Caudwell Children are pleased to offer a range of parent workshops that focus on many of the common difficulties associated with raising a child with disabilities or autism.
If your child has a confirmed diagnosis, you may be interested in one the following workshops:
This workshop aims to provide information about the ways in which sensory processing may impact a child with additional needs. It also discusses sensory processing difficulties and details how these may be impacting on the child/family.
This workshop provides an overview of communication in general, exploring how difficulties with these concepts can impact on the child and family. This workshop will give parents ways to support their use of language and ability to communicate.
This workshop outlines the importance of relationships and some of the difficulties a child with additional needs may encounter. It outlines the importance of having to play to a child’s development and how play helps forming of friendships. This workshop will give practical strategies and tips to allow parents to support their child.
This workshop provides an overview of challenging behaviour and will help parents to understand why these behaviours may be happening and suggest strategies to support this.
This workshop has been designed to help parents and children with the Next Steps following an Autism diagnosis. Morning session: Parents explore understanding child behavior; children engage in play. Afternoon: Families partake in activities for self-awareness and emotions. Workshop divided by age: 4-7 and 8-11. Concludes with family parachute games.
If your child has a confirmed diagnosis, you may be interested in one of the following workshops:
This workshop aims to develop parent’s knowledge of common mental health issues and concerns for wellbeing in children and young people with autism and their families. The aim is to support parents to develop a positive action plan with respect to wellbeing concerns in the family.
This workshop aims to provide advice about strategies and support that can help during key life transitions. These can include significant transitions such as starting or changing schools, leaving school, making new friends and establishing new routines.
This workshop aims to develop an understanding of the developmental stages of eating and drinking. It will also aim to allow families to recognise sensory differences in children which may impact on the ability to eat and drink as well as allowing parents to develop personal goals for their family and use the information from the session to support their child.
Problems with sleep can be an issue for both autistic adults and children and also be disruptive for the parents of autistic children who can find their own sleep is affected. In this workshop, we look at some reasons why some autistic children may struggle with sleep and some useful strategies and tips which may help to address this.
For young people with autism, learning life skills is essential to increase their independence at home, at school and in the community. This workshop aims to provide families with a range of strategies to help introduce these skills early and in stages. By building and developing life skills, young people with autism gain the tools that will allow them to gain confidence, increase their self-esteem and lead to more happiness in all areas of life.