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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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Playskill Summer Beach Theme Party

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Soul Survivor, 5-7 Greycaine Road
Watford, WD24 7GP United Kingdom
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For current Playskill children (except HPM): Watford AM, Watford PM, Garston AM, Dome PM & Hemel AM 1.00pm until 2.30pm at Soul Survivor, Warehouse 7, Greycaine Road, Watford, WD24 7GP This will be a beach theme party, so we will be having lots of fun playing with sand and water.  PLEASE BRING CLOTHES FOR GETTING WET AND A TOWEL TO DRY OFF AGAIN!  There will be party food for all to enjoy. Please click on the link below for online sign up:…

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WATERWAYS EXPERIENCE (canal) TRIPS

July 20
Nash Mills, Red Lion Lane
Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP3 9TE United Kingdom
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WATERWAYS LOCATION: Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP3 9TE (please look at the website for map & directions: www.wexp.org.uk) To ensure as many children as possible have the opportunity to attend places are limited to one adult per family, but everyone is welcome to the BBQ.  Please note we do have a limitation on number of wheelchair users, so first-come-first-served on booking WATERWAYS EXPERIENCE (canal) TRIP Saturday 20 JULY For former Playskill children. 10.00 am boarding, duration of trip 10.30 – 12.30 pm…

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August 2019

WILLOWS FARM TRIP

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road
St Albans, Herts AL4 0PF United Kingdom
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Please complete the form & send your £11.00 deposit cheque to: Fiona Farr, Playskill, The Lemarie Centre, 524 St Alban’s Road, Watford, WD24 7RX   Download Form (.doc)

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September 2019

EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) Group Clinic for those with issues

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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 17 September Time: 9.30am Venue: London Room, Lemarie Centre with Lisa Thomas (Playskill Parent Support Worker) Recommended to all parents going through or with a finalised plan or heading for review. This EHCP workshop aims to build confidence, ensure quality of finished plans and develop longer term approach to good planning through review process. The workshop will explore pitfalls, quality standards, how to resolve issues, preparing for annual reviews.…

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New to Playskill Parents – MANDATORY Play themed training

September 17 @ 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 17 September Time: 8 pm Venue: The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station with Karen Belmont (Playskill SLT) & Geri Pinnock (OT) Geri and Karen 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…

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