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March 2021

Managing Meetings with Amanda Lynch (Playskill Parent Support Worker)

March 23 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Via Zoom United Kingdom

Date:  Tues 23 March Time:  8:15pm This will cover information such as: Managing Appointments and Meetings Where to find the best information Help and Support available to you   sign up here  

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April 2021

Session 3 Non-implementation of provision/ Judicial Review – with Eleanor Wright (Co-ordinator and Solicitor at SOS!SEN)

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Via Zoom United Kingdom

Date: Saturday 17 April Time: 10.30am- 12.00pm TBC sign up here

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Switch Skills to Support Early Education and Progress Towards AAC with Lynsay McFarlane-Shaw, OT and Laurel Allen, SLT

April 20 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Via Zoom United Kingdom

Date: Tues 20 April Time: 8:15pm -9:30pm 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…

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Preparing for School – Transition Planning Principles with Charlotte Kohnhorst (Teacher & Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties) and Amanda Lynch (Parent Support Worker)

April 27 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Via Zoom United Kingdom

Date: Tues 27 April Time: 8:15pm- 9:30pm Find out how parents and education settings can work together to prepare to receive your child with special needs. Will also be useful for those thinking of starting nursery/pre-school/school in the next year. We will explore: Role of teachers, SENCOs, therapists & other practitioners you may meet. Inclusion & reasonable adjustments Guidance on meeting health needs When SEN Support arrangements & Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) might apply First day success  …

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May 2021

New to Playskill Parents – MANDATORY Play themed training with Karen Belmont (Playskill SLT) & Kiran Kalra (Playskill OT)

May 4 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Via Zoom United Kingdom

Date: Tues 4 May Time: 8:15pm - 9.30pm Karen and Kiran will take you through a typical Playskill session giving you an idea of what to expect and why we do what we do. We want you to get ideas about how you can help your child learn through play and fun. If they are exploring, socialising or creating, then they are learning. Warning: this session may contain bubbles! sign up here

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

May 11 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Via Zoom United Kingdom

Date: Tues 11 May Time: 8:15pm - 9.30pm Sally will focus on DLA, covering ‘Top Tips’ for parents on the type of evidence to gather and submit for DLA claims and how to check it is correct and suitable. She will cover when the mobility component comes in, how to apply and the evidence needed. She will also explain the terms ‘severe mental impairment’ and ‘virtually unable to walk’ . This will be followed by a Q&A on general benefits.…

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Switch Skills to Support Early Education and Progress Towards AAC with Lynsay McFarlane-Shaw, OT and Laurel Allen, SLT

May 18 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Via Zoom United Kingdom

Date: Tues 18 May Time: 8:15pm -9:30pm 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…

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Developing Fine Motor Skills with Geri Pinnock (OT) and Early Handwriting with Charlotte Kohnhurst (Teacher & Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties)

May 25 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Via Zoom United Kingdom

Date: Tues 25 May Time: 8:15pm - 9.30pm 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. sign up here

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June 2021

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

June 10 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Via Zoom United Kingdom

Date: Thurs 10 June Time: 8:15pm - 9.30pm Charlotte will be talking about Foundations of Numeracy for age 3 and upwards. Most of us tend to count with our children from an early stage ... stairs, socks, sweets, spoonful’s and so-on. But learning to say a sequence of words is not the same thing as understanding number facts or being able to count objects correctly. This talk will focus on what is known about how number awareness develops in the…

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Toilet Training and Developing Dressing Skills with Geri Pinnock (OT)

June 15 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Via Zoom United Kingdom

Date: Tues 15 June Time: 8:15pm - 9.30pm Geri will be considering: a) when is a child ready to start dressing? B) how to make dressing easier for children with abnormal muscle tone. And c) the use of back chaining techniques to facilitate success. She will also discuss a child’s readiness for toileting and ways to support this.   sign up here

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