Course

  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Dysgraphia

    In medical terms Dysgraphia is a neurological order and it is classified as a specific learning disability. Children with dysgraphia often have other problems alongside it although it is primarily diagnosed when a child’s hand writing skills are below those of their peers. Through this course Cherryl will explore the causes of dysgraphia and the optimum age of diagnosis. She will discuss other problems associated with dysgraphia and explore how these can affect the child throughout their time in the classroom.    
  • 2 Modules

    Emotional wellbeing for children with severe and profound intellectual/learning disabilities in education

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We will explore what emotional wellbeing means and why it is important in education. Julie Calveley will…
  • 8 Modules

    Having Fun – The Sensory Way: Five Ideas to Have Fun at a Party!

    I would like to share with you some practical ideas for encouraging meaningful engagement with people with PMLD. These activities will enhance communication, interaction, curiosity, initiation and good mental wellbeing through having fun with our senses! Through the joint participation of party activities, it is possible to create a sense of awe and wonder, anticipation, excitement and reflection. This course would be suitable for anyone who spends time with people with PMLD and who is looking for some simple yet fun activities to initiate and enhance communication.
  • 1 Module

    Supporting Autistic Children when Someone Dies

    During this session, child bereavement specialist, Beck Ferrari will share practical strategies you can use to support autistic children and young people when faced with…
  • 8 Modules

    Getting Started With Phonics

    This course will identify the basics of phonics and how it helps pupils to read by age six.  Exploring key vocabulary used to unpick different elements of phonics, putting theory into practice and learning the initial strategies used to teach children phonics.
  • 7 Modules

    Improve Your Wellbeing Using the Five Ways to Wellbeing

    In this course we only look at 4 of the ways to wellbeing because no 5 is covered in a complete course on its own – Keep Active. Evidence tells us that if we actually put some of these suggestions in place our wellbeing will improve. We offer some practical ideas to make it work.
  • 7 Modules

    Creating Effective EHCP’s that Work for Learners with PMLD

    Training for all levels of professionals, including those new to education and parents and carers. The course will provide an overview of the EHCP process, from requesting one, to creation and through to challenging decisions. The impact on the education of learners with PMLD of EHCP process, and how we can get this right will be explored and practical strategies provided. The key role of effective multi professional collaboration, alongside a holistic approach will be highlighted. Strategies to ensure effective integration of advice into the EHCP process from day one will be explored
  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Expressive Language Disorder

    Language processing disorders come in different forms and for the purposes of this course we will be discussing expressive language disorder. In a further course we will be discussing receptive language disorder as these are the two main language difficulties experienced by children in our classrooms.  Expressive language disorder is seen when children struggle to express their needs, wants and thoughts clearly. Their writing may also be affected as they mature and begin to attend school.   During this course Cherryl will explore the nature of expressive language disorder and she will also discuss what the causes might be. Cherryl will discuss how to spot a child with expressive language disorder and she will give some examples of how a child might be affected.    Cherryl has also devised a further course ‘Ten Strategies for Working with Children with Expressive Language Disorder’. This course will help classroom practitioners to support children with expressive language disorder in the classroom.  
  • 9 Modules

    What To Do When Your Child is Being Bullied

    During this practical short course, Pooky will walk you through a range of simple ideas to help you to support your child if they're being bullied .  None of these ideas require any existing knowledge or experience and they are all designed to feel easily doable.  You don’t have to do them all; pick one or two and see how you get on. This is one of a series of webinars commissioned by Resilient Rutland who are funded by the National Lottery.
  • 7 Modules

    Wellbeing: Simple Ideas for Keeping Active

    This course looks at the physical benefits of exercise but also its impact on sleep and mood. We consider how much is enough; we don’t ask you to run a marathon tomorrow but think about how we can all move more every day.
  • 7 Modules

    Three Steps to Teaching Emotional Regulation

    Emotional regulation is a huge topic but broadly we are talking about how a person learns to independently deal with the things that trigger them.  It isn’t just our ability to react and use some strategies when we are feeling a certain way but it’s also the ability to monitor and manage what’s going on in our bodies and minds throughout the day in ways that are good for us and those around us.  Emotional regulation is made more difficult because our emotions are ever-changing and they vary in intensity.  Not only this, but young people will experience a range of emotions in different situations, whilst doing different activities an d whilst in the presence of different people, which will all affect how they feel.
  • 9 Modules

