FUSSY EATERS WORKSHOP
If you dread mealtimes and are open minded to making changes to the way you and your child engages with food…… then this is the workshop you need. This workshop focuses on some of the common reasons why children become rigid and restricted in their eating and how to help them explore new foods in a safe way.
The workshop will assist families to:
This workshop is non-judgemental and fun, leaving you armed with tools to start implementing in your family home straight away. Workshops will be run by Bec Penfold – Senior Occupational Therapist.
LET’S TALK TOILET TRAINING
This workshop is an introduction to toilet training. It addresses preparation for toilet training, toilet training methods, monitoring progress and managing early difficulties. This workshop has been developed for children with special needs or those who may be delayed in their development.
Topics to be covered include
This workshop is non- judgemental and fun, leaving you armed with tools to start implementing in your family home straight away. Workshops will be run by Bec Penfold – Senior Occupational Therapist.
POSITIVE SLEEP PRACTICES
Adequate sleep is essential for all children's health and development. Children with developmental delay experience additional challenges in their daily lives when their sleep is disturbed. Parents and carers may experience emotional and physical stress as a result of their child's sleep disturbed nights.
Our workshop is based on the "Sleepwise Program" and helps families understand how sleep impacts on behaviour, function and relationships. It will assist you to develop routines and strategies that can be implemented at home to provide more positive sleep practices for the whole family. It is generally targeted for children who are of toddler age or older.
The workshop will focus on the following areas
Workshops are presented by Bec Penfold -Senior Occupational Therapist
SCHOOL READINESS WORKSHOP
Transitioning to school is such an important time and is one of the biggest milestones for children and families.
While many people think of academics (e.g. writing their name, counting to 10, knowing the colours) as the most important part of school readiness there is so much more that you can be doing to make the transition to school next year as successful as possible.
In addition to some academic basics, school readiness skills also include self care (independent toileting and opening lunch boxes), attention and concentration, physical skills (e.g. having the endurance to sit upright for an entire school day), emotional regulation, language skills and play and social skills – all of which will be covered in Bec’s 2 hour School Readiness Workshop.
This workshop is popular for parents and early childhood educators and is run by Bec Penfold – Senior Occupational Therapist.