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Parent Carers Voice to host a free Makaton and Challenging Behaviour Workshop in Barnstaple.

By pcvhr  |  Posted: October 05, 2012

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If you are a parent carer of a child or young person with

additional needs then here's a date for your diary.  On Wednesday, 24th October Parent Carers

Voice will be hosting a free Makaton and Challenging Behaviour workshop from

10.00 until 2.45 pm at the Barnstaple Hotel in Barnstaple.

This

event is free to parent carers of children and young people aged 0 to 25 with

additional needs and we pay for most childcare and travel costs.  Makaton is a language programme which uses

signs and symbols to help people communicate and it is designed to support

spoken language.  As almost everything we

do relies on our ability to communicate parent carers decided that a Makaton workshop

would prove very useful and Penny Bacon, who is a teacher at Pathfield school

and a qualified makaton teacher, has kindly offered to lead the morning

workshop.  

A

free lunch will then follow prior to the start of the afternoon workshop which

is designed to address the need for more information and help on managing, and

understanding, Challenging Behaviour.   Sally

Barber, who is a Community Psychiatric Nurse specialising in ADHD and Helen

Verral, who is an Occupational Therapist who specialises in sensory

integration, have kindly volunteered to run this  workshop and they plan to cover a wide range

of topics including different types of challenging behaviour, why it might

happen or reoccur, changes we can make, preventative plans etc.     

The whole day is flexible and parent carers are welcome to

attend for the morning session, the afternoon session or for the whole day.

Parent Carers Voice is a friendly, independent, Devon

based network of parent carers of children and young people with additional

needs from 0 to 25 years old.  Please

note that booking for all events is essential and we run many different events

across the county.  For further details

please see our website at www.parentcarersvoice.co.uk  or to book a place on an event please

telephone our County Administrator on 01271 328508 or e mail bookings@parentcarersvoice.co.uk.

 

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