Parent Carer Support
The Importance of Regulating Proprioception
“Proprioception”. It’s a bit of an odd word and also tricky to pronounce. But its significance is indisputable, particularly for some neurodiverse people.
Sensory play bins
A lot of parents don’t understand the point of sensory bins. All they see is a potential mess and reach for something else. I get it. Messes can seriously raise my blood pressure, too, and an angry parent isn’t an effective one. What parents who sidestep sensory bins are failing to see are all the benefits that they offer young children. Sensory bins allow children to explore with their senses, which helps them to fill their need for sensory input while also working on skills. Skills like fine motor skills as they pick up and play with the small items, math skills when they fill and transfer items using scoops and containers and storytelling skills as they create narratives for the small world play and more. My favorite skillset children work on while at a sensory bin are language skills.
Here is some great ideas, advise and tips on meetings... its your opportunity to get your concerns across. Planning is so important and will make the meeting more productive and reduce your stress levels....
FLARE, the young people’s advisory group supported by the Council for Disabled Children, are a group of 13 - 25 year olds from across England. Each member is passionate about ensuring disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs, have an equal say in issues and decisions that affect them and their families.
With virtual engagement increasing to reflect the needs and development of participation, FLARE have created their top tips for professionals who are communicating online with children and young people.
View their video and download their Top Tips document below to hear from them what you can do!
The challenging behaviour foundation have updated their information cards for going out, they now include information on face coverings and exceptions from the new guidance. Please see our information sheet here : https://bit.ly/infocardsLD
Great site for young people with epilepsy
The Epilepsy Space is for 16-25 year olds to help you manage your epilepsy. It was created with young people.