Our short courses and workshops are aimed at all those with an interest in the care and education of children and young people. They are of particular relevance to parents or guardians, child minders, nursery staff, teachers, SENCOs, teaching assistants and paediatric health care professionals. For our current dates of available courses and workshops please see the events page. We regularly run the following courses:
Sensory Processing Difficulties Course
The aim of the course is to provide attendees with an introduction to sensory processing disorder (SPD). Through interactive and visual learning sessions attendees will get the opportunity to experience and reflect upon the everyday challenges that children and young people with SPD encounter. Further to this, practical support strategies will be explored for both the home and school environments.
On completing the course attendees will be able to begin to distinguish between ‘behaviour’ and the characteristics of SPD.
Sensory Strategies Course
The sensory strategies course will provide a brief over view of sensory processing disorder and some of the characteristics associated with it. It will then go on to explore in more detail practical support strategies to support children and young people with sensory processing difficulties.
Parents and carers will complete work sheets encouraging the attendees to think about sensory diet activities and a framework that may support their child with their sensory needs. On completing the course attendees using the worksheet will identify some of their child’s sensory seeking/ avoiding behaviours and strategies and activities that may support their child within home and community settings.
Eating Difficulties Course
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.
Tears, tantrum’s and pain in everyday activities Course
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.
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.
This workshop takes a closer look at Praxis and what associated difficulties your young person may be experiencing within the home environment. Strategies and interventions will also be explored to ensure you feel more equipped to support and develop such difficulties.
Lets Talk Together
A course for parent’s, carers and school based practitioners wanting some key skills and knowledge in developing the communication skills of children with social communication needs including Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).
The course is taught over seven 2hr sessions usually delivered weekly.
The aims are:
NAS Sensory Needs
This course aims to gives parents and carers an introduction to the sensory systems and sensory processing. It explores the potential differences in sensory processing that might be experienced by children.
The aims of the course are to provide parents and carers with a better understanding of sensory processing. To explore how sensory differences may affect your child and to share strategies and approaches to help your child’s sensory needs.
NAS Understanding Autism
This course provides parents and carers with an opportunity to discuss the road to diagnosis as well as providing an introduction to autism, communication and sensory needs.
The aims of the course are to gain a better understanding of how autism affects your child. To gain information to support you and your child and to share experiences, strategies and approaches.
Pathological Demand Avoidance
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.