Upcoming Courses

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Please note: Our courses are available to members only.  Please apply for your free membership here. If you apply for a course and are a non-member, you are agreeing to us creating a membership for you.


 

 

 

Understanding Sensory Development and Sensory Processing Difficulties – Practical hands on workshop

This course is now Full. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email info@21together.org.uk with your name and contact details.

Date: Friday 14th June 2019

Time: 10:30 – 13:00

Cost: Parent/Carers £10, Professionals £40. Prices are per person.

21 Together hold a strong belief that no family should be denied access to training due to finances. Our Financial Support Policy and application form is available upon request

Refreshments: Tea/coffee provided.

Venue: West Faversham Community Association, Bysingwood Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7RH

Provider: Donna Dodd, Paediatric Occupational Therapist and 21 Together Trustee

Overview and Purpose

How does it feel to have sensory processing difficulties? This condition affects many children and young people with Autism, ADHD and learning difficulties and can present in difficult behaviours.

This workshop will give you an insight into how it feels to have sensory differences and will aim to give you some theory and practical strategies to support your child/young person. 

This is a practical workshop so come in comfortable clothes as we will be trying the activities.

Workshop Aims to:

  • Increase awareness of your child’s Sensory development and Sensory Processing Difficulties.
  • Identify the impact of sensory differences on everyday life at home and school.
  • Explore strategies to support children who experience SPD – Sensory-motor based Interventions, sensory diets, sensory circuits.

Who this is suitable for

This course is suitable for all parents/carers of children or young people with Down’s syndrome or those supporting them in a school or nursery setting. We are sorry but this course is not suitable for children to attend.


 

 

 

 

Planning for the Future  – Wills and Trusts          

This course is now Full. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email info@21together.org.uk with your name and contact details.

(Please note; this course is for parents and family members only) 

Date: Tuesday 25th June 2019 

Time: Registration from 10am-10.30am. Course starts at 10.30am and finishes at 12.00pm 

Venue: Whitehead Monckton, Solicitors 

5 Eclipse Park
Sittingbourne Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 3EN

Cost: No charge (but you will have to pay for parking at the Hilton Hotel next door to the venue – max £5)

Speaker:  Kerin Speedie, Head of Tax and Estate Planning at Whitehead Monckton  

Course Details: This workshop will explain why, when you have a child or grandchild with a learning disability, such as Down’s syndrome, you will probably need a specialist will. The session will cover :

  • How inheritance can affect my child’s right to benefits
  • Why you should make a will
  • The different types of Trusts
  • Choosing Trustees
  • Having a Letter of Wishes

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Meeting the Learning Needs of Children and Young People with Down Syndrome – pre-readers or early stages of learning to read

Date: Tues 24th September 2019

Time: 9:00 – 16:00

Cost: Parent/Carers £20, Professionals £80. Prices are per person.

21 Together hold a strong belief that no family should be denied access to training due to finances. Our Financial Support Policy and application form is available upon request

Refreshments: Tea/coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Venue: The Alexander Centre, 15-17 Preston Street, Faversham, ME13 8NZ

Provider: Inclusively Down

Overview and Purpose

This course is aimed at staff, professionals and parents whose children are pre-readers or early stages of learning to read. This whole day course will include an emphasis on teaching your child to read and will enable you to teach and support pupils with Down syndrome more effectively. It will cover the key elements of the specific learning profile, how you can best support progress, dispel some myths and give you strategies and resource ideas, based on research and good practice, to ensure you can meet their individual learning needs. We will also consider the role of the support assistant and what effective inclusion looks like.

AIMS/OUTCOMES:

– understand the impact of having Down syndrome

– be aware of the typical learning profile of pupils with Down syndrome 

– be able to implement strategies to teach reading

– be able to identify how you can best support progress

– be able to recognise what teaching strategies will work best 

– be able to demonstrate good inclusive practice and differentiate appropriately

We are sorry but this course is not suitable for children to attend.

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THIS COURSE IS HEAVILY SUBSIDISED BY 21 TOGETHER AS WE BELIEVE IT IS VITAL THAT ALL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE RECEIVE THE SUPPORT THEY DESERVE IN SCHOOL, THEREFORE IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COME YOU MUST INFORM US ASAP.

 

This course is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

 


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Meeting the Learning Needs of Children and Young People with Down Syndrome – able to read at above beginner level

Date: Wednesday 25th September 2019

Time: 9:00 – 16:00

Cost: Parent/Carers £20, Professionals £80. Prices are per person.

21 Together hold a strong belief that no family should be denied access to training due to finances. Our Financial Support Policy and application form is available upon request

Refreshments: Tea/coffee, please bring your own lunch.

Venue: The Alexander Centre, 15-17 Preston Street, Faversham, ME13 8NZ

Provider: Inclusively Down

Overview and Purpose

This course is aimed at staff, professionals and parents whose children or pupils are able to read at above beginner level. This whole day course will include an emphasis on developing reading comprehension and how to differentiate the curriculum appropriately. This session will enable you to teach and support pupils with Down syndrome more effectively. It will cover the key elements of the specific learning profile, how you can best support progress, dispel some myths and give you strategies and resource ideas, based on research and good practice, to ensure you can meet their individual learning needs. We will also consider the role of the support assistant and what effective inclusion looks like.

AIMS/OUTCOMES:

– understand the impact of having Down syndrome

– be aware of the typical learning profile of pupils with Down syndrome

– be able to further develop reading and comprehension skills 

– be able to identify how you can best support progress

– be able to recognise what teaching strategies will work best 

– be able to demonstrate good inclusive practice and differentiate appropriately

Click to book your place

We are sorry but this course is not suitable for children to attend.

THIS COURSE IS HEAVILY SUBSIDISED BY 21 TOGETHER AS WE BELIEVE IT IS VITAL THAT ALL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE RECEIVE THE SUPPORT THEY DESERVE IN SCHOOL, THEREFORE IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COME YOU MUST INFORM US ASAP.

This course is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.