Visual Support Project

The Visual Support Project, established in East Lothian in March 2016, is a joint venture between Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) and the Educational Psychology Service.

The project involves an initial training session with the whole nursery team to discuss how to implement and embed visuals creating an inclusive communication environment. This universal approach aims to support all children, including those with additional support needs.

Short and longer-term evaluations highlighted positive outcomes in terms of children being more aware of routines and increased understanding of verbal information. Staff reported that they were using visual timetables and environmental visuals more consistently and referring to them more often. Positively, children are taking responsibility by setting up the visuals.  Moreover, visual timetables can facilitate discussion with parents/carers regarding the session’s activities.

We are currently offering this resource to local authority and partnership nurseries in East Lothian.

If you are interested in the Visual Support Project for your nursery, please contact the SLT team on

0131 446 4009 or email

Laura.duncan@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

The Annual Autism Conference 2018

Thursday 22nd March 2018, Glasgow.

9:55am to 4.20pm ( Registration 9.15-9.55)

Glasgow Marriot Hotel

Cost £199 + vat ( includes lunch and refreshments)

The conference should be of interest to: early years, school, college, university staff and leaders, social workers and others from social care settings, voluntary and charity organisations, health care professionals, local authority staff and leaders and others with an interest are welcome to attend.

Why Should I Attend? Refresh and update your knowledge, Hear from and meet leading experts, gain practical strategies for supporting people with ASD, Learn from examples of best practice, debate and discuss hot topics, Networking Opportunities, Certificate of attendance.

Please see attached leaflet for more information on the conference and also on how to book a place.

 

Supporting young carers in education settings

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 (morning only)— Edinburgh

Background:

This half-day seminar, delivered by Louise Morgan from Carers Trust Scotland, has been designed to provide schools with practical advice on how best to support children and young people who are caring for family members at home.

This event is aimed at school teachers and staff. It is primarily aimed at those working in the upper years of primary and secondary school settings, but given the importance f early identifications of young carers, it may also be if interest to those working the earlier years of primary.

Cost: Free for Children in Scotland members, £20 for non- members.

Click here to find out more and to read a recent blog from Louise

How to book

Online
By calling 0131 313 8828
By emailiing events@childreninscotland.org.uk

A Sudden and Traumatic death in your School Community- Lets Talk about it

6th March 2018, Dundee

£45

This conference is designed to equip education professionals with key support skills and improve confidence when responding to a sudden or traumatic bereavement.

Please see 06.03.18_Dundee_flyer for more information on this conference and how to book.

06.03.18 – Scotland schools conference – Booking Form CBUK

Evaluation Summary from Stirling

‘Tony Talks Autism’

Friday 12th January 2018, Manchester

Registration fee £199 +VAT

Tony Attwood is one of the worlds most respected experts on autism.

Gain knowledge updates, practical strategies and tips.

He will cover the following:

Cognitive abilities: A different way of thinking and learning

Managing emotions, behaviour and strategies to support

Where we are with out understanding of Autism including diagnosis of ASD

ASD and sensory processing difficulties.

This event should be of interest to those supporting children and young people (0-25 years) with autism including:

• Head Teachers, Teachers & Support Assistants from mainstream special schools and local authorities
• Educational Psychologists • Further Education & University Lecturers & Researchers
• Student Support Services • Social Workers & Social Care Staff
• Nursery and Childcare Staff & Managers
• Health Professionals & CAMHS workers
• Parents/Carers
• Others with an interest in ASD

For bookings and further information, please visit
www.medicacpd.com or call 0141 638 4098 or see the attached leaflet- Tony Attwood Manchester.

Developing Global Citizens through the SDGs

Global Goals network event

Developing Global Citizens through the SDGs

Join Claire Dunphy from St Eunan’s primary school, Clydebank, as she shares their whole school approach to using the SDGs as a context for developing Global Citizens. This is an opportunity to share the challenges, solutions and impact of using the SDGs across the school.

Tuesday 28 November 2017

5.00-6.30pm

Room 1.18 Paterson’s Land, Moray House, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Email isabel@scotdec.org.uk or 0131 2261499 to book your place

Health and Wellbeing…. Mindfulness for Teachers and Parents and Educational Establishments

Next Free Taster Session

John Gray Centre, Haddington Library, Star Room on Saturday 25th November 2017 from 10am-12 noon

Join Dorothy Larios for a short, FREE, informal session where you can experience and explore what makes Mindfulness a practical inclusion to our daily lives.  Encouraging Teachers,Assistants, Early Years Staff and Parents of  children of all ages to come along to hear what is now being taught in schools.

 Choose to step away for a little while to

  • Find out about well documented benefits of mindfulness for stress related concerns
  • Hear about the latest scientific evidence that reassures us that this is not a waste of time
  • Meet Dorothy and hear of her work with parents, carers, schools and mindfulness in the workplace
  • Understand the types of courses available so you can judge whether this would be suitable for you

 Free tasters offer an opportunity for those curious about mindfulness

  • To consider committing to an eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
  • Mums and Dads and Carers  can consider a specially designed 6 sessions course available to those who care at home
  • School Heads, teachers and educators to hear more about the MiSP the Mindfulness in Schools Project.

 

 Booking information from  www.dorothylarios.com   01620823510 or contact  mail@dorothylarios.com