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June 2019

Developing Fine Motor and Pencil Skills with Geri Pinnock (OT)

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ASDA Watford, Community Room, Odhams Industrial Estate, St Albans Road
Watford, Hertfordshire WD24 7RT United Kingdom
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Geri will discuss the development of fine motor skills and explain the developmental requisites a child needs to have attained before they can learn to write. She will cover early pencil skills, and pre-writing patterns to letter formation. 'The role of the Occupational Therapist, and consideration of equipment and strategies to support fine motor control will also be included.' * For those looking at handwriting we suggest you attend both 6 June and 27 June (Spelling and handwriting Follow On) Download Booking…

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Housing Adaptations with Rachel Reeder (OT)

June 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Rachel is a specialist OT based in the grants section of a London Borough social services. She will talk about possible major adaptations to make a family home accessible and is happy to answer your queries on this topic.  Questions may be submitted in advance by Tues 4 June to [email protected] or brought to the session. Download Booking Form (.docx)

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Spelling (at word level) and Handwriting Follow On with Charlotte Kohnhorst (Teacher & Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties)

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ASDA Watford, Community Room, Odhams Industrial Estate, St Albans Road
Watford, Hertfordshire WD24 7RT United Kingdom
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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 secondary school who are experiencing difficulty, are welcome to attend this session.   Download Booking Form (.docx)

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July 2019

Physiotherapy Training with Helen Brind, Andrea Clarke and Sue Upcott (Playskill Paediatric Physiotherapists)

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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We will be explaining altered muscle tone and how it is managed, Lycra garments and lower limb orthotics, the development of gait and higher gross-motor skills including bicycling.   Download Booking Form (.docx)

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Hypermobility with Sarah Masters and Physical Activity & Local Options with Sue Upcott (Playskill Paediatric Physiotherapists)

July 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Sarah will be talking on the hyper mobile child - how hyper mobility can affect children and management strategies to help overcome some of the challenges children might face. Sue will talk about the benefits of various sports and physical activities and where you might access these for your children in the local area. We also welcome your own recommendations.   Download Booking Form (.docx)

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