    The Weather – A Multisensory Exploration

    Some individuals with PMLD can dislike or even have a fear of certain types of weather e.g., thunder and lightning or very windy weather.  The weather is a constant in our lives therefore it is important to build a tolerance and understanding of how weather affects us.  Through this course Victoria will explore sensory based ideas on how to:  
    • Expose individuals with PMLD to the different types of weather through the senses, in a safe and therapeutic environment. 
    • Connect individuals with PMLD to science and outdoor learning through measurement and observation of the weather. 
    • Increase awareness and understanding of the different types of weather and the associated items we may need, whilst providing the sensory explorer the opportunity to voice their sensory preferences through making choices and rejections during the exploration of themed weather boxes. 
    • Share sensory ideas and inspiration for fun and engaging weather themed, sensory extension activities. 
      Victoria will also share a full resourced, step-by-step multisensory story, ideal used as a circle time resource or activity starter song.  The course will promote engagement of the PMLD student though communication, exploration, anticipation and showing sensory preferences through making choices and rejections. 
  • 8 Modules

    Differentiate your Approach to Safeguarding Children with SEND

    This short course for DSLs will look at the additional considerations needed to ensure the effective safeguarding of children with SEN and how to put these in place. The course will use the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education as a starting point and then consider how these need to be adapted to meet the needs of the most vulnerable pupils in both mainstream and specialist settings.
  • 8 Modules

    Understand the Links Between Abuse and Mental Health

    This is an introductory course for all staff and volunteers working with children in schools and colleges. This course will explore where mental health problems in young people might indicate that they are being abused or harmed. We will consider what abuse is, how children experiencing mental health issues may be more vulnerable to abuse and consider mental health as an indicator of harm. You will also learn what to do if you are concerned about the mental health or wellbeing of a child in your school. 
  • 7 Modules

    Creating Opportunities for Play

    This course has been designed specifically for parents and caregivers who’d like to gain inspiration for optimising playful opportunities with their children.  You will learn practical ideas for supporting your child’s curiosity and playfulness; helping you to cultivate play even in the most mundane of moments.  
  • 7 Modules

    Understand the Safeguarding Implications of Children Missing from Education

    This is an introductory course for all staff and volunteers working with children in schools and collegesIt is important that all staff understand the risks that children face when they miss education. This course will consider why attendance is important, look at the risks that children face when they miss education and we will learn about school and local authority responsibilities to these children. We will also learn about factors that might cause a child to miss education and finally, what to do if you are worried about a child missing education.  
  • 13 Modules

    Self Regulation Difficulties: Ten Top Tips and Strategies

    Self regulation problems are seen when children experience meltdowns or behaviour tantrums at an age that exceeds the toddler stage of development. It is both acceptable and customary for toddlers to struggle to contain their emotions but this is a skill they master as they mature. During this course Cherryl will provide ten strategies and top tips that will help in the classroom. You might also be interested in Cherryl's introductory course which sets the scene: A Basic Introduction to Self Regulation Difficulties.
  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Self Regulation Difficulties

    Self regulation problems are seen when children experience meltdowns or behaviour tantrums at an age that exceeds the toddler stage of development. As everyone knows it is normal for toddlers to struggle to contain their emotions but this is a skill they master as they mature. During this course Cherryl will explore the nature of these self regulation problems and she will also discuss what the causes might be. Cherryl will discuss how to spot a child who is struggling with self regulation and she will give some examples of self regulation You may also be interested Cherryl's follow up course: Self Regulation Difficulties: Ten Top Tips and Strategies.
  • 8 Modules

    Making Mindfulness Fun

    Whether you’re a regular meditator or are new to Mindfulness, this course will provide you with some fun ideas for engaging children with mindful practices. Designed for both individual and group engagement, this course is perfect for teachers, parents, carers or anyone who works with or supports children.    
  • 13 Modules

    How to Build a Positive Relationship with Your Child’s School

    During this practical short course, Pooky will walk you through a range of simple ideas to help you to build a positive relationship with your child’s school.  None of these ideas require any existing knowledge or experience and they are all designed to feel easily doable.  You don’t have to do them all; pick one or two and see how you get on. This is one of a series of webinars commissioned by Resilient Rutland who are funded by the National Lottery.