistic strategies and knowledge needed to support and develop their child’s abilities and independence in such tasks.

 

7th June 19

Toileting Workshop
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
1pm – 2.30pm

Within this workshop we have a look at some of the reasons as to why your young person is struggling to become toilet trained and strategies you can use to help them achieve independence.

 

14th June 19

Eating Difficulties
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
9.30am – 2.30pm

This course explores some of the reasons as to why children experience eating difficulties/”fussy eating” and how all those that care for and support the child can help to increase their confidence, motivation and ultimately the number of different foods that they eat.

 

21st & 28th June 19

Sensory Needs
Venue: Leamington Primary School, Leamington Road, Liverpool, L11 7BT
10 – 1pm

This is a seminar aimed at parents who have a child with a diagnosis of autism, who would like more information on sensory differences that their child may be experiencing.
The seminar gives parents an introduction to the sensory systems and sensory processing. It explores the potential differences in sensory processing that might be experienced by children with autism.

 

25th June

Recognising and Managing Emotions
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB

10am – 2pm

An interactive workshop that focuses on the theory to practice for recognising emotions and developing new skills for the child to recognise and self-manage their emotions.

 

2nd July 19

Women & Girls on the Spectrum
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10.30am – 1.30pm

This course looks at the identification, characteristics and support needs of autistic girls from the early years through to becoming young adults.

 

1st July 19

Makaton Taster Session
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 11.30am

This course gives a brief introduction to Makaton signs and symbols and teaches 30 signs/symbols and also the opportunity to practise using them to underpin spoken language. Participants receive a copy of the signs/symbols and a certificate from the Makaton Charity.

 

5th July 19

Managing Challenging Behaviour
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 2pm

Behaviour is often misunderstood and we over look how the environment, our interaction or the structure impacts upon the person. So many incidents could be avoided if we understood what to do at what time. Often people do the right intervention but at the wrong time, then give up as its not working. Yet had they used the same approach at a different time the results could have been totally different.

This workshop is about looking at how external and internal factors all impact on behaviour. How we look for triggers externally but overlook the internal triggers and how this is shown in the body. By learning about the assault cycle and the times we can divert a behaviour. This can hugely impact on peoples own health and wellbeing let alone the child’s. This workshop will look at why you may have a day of incidents and how to stop that cycle.

 

9th & 16th July

Pathological Demand Avoidance
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 2pm

This course is delivered over 2 days, 10am until 2pm.
The aim of the course is to provide attendees with an understanding of pathological demand disorder (PDA), some of the behaviours children with PDA may display and strategies that may support them.

Through interactive learning sessions attendees will get the opportunity to experience and reflect upon the everyday challenges that children and young people with PDA encounter. Further to this, practical support strategies will be explored.

 

10th July 19

Autism & Anxiety
Venue:Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10.30am – 1.30pm

This course is aimed at parents and carers and looks at autism and anxiety. The aims of the course are to support parents and carers to help autistic children and young people understand their anxiety and provide strategies to enable them to manage it throughout their lives. The course includes practical activities and resources that help.

11th & 18th July

Sensory Needs
Venue: West Derby Childrens Centre
Leyfield Road
Liverpool
L12 9EY
12 – 2.30pm

This is a seminar aimed at parents who have a child with a diagnosis of autism, who would like more information on sensory differences that their child may be experiencing.
The seminar gives parents an introduction to the sensory systems and sensory processing. It explores the potential differences in sensory processing that might be experienced by children with autism.

 

4th September

Makaton Taster Session
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 11.30am

This course gives a brief introduction to Makaton signs and symbols and teaches 30 signs/symbols and also the opportunity to practise using them to underpin spoken language. Participants receive a copy of the signs/symbols and a certificate from the Makaton Charity.

 

9th & 16th September 19

2 day Understanding Autism Course
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 2pm

This is an introductory seminar aimed at parents and carers who have a child who is awaiting assessment or has had a fairly recent diagnosis of autism for their child.

