FREE ‘Sensory Processing Difficulties at Home’ Workshop
Thursday 4 February 2016, 10am – 1pm
Venue: Alderman Knight School, Tewkesbury
This FREE workshop is for parents/carers and family members of children/young people with an autism spectrum (including Asperger Syndrome).
This workshop will cover the following areas:
- Understanding the reasons for and triggers associated with sensory difficulties
- A brief guide to some difficulties including self-care, eating, managing difficulties associated with being in the community, smells, noises, oral and tactile.
During the morning, you will be given possible tools and strategies to implement for your child, as well as tools that they can use to develop coping strategies for themselves. Whilst there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, please note that this workshop is not designed to be a “fix-it” clinic. Instead, it aims to provide parents/ carers/ family members with the opportunity to increase their understanding, to view difficulties from alternative perspective and to engage with other parents/carers with similar experiences. The workshop will be delivered by Gloucestershire Care Service NHS Trust (Occupational Therapist – TBC).
There is no charge to attend this workshop, but places need to be booked in advance. If you would like to attend, please return the booking form at the back of this newsletter or email amanda confirming name(s) of those attending, telephone contact information, whether you are a parent/carer/family member and the diagnosis (if any), age and current educational setting of the person you care for. For more information, please contact the Branch on 0777 073 1012.
Please find attached promotional flyer for the above workshop.