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Code: CPD/22/36 SEND: What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness in Schools is offering Hounslow a free information webinar to support those interested in finding out how to bring mindfulness to their school.  This will be followed by a 15 minute Q & A session.

The webinar will include:

  • What mindfulness is and isn't
  • The research evidence around potential benefits
  • What it looks like in a school context
  • The steps to bringing mindfulness to your school
  • An opportunity to find out if our 8 week live online course is right for you

This session is open to all.  Everyone is welcime to join - pupils, teachers, school staff and Governors, health care professionals, anyone interested in mindfulness and young people.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 September 2021 15:30 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM Map

Code: CPD/22/37 SEND: ASD & behaviours that challenge - How to create a Behaviour Support Plan

Behaviour is Communication.  The key to tackling behaviour is to understand what the child or young person is trying to communicate.  To do this, we have to plan, pre-empt and work in a solution focused way to understand the child's behaviour.  Find out how a behaviour support plan can help us to do this.

This session is open to all professionals working in Hounslow schools and Units.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 September 2021 15:30 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM Map

Code: CPD/22/38 SEND: Sensory Processing - strategies to support sensory processing in the classroom

Sensory processing is the way we process information we receive from the environment and our bodies and then use this information to respond appropriately.

We all have sensory differences and preferences.  Some of us like very strong tastes and smells like spicy foods, garlic, blue cheese, whilst others avoid them.  Some people enjoy a day of going on as many roller coaster rides as they can, whilst others would avoid even a slow roundabout or swing.  As long as we can manage to take part in the things we want and need to do these sensory professing differences don't matter or need support.  It only becomes a problem if they impact on our ability to carry out the activities we need to do.

For some children their sensory development is delayed or disordered, and this impacts on their ability to take part in everyday childhood occupations.  A child might be so distressed by noise, they miss out on a friend's party or avoid the busy parts of the playground, missing out on opportunities to practise and develop their motor skills.  A child may hit out when someone brushes up against them when lining up or sitting near them at carpet time as they experience it as painful.

Find out more about sensory processing and explore strategies to support pupils with sensory needs in the classroom.

Delegates must attend both sessions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2021 15:30 - 17:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
2 18 October 2021 15:30 - 17:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/39 SEND: Introduction to Lego-based Therapy

Lego-based therapy (LeGoff et al 2014) is an evidence-based approach that aims to develop social communication sklls such as sharing, turn-taking, following rules, using names and problem-solving.

In practice, children work in groups of three with each participant having a distinct role to build a Lego model collaboratively:

  • Engineers use the Lego instructions and ask the Supplier for the specific pieces of Lego needed
  • Suppliers give the Builder the pieces
  • Builders follow the building instructions from the Engineer in order to construct the model

This practical course outlines how to run a lego-based therapy session in your school.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 October 2021 15:30 - 16:45 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/40 SEND: ASD & Meal Times

Meal times can be a tricky affair for pupils with ASD and social communication needs.  This course explores strategies and tips to reduce anxiety around meal times for pupils with ASD and social communicaiton.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM Map

Code: CPD/22/41 SEND: Making playtimes better for ASD pupils

This course looks at different ways of structuring and supporting playtimes for autistic pupils and pupils with social communication needs.

This course is open to all professionals working in Hounslow mainstream and specialist EY, Primary and Secondary settings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 October 2021 15:30 - 17:00 ZOOM Map

Code: CPD/22/42 SEND: Pre-verbal Communication Workshop

This is a two part session.  Delegates should attend both sessions.  This workshop aims to give an overview of the development of communication and interaction skills including the fundamentals of communication.  It introduces strategies and direct interventions to support pre-verbal children to develop their early communication and interaction skills.

Ideal for:

Teachers and education support staff in EYs, KS1 and KS2 settings who support pre-verbal children with Autism or Social Communication difficulties.

Please note:  This course will be run as an online training session via Microsoft Teams.  When you book, you will receive information about how to access the training and how the session will be run.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 October 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
2 19 October 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/62 Including the Vision Impaired Child in the Classroom

This session will help staff understand the needs of the vision impaired pupil in their classroom and how to best provide support.  Suitable for anyone working with a vision impaired child.

An introduction to vision impairment

Helpful resources and technology

Making the environment accessible

Making sure materials are accessible

Independence in school and beyond

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 October 2021 09:30 - 11:00 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map

Code: CPD/22/47 SEND: British Dyslexia Association: Dyslexia Pre-Screening Tools

Do you want to find out more about pre-screening tools for pupils with literacy difficulties?

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 October 2021 16:00 - 17:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
2 24 November 2021 16:00 - 17:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS OR ZOOM Map

Code: CPD/22/43 SEND: Word Aware Approach

This course consists of 3 online sessions.  All days must be attended.

Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children.  Focused on whole class learning, the resource is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage - including children with Developmental Language Disorder, Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language, but it will extend the word learning of all students.

Word Aware is a fast-paced, fun and interactive course.  You will leave the session with lots of practical ideas on how to develop vocabulary in your school.

AIMS:

  • Explore how children learn vocabulary and why it is important
  • Put the new curriculum guidance on vocabulary into practise
  • Learn a structured approach to teaching vocabulary in the classroom
  • Plan how you will support vocabulary in your setting

IDEAL FOR:

This course is suitable for Speech & Language Therapists, Class Teachers, Curriculum Co-ordinatros, Specialist Teachers, Headteachers, SENCOs and Educational Psychologists.

This course will be run as an online training session via Microsoft Teams.  Please note:  Ideally, participants will have access to a copy of the book available before joining the course.  The 2013 edition of Word Aware can be purchased from Amazon.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
2 04 November 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map
3 18 November 2021 15:00 - 16:30 MICROSOFT TEAMS Map