The seminar provides parents and carers with an opportunity to discuss diagnosis, learn more about autism and communication, and understand how to access support. It aims to provide parents with opportunities to share experiences, strategies and approaches in order to help them understand their child and support them in the future.

 

12th September 19

Managing Challenging Behaviour
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
10am – 2pm

Behaviour is often misunderstood and we over look how the environment, our interaction or the structure impacts upon the person. So many incidents could be avoided if we understood what to do at what time. Often people do the right intervention but at the wrong time, then give up as its not working. Yet had they used the same approach at a different time the results could have been totally different.

This workshop is about looking at how external and internal factors all impact on behaviour. How we look for triggers externally but overlook the internal triggers and how this is shown in the body. By learning about the assault cycle and the times we can divert a behaviour. This can hugely impact on peoples own health and wellbeing let alone the child’s. This workshop will look at why you may have a day of incidents and how to stop that cycle.

 

19th, & 26th September & 3rd October 19

Understanding Autism
Venue: Phoenix Primary School
Birchfield Road
Liverpool
L7 9LY
10am – 12pm

This is an introductory seminar aimed at parents and carers who have a child who is awaiting assessment or has had a fairly recent diagnosis of autism for their child.

The seminar provides parents and carers with an opportunity to discuss diagnosis, learn more about autism and communication, and understand how to access support. It aims to provide parents with opportunities to share experiences, strategies and approaches in order to help them understand their child and support them in the future.

 

1st & 8th October

2 Day Beginners Makaton
Venue: Walton Nursery & Early Years Centre, 99 Cavendish Drive, Walton, Liverpool L9 1NB
9.30am – 3.30pm

Day 1 of The Beginners workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to Makaton and how it can support communication together with learning signs/symbols from stages 1-2 of the Core Vocabulary ( and half the Additional) – 120 signs/symbols. The day is varied with practical sessions and short lectures on how Makaton differs from BSL and also how to use Makaton signs/symbols to support learning/communication.

On day 2 of the Beginners workshop participants will learn approximately an additional approximately 120 Makaton signs and symbols from stages 3-4 of the Core Vocabulary plus the Additional Vocabulary.

Upon completion of the two day workshop you will have the confidence and skills to use the signs to support verbal communication on an everyday basis. You will also understand how Makaton differs from sign language and how to introduce signs/symbols to a child/adult with communication difficulties

Each participant will receive the accompanying Makaton manuals and also certificate from the Makaton Charity.

 

6th, 13th & 20th November

Sensory Needs
Venue: DCLP, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL
6pm – 8pm

This is a seminar aimed at parents who would like more information on sensory differences that their child may be experiencing.

The seminar gives parents an introduction to the sensory systems and sensory processing. It explores the potential differences in sensory processing that might be experienced by children with autism.

 

21st & 28th November & 5th December

Sensory Needs
Venue: Phoenix Primary School
Birchfield Road
Liverpool
L7 9LY
10am – 12pm

This is a seminar aimed at parents who would like more information on sensory differences that their child may be experiencing.

The seminar gives parents an introduction to the sensory systems and sensory processing. It explores the potential differences in sensory processing that might be experienced by children with autism.

 

23rd & 30th November

Pathological Demand Avoidance
Venue: DCLP, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL
10am – 2pm

This course is delivered over 2 days, 10am until 2pm.
The aim of the course is to provide attendees with an understanding of pathological demand disorder (PDA), some of the behaviours children with PDA may display and strategies that may support them.

Through interactive learning sessions attendees will get the opportunity to experience and reflect upon the everyday challenges that children and young people with PDA encounter. Further to this, practical support strategies will be explored.

 

14th December Recognising and Managing Emotions
Venue: DCLP, 5 Shelmore Drive, Dingle, L8 4YL
10am – 2pm

An interactive workshop that focuses on the theory to practice of this widely used intervention for recognising emotions and developing new skills for the child to self-manage
The participants will: –
• Be able to identify when to use the 5-point scale
• The theory behind the process
• Work through developing a practical example of the 5-point scale
• Awareness of different ways to engage the child in working collaboratively to develop a 5-point scale
• How to adapt the theory for different age ranges and ability

 

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