EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Parent learn to play

The Parent Learn to Play Course is designed for parents who have a child with issues in their development, particularly the ability to engage in play by themselves or with other children. The child needs to have a developmental age of 12 months and have at least one meaningful word or gesture.

 

The group will provide you with the knowledge regarding the different aspects of play, the succession in which they develop and how to support your child in reaching the next step in their development. 

 

The group is based on Karen Stagnitti’s ‘Parent Learn to Play’ Program. The aim is to create a relaxed and fun environment in which we provide you with resources and practical exercises to enable you to support your children in reaching their potential.

 

The group runs approximately once a year based on the expression of interest. 

Play workshops

1-hour workshop

This workshop is designed to give a brief overview of the development of play skills. The course will provide you with the ability to estimate the play skill level of children in your care and to know what the next developmental step will be.

 

2-hour workshop

This course extends on the one-hour workshops and provides suggestions on how to support children to transition into the next stage in their play development.

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Hand skills workshop

This workshop provides an overview of the developmental steps as well as suggestions on how to foster hand skill development in the school or child care environment.

 

Depending on the children’s age, skills such as grip, pencil grasp, scissor skills and writing skills can be covered during this workshop.

Self care skills workshop

This workshop provides a brief overview of the developmental steps as well as make suggestions on how to support the child in the development of self-care skills such as dressing, toileting, grooming and cutlery use.

Sensory processing workshop

This workshop provides a brief summary of the sensory sectors and working principles of sensory processing. Furthermore, it will be providing ideas on how to view the child’s behaviour using sensory processing as an umbrella and strategies on how to support the child through times of emotional distress due to sensory overload.

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