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September 2019

Sailing with CVSS at Bury Lake, Rickmansworth Aquadrome

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bury Lake, Bury Lake, Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane Hertfordshire WD3 1NB United Kingdom + Google Map

Booking is essential This is a wonderful opportunity for Dads, Uncles or Grandads and Playskill children and/or their siblings to enjoy sailing, in Colne Valley Special Sailors specially adapted two-seater sailing boats.  Hoists are available. Mums are very welcome to come along and watch or to sail with the children too. Andrea will be there on the quayside. (There are also some six-seater Katakanus; CVSS require 2 x Playskill dads/uncles etc, in each boat just to paddle) Children need to…

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Management of Altered Muscle Tone and Postural Management

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Parents’ Breakfast * *Creche is available for this course. Date: Monday 30 September Time: 9:30am Venue: London Room, Lemarie Centre with Playskill Physios Muscle tone forms the basis of our movement and posture but may present in a variety of altered states and complexities with a neurological disorder. We will consider different presentations of muscle tone and how these may be managed to encourage more functional movement. Management of muscle tone is part of the bigger picture of Postural Management,…

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SENDIASS – to describe their services and how to access them.

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station, 530 St Albans Rd
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Parents’ Breakfast * *Creche is available for this course. Date: Monday 30 September Time: 9:30am Venue: Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station Special Education Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) SENDIASS provide impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and young people aged 0-25 years of age. They provide help with: • SEND policy and practice, including law, rights and inclusion • Attending meetings or…

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October 2019

Communication

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Parents’ Evening Training Date: Tuesday 1st October Time: 8 pm Venue: The London Room, LeMarie Centre with Lucy Tannett & Karen Belmont (Playskill SLTs) For parents/carers of children who are not yet talking or who are just beginning to try to say words. Lucy and Karen will be focusing on; Before words – building a foundation for successful communication. Encouraging early communication and first attempts at words. How and why we use other systems to support communication – objects of…

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Introduction to Sensory Processing

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station, 530 St Albans Rd
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Parents’ Evening Training Date: Tuesday 15 October Time: 8:00pm Venue: The Thorpe Room at Garston Fire Station with Geri Pinnock (OT) Geri’s talk is on The Effect of Sensory Processing Disorders on Child Development. This talk may also be a helpful starting point for behavioural concerns. The way we process the information we get from our senses affects everything we do and learn. Geri will explain what sensory processing problems are and how they affect all areas of child development…

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Phonological Awareness

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station, 530 St Albans Rd
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Parents’ Breakfast * *Creche is available for this course. Date: Tuesday 26 November Time: 9.30am Venue: The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station with Charlotte Kohnhorst (Teacher & Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties) As Phonological Awareness and Early Phonics are KEY SKILLS, parents can really help their children to build the foundations of what they will be, or are already, working on at school. This session is suitable for parents of children from 3 upwards, including those already at school who…

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November 2019

Playskill 2019 AGM

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Christ Church, The Junction, The Common, Rickmansworth Road
Chorleywood, WD3 5SG
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You are warmly invited to The Playskill AGM 2019 “an AGM like no other” WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2019 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start At Christ Church, The Junction, The Common, Rickmansworth Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG There is plenty of parking; for location map/directions see www.cccw.org.uk Opening Address, Peter Taylor, Mayor of Watford We are delighted that Peter Taylor, Mayor of Watford is able to give the opening address at this year’s AGM Sandwiches and cheeseboard available on arrival…

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Managing Behaviour

November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Parents’ Evening Training Date: Tuesday 19 November Time: 8:00pm Venue: Garston Fire Station with Geri Pinnock (OT) & Charlotte Kohnhorst (Teacher & Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties) This session will focus on some common reasons for difficult behaviour in children and developing effective management techniques. If you have a particular problem you would like addressed during this session, please write a short account of the difficulty and send to Charlotte c/o [email protected] by 24th January. The session will be useful…

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Signing Refresher

November 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Parents’ Breakfast * *Creche is available for this course. Date: Tuesday 26 November Time: 9:30am Venue: London Room Lemarie Centre with Debbie Hughes & Jodi Binnersley (Playskill SLTs) This will be mostly a practical session. We will look at why and how we can use signing to support our children’s communication and learn/practice some signs for use at home. Please let us know in advance of any topic areas or specific signs that you would find helpful and we will…

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Surgery for Literacy, Numeracy or Behavioural issues

November 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station, 530 St Albans Rd
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Parents’ Breakfast Date: Tuesday 26 November Time: 11.30 - 12.30 pm Venue: The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station with Charlotte Kohnhorst (Teacher & Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties) Drop in session. One-to-One questions from parents regarding Literacy, Numeracy or Behavioural issues. 10 minutes appointments are available for issues relating to Playskill children.   Click here to book

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