We run a number of parent workshops as well as parent/child workshops.
The school offer workshops from time to time. These are run by Denise Drinkwater. Denise has many years practical experience teaching and supporting children who are neurodiverse; as well as assessing children and young people; consultancy and training teachers, schools and corporations on neurodiversity and related issues.
See dates below. Suitable for Parents.
£30 per person.
Complete attached form and forward to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Mon 2nd March 10.00 – 12.00 Dyscalculia/Maths Difficulties: What is it – practical solutions
Thurs 12th March 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Reading and Spelling – How best to support your child at home
Mon 16th March 1.00 p.m.- 3.00 p.m. Writing/Handwriting/Fine Motor: Practical Advice
Tues 28th April 10.00-12.00 Reading/Comprehension/Language: How best to support your child at home in a fun way
Neurodiversity – Practical Solutions to Support Your Child at home and in the classroom.
Practical strategies to support children who learn differently or have barriers to learning at home and in the classroom. Covers:
- Executive function
- Dyscalculia/Maths difficulties
- Processing Difficulties
- Language Issues
- Reading and Spelling
- Visual Perception
Dyscalculia/ Maths Difficulties: What it is? Practical Solutions
Maths is a subject very close to my heart and yet many teachers struggle to understand the stages enough it be able to teach it well. Although dyscalculia itself is rare, children are struggling more and more and we are seeing more and more diagnosed. This workshop explains why that might be and gives practical advice to support children with a diagnosis.
Reading and Spelling – How best to support your child at home
Parents (and Teachers) can often be perplexed by children who are finding reading and spelling difficult and by how best to help them. This workshop covers reading and spelling techniques including visual and motor memory, syllables, word families and analogies, root words and prefixes and suffixes.
Writing/Handwriting/Fine Motor: Practical Advice
The cognitive load whilst writing is immense. Children with processing differences, memory, spelling and handwriting issues are literally overloaded when it comes to writing. How can we help to lighten the load? Are handwriting issues simply solved by handing out a pencil grip?
Reading/Comprehension/Language: How best to support your child at home in a fun way
Parents often struggle to know how best to support their children with reading and/or comprehension. Is it a reading, processing or language difficulty. This workshop reveals some of the issues and what to do to support your child.
Phonological Awareness, Syllable Analysis and Spelling: Ways to improve
How often do we see children (and adults) who ‘read’ well but struggle with spelling? How often do we hear in class: ‘Miss how do you spell?’ Phonological Awareness and Syllable Awareness provide simple techniques to improve spelling for all!
Watch out for our Parent and Child Workshops in the New Year. We shall run courses of 5 weekly one hour sessions focusing on:
Fine motor skills
Building Resilience/Managing Anxiety/It’s Okay to be different
Planning and Organisation/Task and Time Management
Social Skills/Conversational Skills