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Kidz South Free Seminars

Free Seminars Sponsored by Joncare

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.

Please click the following links to download the appropriate powerpoint presentations shown on the day Transition into Adulthood, Special Educational Needs SEN), Complex Paediatric Neurodisability.

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Seminar Room 2
10.30 Sleep and Children with Additional Needs

Children with additional needs are more at risk of developing sleep issues. Emma Sweet, Occupational Therapist and sleep expert on Channel 4's Bedtime Live programme will present a seminar on the impact of sleep issues and practical strategies for families to get a better night's sleep alongside a parent/sleep practitioner who will share their story.

Emma Sweet, Occupational Therapist
The Children’s Sleep Charity
Transition into Adulthood

This seminar takes a look at the key issues faced by young people with disabilities as they move into the adult world. There will be a presentation, but audience participation will be encouraged to share information and experiences on the following topics: The planning process – 14 years and over, opportunities for post 16 years, changes in funding, Government initiatives, the implications of the Mental Capacity Act and where to find information.

Denise Banks, Director of Social Care
Chailey Heritage Foundation
11.30 Supporting access to learning through occupational therapy and sensory integration therapy

This seminar is aimed at professionals and parents who want to gain an awareness and understanding of how Occupational Therapy is essential in supporting children in education and the impact of sensory processing difficulties on a child's functional performance, behaviour and access to learning. The presentation will provide an overview of Occupational Therapy and the use of sensory integration in developing a child's ability to engage and succeed in academic activities.

Rowan Bradley, Director Children's Therapy Solutions, Advanced Practitioner in Paediatric Occupational Therapy & Advanced Sensory Integrative Practitioner
'Problem behaviour in children with additional needs’

This talk will be looking into the reasons behind problems behaviour experienced by children with additional needs and how these behaviours can be managed and sometimes prevented.’

Miss Sarah Gait, Sleep practitioner- South West
Cerebra
12.30 Supporting children with special needs who have bladder and/or bowel problems

The talk will look at ways in which parents can support children with special needs to learn toilet training skills and to troubleshoot issues that arise from the often prolonged process. Will cover the importance of establishing and promoting healthy bladder and bowels management to avoid the common childhood continence problems of day time wetting and constipation.

Lucy Green, Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Complex Paediatric Neurodisability

This talk is aimed at parents and carers explaining some of the most common orthopaedic conditions that are associated and develop as a result of a complex neurological disability. Within this presentation we shall discuss hip displacement, scoliosis (spinal curve) and common joint contractures. This seminar will highlight what parents and professionals should look out for and when to refer to an orthopaedic consultant.

Lindsey Hopkinson, Head of Paediatrics, Chartered Physiotherapist and Victoria Healey, Head of Paediatrics, Chartered Physiotherapist, Physiocomestoyou
1.30 Safe Handling of Children - Well they're only little aren't they?

The seminar will look at how children are as varied as the adult population, it's just that children with disabilities have wider ranging needs. Growth increase, in both size and weight, sometimes gets lost along the way to adulthood for children with physical challenges to face. We must not forget that parents and carers are also included in this. We want to show you how Safe Handling and the use of the right equipment can lead to a reduction in injury to both parents/carers and the child. Ask yourself what you want the average three year old to be able to do? We want to show you how you can help a child with physical challenges to achieve its potential.>

Danielle Holmes M.Sc.,R.N.,O.N.C.,R.N.T
Lecturer specialising in handling and safe movement of adults, children and other loads
Hamstrings – the missing link in seating assessment?

As clinicians responsible for prescribing special seats and wheelchairs for our clients, we have a duty to match our prescription to their needs. Sounds simple enough, but do we routinely consider their hamstrings?
This seminar aims to illustrate the crucial role of this muscle group in seating clients effectively; how we can assess hamstring range of movement; and most importantly, how to match our prescriptions more accurately to our clients’ needs

Clare Canale MClinRes, Bsc(Hons) OT
Leckey
2.30 Special Educational Needs (SEN)

The government is changing the current special educational needs system. The Children and Families Bill is expected to be finalised by June 2014 and is to come in force on 1 September 2014. This will have implications for parents and children with special educational needs. This seminar will highlight a wide range of related issues and provide an excellent overview for parents and professionals

Laxmi Patel, Solicitor, Special Educational Needs (SEN) expert
Boyes Turner
Supporting access to learning through occupational therapy and sensory integration therapy

This seminar is aimed at professionals and parents who want to gain an awareness and understanding of how Occupational Therapy is essential in supporting children in education and the impact of sensory processing difficulties on a child's functional performance, behaviour and access to learning. The presentation will provide an overview of Occupational Therapy and the use of sensory integration in developing a child's ability to engage and succeed in academic activities.

Rowan Bradley, Director Children's Therapy Solutions, Advanced Practitioner in Paediatric Occupational Therapy & Advanced Sensory Integrative Practitioner
For healthcare professionals certificates of attendance are available to collect on the day to boost CPD portfolios

Dates for your diary:

  • Kidz in the Middle Thursday, 19th March 2015, Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
  • Kidz South Thursday, 4th June 2015, Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading
  • Kidz Scotland Thursday, 17th September 2015, Highland Hall, Royal Highland Exhibition Centre, Edinburgh
  • Kidz up North Thursday, 19th November 2015, EventCity, Trafford Park, Manchester.

For more information or a booking form contact the Kidz Team on 0161 607 8200 or email info@disabledliving.co.uk

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