Kidz South Free Seminars

seminar presentationSeminars are presentations covering a wide range of issues and interests to families and carers with children with disabilities and special needs, and those who work with them. Entry is free on a first come, first served basis. The speakers will also be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions you may have. For healthcare professionals, certificates of attendance will be available to collect on the day to boost your CPD portfolio.

Time Seminar Room 1 Seminar Room 2
10.30am Moving and Handling Children: resolving the issues when parents and professional’s opinions differ.

Carole Johnson, Chartered Physiotherapist / Manual Handling Advisor.
Multi - Sensory Rooms: what they are and what they aren’t.
An introductory guide to sensory rooms, how to manage expectations and the mistakes to avoid when compiling your space.
David Payne, Product Manager, SensoryPlus.
11.30am Toilet Training: getting ready - toilet training children with special needs.

Lucy Green, Children and Young People’s Nurse Assessor, NHS Arden.
Safe Transition to University; pitfalls and solutions for students with complex physical and communication needs.

Jo McSherrie, Head of Treloar College.
12.30pm Understanding and Managing Children’s Sleep.

Patty Everitt, Sleep Practitioner, Cerebra.
The Care Act: key changes for families

Elspeth McPherson,Berkshire Carers Service.
1.30pm Challenging Behaviour: reasons, strategies and Solutions.

Becky Crump, Lead Educational Therapist & Carl Puzey, Head of Therapy , Brainwave.
The CE Mark: an outline of the benefits and responsibilities of CE marking of children's products for users, prescribers and manufacturers.

Jon Preater, Managing Director, R82 UK Ltd.
2.30pm he Changes Around Special Educational Needs Law: in a nut shell.

Laxmi Patel, Solicitor, Head of Education, Educational Special Needs (SEN) expert, Boyes Turner.
Transition to Adulthood

Chailey Heritage Foundation.
For healthcare professionals certificates of attendance are available to collect on the day to boost CPD portfolios

For more information or a booking form contact the Kidz Team on 0161 607 8200 or email

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