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September 2018

Sailing with Colne Valley Special Sailors

September 22, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bury Lake, Bury Lake, Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane Hertfordshire WD3 1NB United Kingdom + Google Map

Sailing with Colne Valley Special Sailors at Bury Lake Rickmansworth Aquadrome on Saturday 22 September 2018 12.30pm for a 1.00pm start. ANDREA will be there on the quayside (Sailing for 1 hour in 2-seater sail boats. Katakanu 6-seater paddling boats continues until 3.00) please email [email protected] to book a boat

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Parents Association meeting

September 25, 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Parents Association meeting at Watford 8.15pm to 10.00pm

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October 2018

Surgery for Literacy, Numeracy or Behavioural issues

October 2, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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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 minute appointments are available for issues relating to Playskill children.

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New to Playskill Parents – MANDATORY Play themed training

October 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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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 learning. We will be looking at a variety of toys and considering toys for different stages of…

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Communication

October 18, 2018 @ 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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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 Ruth 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 reference, pictures, signing.  Ideas to try at home

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November 2018

Signing Refresher OR Phonological Awareness

November 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Creche Signing Refresher with Debbie Hughes & Theresa Redmond  (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 try to cover as many as we can in the session. OR Phonological Awareness with Charlotte Kohnhorst …

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Introduction to Sensory Processing

November 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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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 including: Behaviour. Gross and fine motor development. Play and Learning. Everyday activities. She will explain how you…

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Playskill AGM 2018 “an AGM like no other”

November 15, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Soul Survivor, 5-7 Greycaine Road
Watford, WD24 7GP United Kingdom
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#tribe-events-header > nav > ul {display: none;} Guest speaker Councillor Karen Collett "We are delighted that Karen Collett has accepted our invitation to be the Guest Speaker at this year's AGM. Karen is the Deputy Mayor of Watford and will be talking about her role as Portfolio Holder for the Community and the way Watford works with local charities. There will be sandwiches and cheeseboard available from 7.45 - 8 pm This will be a moving night describing Playskill’s work…

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Management of Altered Muscle Tone and Postural Management

November 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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with Playskill Physios Creche 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, which aims to support an individual’s posture, function and participation in life. We will look at the importance of…

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January 2019

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

January 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Developing Dressing Skills will look at: - when is a child ready to start dressing, how to make dressing easier for children with abnormal muscle tone, and the use of back chaining techniques to facilitate success. Toilet training will consider readiness for toileting and ways to support this. Venue: Playroom at Lemarie Centre

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