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January 2019

Money Advice Unit from Herts CC with Sally Hattle (Welfare Benefits Adviser for Children with Disabilities, Herts CC Money Advice Unit)

January 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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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 benefits that can be claimed by parents/carers. Venue: Dance Studio 524 at Lemarie Centre

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February 2019

Complete Guide to Obtaining a Good Quality EHCP with Lisa Thomas (Playskill Parent Support Worker)

February 2 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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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 Venue: Dance Studio 524 at Lemarie centre 12.30-1.30 Part A: Getting started When to apply How to apply Preparing for assessment Unsuccessful applications 2.15 – 5.00 Part B:  Getting it right  Legal framework, myths…

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Sensory Processing Part 2 – Sensory Regulation with Geri Pinnock (OT)

February 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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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. Venue: Dance Studio 524 at Lemarie Centre

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EHCP Planning in Action Clinic – Developing or Improving a Good Quality Plan with Lisa Thomas (Playskill Parent Support Worker)

February 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:45 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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This EHCP workshop aims to build confidence for those who have already grasped EHCP basics. Focussing on what makes a quality EHCP, we will look at how to: > Include all needs > Specify and quantify provision > Avoid weasel words > Ensure outcomes are  S.M.A.R.T. > Tips for checking draft plans > Resolve issues constructively with partners > Further help and support   I aim to consider some specific personal queries depending on numbers attending and I will manage this strictly for fairness on the day, 1…

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March 2019

Developing Early Feeding Skills with Geri Pinnock (OT) and Playskill SLT

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Including the basic requirements for developing self feeding skills. A demonstration of a back chaining feeding programme to develop independent feeding skills. Theresa Redmond Speech and Language Therapist will be present to explain/answer any questions regarding feeding problems related to oral motor control. Venue: Dance Studio 524 at Lemarie Centre

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Reading with Charlotte Kohnhorst (Teacher & Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties)

March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ASDA Watford, Community Room, Odhams Industrial Estate, St Albans Road
Watford, Hertfordshire WD24 7RT United Kingdom
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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 to emphasise, for each individual child, taking into account his/her difficulties. This talk is suitable for parents of preschool children and pupils right up…

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Switch skills to support early education and progress towards AAC with Lynsay McFarlane-Shaw, OT and Laurel Allen, SLT.

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ASDA Watford, Community Room, Odhams Industrial Estate, St Albans Road
Watford, Hertfordshire WD24 7RT United Kingdom
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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 will be explored. Ideas for home use will be included. Also included will be alternatives to traditional or onscreen keyboard access, with options on…

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April 2019

Either Manual Handling or Dietician’s Q&A session

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Manual Handling with Helen Brind (Physiotherapist)  Understand the reasons why you need to know how to move and handle correctly.  Understand the basic theory of how your spine works, common injuries and how you can avoid them.  Understand the key factors to take into account before undertaking moving or lifting Dietitian’s Q&A session with Stephanie Fade (Dietitian at Eatingmindset.com) Questions may be submitted in advance by Weds 25 March to [email protected] or brought to the session. and Carers in Herts…

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