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Training & Workshops

Upcoming Online Workshops
Valuable | Accessible | Practical

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This FREE 3-hour workshop

is an opportunity to broaden your understanding and refresh your ideas

through the latest information available to us.

The content of this workshop is based on the latest research and input from autistic adults,

delivered by a professional who has spent the last 20 years supporting and learning from autistic children.

∞ 30 September or  7 October 2023

∞ 8 - 11 British time | 9 - 12 South Africa time

∞ Online via Zoom

Sat, 30 Sept ‘23

Sat, 7 Oct ‘23

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Emotional Regulation & Behaviour Support

FULL-DAY Workshop

We are living in a time where there is a big need for understanding and supporting Emotional Regulation in children.  Anxiety, depression and Neurodiversity has an impact on nearly half of the school population, which this course will address directly.

Managing big and explosive behaviours can be exhausting rarely does a situation improve by itself.  As adults, we need to learn how to de-escalate situations effectively, support children appropriately during crisis and equip them with practical calming tools. 

 

Fri, 29 Sept '23, or 

Fri, 6 Oct '23

To book, please contact us via email or WhatsApp.

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Autism:

Effective Tools & Strategies

Half-day Workshop

Tools and strategies that are used correctly to create an environment which is autistic-friendly, can make an incredible difference for an autistic child.  The correct use of visuals help to create an environment where children can experience safety, certainty and clarity, enabling increased resilience when learning new skills.  Visuals also help to bridge communication difficulties.

 

Social Stories are individualised short stories used to assist autistic children in understanding social situations. This helps to bring clarity and predictability which in turn reduces anxiety. Social stories are effective because they address autistic difficulties directly, equipping the child now and for the future.

Sat, 30 Sept '23, or

Sat, 7 Oct '23

 

To book, please contact us via email or WhatsApp.

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Workshop Content

Autism:  Understanding the Basics to Improve Support and Progress

FREE 3hr Workshop

When we develop a good understanding of what Autism means and how it presents in different children, it is so much easier to find the right strategies and support for each individual child.  This course will cover:

  • What does Autism mean?

  • What causes Autism?

  • Why is it a spectrum?

  • What difficulties do Autistic people have?

  • What is my role, as the Neurotypical adult supporting an Autistic child?

  • What skills and tools will benefit me in my role?

  • How do I identify a child's needs?

  • How many areas can I focus on at any one time?

  • How do I prioritise?

  • Which tools and strategies can I use for short term and long term impact.

  • Certificate of attendance

Autism Basics

Sat, 30 Sept ‘23

Sat, 7 Oct ‘23

Effective Tools and Strategies to Support the Autistic Child in the Classroom / Home

Workshop Duration:  4,5 hours

Visuals that are used correctly and are autistic-friendly can make an incredible difference for an autistic child.  The correct visuals help to create an environment where children can experience safety, certainty and clarity.  Visuals also help to bridge over communication difficulties and autistic adults are now voicing how beneficial visuals are for autistic children, irrelevant of their abilities and skills developed.  Social Stories are individualised short stories used to assist autistic children in understanding social situations by describing and explaining appropriate behaviour and providing examples of appropriate responses. Social stories are very effective because they address some of the main autistic difficulties directly - not always being able to sum up the situation, understand the other person's point of view, see the bigger picture, link actions and consequences, understand what's expected in different scenarios, etc. 
This course will cover:

  • How does the Autistic brain work?

  • What are the ASD difficulties?

  • Why are visuals a powerful tool to support Autistic children?

  • Will visuals have a negative impact on progress?

  • How can I use visuals in different activities, tasks and circumstances to enhance the child's ability to engage with the world around them?

  • Which visuals are good practices to have in place?

  • Which resources and tools can I use for consistency?

  • Are there visuals which can be used straight away for any child?

  • What is narration and why is it so important for a child's development?

  • What is a social story and why is it so impactful?

  • What are the basic components of a social story?

  • How do I adapt the concept to suit different needs/circumstances/children, including the use of PECS/text/choice/reflection, etc?

  • Practical opportunity to create and tweak resources to suit a specific child/circumstance and get feedback.

  • Certificate of attendance and Resource pack included

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Supporting and Developing

Emotional Regulation and Positive Behaviour

Full-day Workshop

 

Emotional Regulation has fast become one of the main focuses for adults who support and work with children (as parents or professionals).  Anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties have become more prevalent which this course will address directly.

Neurodiversity and other conditions are often linked to images and experiences of huge meltdowns/big upsets/shutdowns and an inability to tolerate demands. The facts are that, unfortunately, many children are stressed, misunderstood and spend too much time in (what we refer to as) the ‘red’ zone. This workshop incorporates the necessary neuroscience and psychology information to develop a good understanding of what’s going on for the child and how to adapt what we’re doing to support the child effectively, both in crisis and proactively to avoid a crisis in the first place. Dealing with big and explosive behaviours on a regular basis is exhausting and rarely something that improves by itself.  As adults, we need to learn how to de-escalate situations effectively, and when we aren't able to do so, put out the fires with the least amount of harm done to all those involved.  We want to empower children to understand their own needs and give them skills and strategies to deal with their anxieties and frustration in more constructive ways.  The workshop will cover:

  • How does the brain develop in early childhood?

  • What has to be in place for a child's healthy brain development?

  • Why is emotional regulation so important?

  • Why is there a difference between emotional age and chronological age?

  • What happens if a child is not able to make sense of their world?

  • What does a child with emotional difficulties need most from an adult?

  • Which strategies can I use to support a child in crisis?

  • Which strategies can I teach a child to develop emotional regulation? 

  • What needs lie beneath challenging behaviour? 

  • Will it work if we try to control, manage, and change the behaviours we see? 

  • What proactive strategies can we implement to support the children?

  • What de-escalation strategies/tools can I use?

  • Why is consistency and teamwork important for progress?

  • Why is correct recording, reporting and risk assessment important to reduce challenging behaviour?

  • Includes certificate of attendance and resource pack

  • Includes ready-to-use activities for children.

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