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January 2020

Money Advice Unit from Herts CC (with Creche)

January 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford,WD24 7RXUnited Kingdom
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Parents’ Breakfast * *Creche is available for this course. Date: Tuesday 21 January Time: 9.30am Venue: London Room, Lemarie Centre with Sally Hattle (Welfare Benefits Adviser for Children with Disabilities, Herts CC Money Advice Unit) An Update on Benefits. A talk about claiming Disability Living Allowance for children – who qualifies for this benefit and how the claims process works. We will also discuss Carer’s Allowance, and who is eligible to receive it, Tax Credits, the Blue Badge and additional…

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Developing Dressing Skills & Toilet Training

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford,WD24 7RXUnited Kingdom
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Parents Evening Training Date: Tuesday 21 January Time: 8pm Venue: London Room, Lemarie Centre with Geri Pinnock (Occupational Therapist) Developing Dressing Skills will look at: - when is a child ready to start dressing, how to make dressing easier for children with abnormal muscle tone, and the use of back chaining techniques to facilitate success. Toilet training will consider readiness for toileting and ways to support this. Click here to book

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Parent Support Drop in Clinic (with creche)

January 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford,WD24 7RXUnited Kingdom
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Parents’ Breakfast * *Creche is available for this course. Date: Monday 27 January Time: 9:30am Venue: London Room, Lemarie Centre with Parent Support worker Rebecca Perfect and Maria Kiely Carers in Herts Are available to discuss and answer questions on where to get support, information and extra services available including: Mentors, Social Care access and Direct Payments, Carers Passport and other training Click here to book

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February 2020

Complete Guide to Obtaining a Good Quality EHCP

February 1 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station, 530 St Albans Rd
Watford,WD24 7RXUnited Kingdom
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Parents Training Date: Saturday 1 February Time: 12.30 – 5pm Venue: The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station with Lisa Thomas (Playskill Parent Support Worker) In depth section-by-section guide to the complete EHC Plans. Looking at content and considering process. This EHCP workshop aims to build understanding of the purpose of EHC plans (better outcomes for children), the process of planning and what makes a good quality and useful plan. Refreshments, resources and handouts included 12.30-1.30 Part A: Getting started • When to apply…

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Sensory Processing Part 2 – Sensory Regulation

February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Parents' Evening Training Date: Tuesday 11 February Time: 8:00pm Venue: The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station with Geri Pinnock (OT) This session is aimed to be follow-on training to Introduction to Sensory Processing. Geri will consider strategies to support sensory regulation and will build on the understanding of sensory processing gained from the previous training. In particular, there will be opportunities to discuss any difficulties highlighted during the Managing Behaviour training. Click here to book

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March 2020

Developing Early Feeding Skills

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station, 530 St Albans Rd
Watford,WD24 7RXUnited Kingdom
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Parents' Evening Training Date: Tuesday 3 March Time: 8pm Venue: The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station with Geri Pinnock (OT) and Jodi Binnersley Playskill SLT Including the basic requirements for developing self-feeding skills. A demonstration of a back-chaining feeding programme to develop independent feeding skills. The Playskill Speech and Language Therapist will be present to explain/answer any questions regarding feeding problems related to oral motor control. Click here to book

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Switch skills to support early education and progress towards AAC

March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station, 530 St Albans Rd
Watford,WD24 7RXUnited Kingdom
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Parents' Evening Training Date: Tuesday 10 March Time: 8pm Venue: The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station with Lynsay McFarlane-Shaw, OT and Laurel Allen, SLT This session will cover: play with switch toys, switches for simple Voice Output and beyond, and apps for iPad/tablets and how to use them for learning. Lynsay and Laurel will discuss key considerations for using switches for early cause & effect learning, to spark communication and developing onto 2 switch use. A variety of switch types…

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Spelling (at word level) and Handwriting Follow On

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Parents' Evening Training Date: Thursday 12 March Time: 8pm Venue: Asda Community Room 4 with Charlotte Kohnhorst (Teacher & Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties) Charlotte will cover the next stage when children have to combine beginning to spell and develop handwriting skills, at the same time. She will talk about techniques to teach both skills in a structured and effective way. Parents of children currently attending Playskill aged at least 4, and those parents with children now attending primary or…

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Reading

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ASDA Watford, Community Room, Odhams Industrial Estate, St Albans Road
Watford,HertfordshireWD24 7RTUnited Kingdom
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Parents' Evening Training Date: Thursday 12 March Time: 8pm Venue: Asda Community Room 3 with Charlotte Kohnhorst (Teacher & Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties) Reading is a KEY SKILL. Parents of preschool children can help build firm foundations for later reading development. Children already at school need a great deal of support from their parents if they are to become competent, fluent readers. We will discuss the different ways to approach the task and how to work out which method…

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SENDIASS (with Creche)

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford,WD24 7RXUnited Kingdom
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Parents' Breakfast * *Creche is available for this course. Date: Friday 27 March Time: 9.30am Venue: London Room, Lemarie Centre with Lisa Thomas (Playskill Parent Support Worker) Details to follow... Click here to book

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