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Occupational Therapy webinars, courses and workshops

Our Occupational Therapy webinars provide families and settings with high quality support. During live webinars, you’ll have access to experienced members of the Occupational Therapy team who will offer their knowledge and expertise.

You’ll have opportunities to ask questions during and after the sessions.

There’s no need to pre-book. Follow the link at the time of the training. You don’t need to download Microsoft Teams. The webinar will open automatically when you follow the link.

Webinars start promptly. Please join a few minutes before the start time.

Webinar topics

Covers strategies and advice to develop your child’s dressing skills.

Date Time Webinar link
Wednesday 7 December 2022 11.30am to 12.30pm    Join the meeting

 

Covers strategies and advice to help you develop your child’s tool use.

This includes:

  • cutlery use
  • preparation for using a pencil
  • scissor skills
  • rulers
Date Time Webinar link
Wednesday 9 November 2022 11.30am to 12.30pm Join the meeting
Wednesday 14 December 2022 11.30am to 12.30pm  join the meeting

Explores the foundation skills needed for handwriting. You’ll get advice on how you can support your child to develop the foundation skills for handwriting.

Date Time Webinar link
Wednesday 21 December 2022 11.30am to 12.30pm   Join the meeting

Covers strategies and advice to support students presenting with difficulties with visual perception and co ordination. Advice for school and home will be covered.

Date  Time Webinar link
Wednesday 28 December 2022  12pm – 1.00pm  Join the meeting

Unfortunately we have had to postpone the date for the launch of this new webinar until the new year. If you feel your child has difficulties with visual perception please book onto an advice line where a therapist will be able to offer you support.

Equips you with knowledge and strategies to manage sensory processing differences at home and in the classroom.

We advise you to complete our ‘Understanding Sensory Processing’ before attending  school or home specific webinars.

Understanding our senses

You’ll learn about the different sensory systems and what we use them for. We’ll explore common sensory processing difficulties.

Date Time Webinar link
Wednesday 7 December 2022 12pm to 1.30pm  Join the meeting

 

Supporting sensory modulation

This webinar will discuss sensory modulation and the sensory strategies you can use to support those who have difficulty with sensory regulation.

Date Time Webinar link
Wednesday 14 December 2022 12pm to 1.30pm  join the meeting

Supporting sensory processing in the educational setting

This webinar will discuss how you can support students with sensory processing differences in the school setting.

Date Time Webinar link
Thursday 15 September 2022 12pm to 1.30pm  join the meeting
Thursday 20 October 2022 12pm to 1.30pm  join the meeting
Thursday 24 November 2022 12pm to 1.30pm  join the meeting
Thursday 15 December 2022 12pm to 1.30pm  join the meeting

 

Supporting Sensory Processing at Home: Parent Workshop

This workshop is designed to support parents to be able to understand and manage their child’s sensory processing differences at home. The therapist will provide parents with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to select appropriate sensory interventions to implement at home. Parents will be supported by follow up virtual/telephone support to ensure strategies have been successfully implemented.

If you wish to participate in our next parent sensory workshop please email us at bht.cyp-ot@nhs.net

Prior to attending this workshop we would request that you attend our webinar on Supporting Sensory Processing and Supporting Sensory Processing in School/Nursery.

Covers strategies and advice to support students presenting with difficulties with eating and drinking as a result of sensory processing difficulties. Advice for school and home will be covered.

Date Time Webinar link
Tuesday 6 December 2022 10.00am – 11.30am Unfortunately this webinar has had to be cancelled

 

For parents of children from birth to 3 years old. Our therapist will provide you with the knowledge to support and develop your child’s motor skills through play.

Date Time Webinar link

As a society, we have made significant progress to understand people’s neurodiversity. But neurodiverse children/young people still face significant barriers in education.

There’s an expectation that neurodiverse children and young people must learn to fit in socially, academically and in a sensory way.

Because of this, we see large numbers of children/young people who experience trauma/high anxiety. This often results in emotional-based school avoidance.

In reality, children/young people struggle in the school environment due to a breakdown in reciprocal and mutual understanding. It’s known as a ‘double empathy problem’ where people of very differing dispositions do not understand each other.

Children/young people should not change to fit into the school environment. They need mutual understanding. Before a child/young person can learn to understand themselves, adults must understand the barriers the neurodiverse child/young person faces on a day to day basis.

Adults must also understand that we can not always move barriers, but we can put facilitators in place to navigate those barriers.

Once we understand this, double empathy can begin. We can help the child/young person to learn how to navigate the education environment.

This webinar will help you to understand neurodiversity in the classroom and how you can support neurodiverse children and young people.

Date Time Webinar link

Additional training resources

The Buckinghamshire Family Learning team run free, online courses and workshops for parents and carers of children across Buckinghamshire.

Their courses help parents understand how to support children throughout their Early Years and at school.

Sensory Integration Network

They provide several free and low-cost online training modules for carers and educators.

Pathways

Provides free tools to maximise all children’s motor, sensory and communication development. Discover videos and information leaflets  to support  your child’s development.