Special Packages, Workshops and Conferences
Schools and other organisations interested in developing their skills and knowledge in severe learning difficulties, profound learning difficulties and/or autistic spectrum disorders might want variations on particular courses and bespoke packages are always possible.
Some geographical areas (Liverpool and surrounds for example) get together every year to put on a ‘super’ Inset day for several hundred staff. You may not wish to go that big, but there is merit in combining resources so that a workshop style delivery of key speakers can be gathered together under one roof. I have, at various times in the past, worked with the brilliant talents of:
Flo Longhorn – PMLD and currently hot in iPad apps
Dave Hewett – Intensive Interaction and Challenging Behaviour
Keith Park – Interactive drama and poetry through call and response
Richard Hirstwood – Sensory Rooms and sensory equipment
Ian Bean – ICT in relation to SLD and PMLD
Nicola Grove – Storytelling with children and adults
Les Staves – Maths and severe and profound learning difficulties
Mike McLinden – Multi-Sensory Impairment
Lesley Platts – Sensory auditing and perceptual problems.
Mike Sissons – Mapping and Assessing Personal Progress
Jo Grace – Sensory Stories and all things PMLD
James Waller – Engagement Model
Chris Rollings – Rebound Therapy
Their national and sometimes international reputations in the fields of severe and profound learning difficulties are rightly deserved and if you’re interested in pursuing the idea of a day with some or all of them, email me at email@example.com for a discussion on possible workshop programmes, with or without key note speakers.