HSE workshops - Early Intervention Team
The Early Intervention Team are delighted to offer practical workshops for Preschool staff.
There are four workshops in total:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to change a couple of the workshop dates & apologies if this causes any inconvenience. Below is the updated schedule:
Monday 2nd October 2-5pm Behaviour Management & Visual Schedules
Monday 16th October 2-5pm Motor Development & Sensory Integration
Monday 13th November 2-5pm Play Skills & Communication
Monday 20th November 2-5pm Supporting Children with Feeding Difficulties
Venue: Springfield Centre on the grounds of St. Loman’s Hospital Mullingar
Places are limited so securing your place is essential!
Behaviour Support Strategies and Visual Schedules
Visual schedules and supports are an invaluable tool to help children with additional needs understands what is going to happen for the day ahead and support them in learning new skills; they can also be an important part of behaviour management.
Motor skills and Sensory Integration
Children with these difficulties may present with the following: poor attention, difficulty sitting still, humming, walking on toes, covering ears, clumsiness. They may avoid drawing, colouring and cutting activities. They may excessively seek out playground and movement activities OR avoid these things.
Communication and Play Skills
The workshop will give you strategies and ideas to develop early interaction and communication through play and daily activities and relate these to the pre-school curriculum.
Children eat a number of times every day – at home, at preschool, in a friend’s house - but what if eating & drinking is so challenging for a child that it is no fun at all??
Our workshop will help you understand the complex nature of feeding difficulties for children with additional needs & will give you strategies to help make snack time less challenging & more fun at preschool.
AIM – Access and Inclusion
The Better Start Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme. Its goal is to empower service providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every eligible child can fully participate in the ECCE programme and reap the benefits of quality early years care and education.
Certificates of Attendance can be provided.
by September 11th