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Down Syndrome & Occupational Therapy - Considerations for the Primary School Environment & How To Maximise Learning - 4 Part Online Workshop
Jess from My OT & Me will be delivering a series of workshops specifically for those supporting a child with Down Syndrome who is starting or attending primary school. This series of workshops will be helpful for class teachers, special education teachers, early educators, parents and Special Needs Assistants/ Teaching Assistants. Jess is a Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist who has worked with children with Down Syndrome for over eight years and works in partnership with Down Syndrome Ireland in the Cork and Limerick Branches.

Workshop 1:
Fine Motor Skills & Handwriting Techniques.

Date: 19th August 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Workshop 1 will explore the importance of writing readiness, fine motor strength and dexterity, the impact of low muscle tone on fine motor skill development, necessary adaptations for successful learning and where to start when teaching and progressing handwriting skills.

Workshop 2:
Gross Motor Skills & Independence Skills

Date: 20th August 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Workshop 2 will explore postural control and adapting gross motor exercises to be inclusive. We will also look at independence skills that are important for the classroom and share strategies that can be used to boost task completion, sustained attention and self-help skills.

Workshop 3: Sensory Processing & Self-Regulation

Date: 21st August 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Workshop 3 will explore the world of sensory preferences and differences and how this can impact on a child's ability to learn and self-regulate in school. We will be discussing practical strategies, environmental adaptations and everyday activities which can be used to support learning.

Workshop 4: Putting it into Practice & Reflections

Date: Tuesday 7th of September
Time: 19:00 - 19:45

This will be an interactive Q&A & a chance for participants to discuss how they implemented the strategies learnt in the workshops in school & at home.

Certificates of Completion issued after final workshop.

Aug 19, 2021 10:00 AM in Dublin

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