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July 2019

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 ÂŁ11.00 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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Sailing with CVSS at Bury Lake, Rickmansworth Aquadrome

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bury Lake, Bury Lake, Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane Hertfordshire WD3 1NB United Kingdom + Google Map

Booking is essential This is a wonderful opportunity for Dads, Uncles or Grandads and Playskill children and/or their siblings to enjoy sailing, in Colne Valley Special Sailors specially adapted two-seater sailing boats.  Hoists are available. Mums are very welcome to come along and watch or to sail with the children too. Andrea will be there on the quayside. (There are also some six-seater Katakanus; CVSS require 2 x Playskill dads/uncles etc, in each boat just to paddle) Children need to…

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Management of Altered Muscle Tone and Postural Management

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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: Monday 30 September Time: 9:30am Venue: London Room, Lemarie Centre with Playskill Physios 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,…

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SENDIASS – to describe their services and how to access them.

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station, 530 St Albans Rd
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Parents’ Breakfast * *Creche is available for this course. Date: Monday 30 September Time: 9:30am Venue: Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station Special Education Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) SENDIASS provide impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and young people aged 0-25 years of age. They provide help with: • SEND policy and practice, including law, rights and inclusion • Attending meetings or…

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October 2019

Communication

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Parents’ Evening Training Date: Tuesday 1st October Time: 8 pm Venue: The London Room, LeMarie Centre 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 Karen 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…

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Introduction to Sensory Processing

October 15 @ 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 15 October Time: 8:00pm Venue: The Thorpe Room at Garston Fire Station 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…

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Phonological Awareness

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station, 530 St Albans Rd
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Parents’ Breakfast * *Creche is available for this course. Date: Tuesday 26 November Time: 9.30am Venue: The Thorpe Room, Garston Fire Station with Charlotte Kohnhorst (Teacher & Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties) As Phonological Awareness and Early Phonics are KEY SKILLS, parents can really help their children to build the foundations of what they will be, or are already, working on at school. This session is suitable for parents of children from 3 upwards, including those already at school who…

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