Training

The paediatric occupational therapy team regularly offers internal and external training sessions (see table below), as well as a five day training course on introduction to occupational therapy for children and young people.

Training sessions 2015/2016

Training session Outline Date and time
iPads, tablets, computers and more: meeting the needs of students with SEN in the classroom Understanding and use of assistive technology

Monday 9 November 2015

9.30am-12.30pm

Supporting children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) SEN awareness training Thursday 3 and Friday 4 December 2015
Developmental co-ordination disorder DCD: diagnosis and treatment
- understanding of diagnostic pathways
- evidence based assessment and intervention

Friday 4 December 2015

9.30am-4.30pm

Enabling independence and classroom participation for children and young people Encouraging greater independence in daily activities such as dressing, eating and drinking, attention in the classroom and writing. The course will cover the following:
- sensory circuits
- handwriting without tears
- practical solutions to increase independence in self-care

Tuesday 19 January 2016

9.30am-12.30pm

Sensory smart classrooms Explore and understand sensory processing difficulties (SPD) in children:
- how to recognise children with SPD 
- understand SPD theory
- learn to support children with SPD within the classroom environment 
- strategies and environmental modifications 
 

Tuesday 26 January 2016

9.30am-12.30pm

Supporting children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)

SEN awareness training

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February 2016

Occupational therapy in secondary schools - transition to year 7
- use of assistive technology
- secondary school in class strategies and support
- extra- curricular activities
- advice for PE activities

Thursday 3 March 2016

9.30am-12.30pm

Sensory smart classrooms Explore and understand sensory processing difficulties (SPD) in children:
- how to recognise children with SPD 
- understand SPD theory
- learn to support children with SPD within the classroom environment 
- strategies and environmental modifications

Tuesday 10 May 2016

9.30am-12.30pm

Supporting children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)

SEN awareness training

Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 May 2016
iPads, tablets, computers and more: meeting the needs of students with SEN in the classroom Understanding and use of assistive technology

Monday 23 May 2016

9.30am-12.30pm

Supporting children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) SEN awareness training Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June 2016

All bookings to be made through TDS online. Please take note of training venues.