Timmy loves messy play, so we can use that to help him follow a plan in two steps and understand action words like pour and wipe

These are the self-generated take-home messages from 18 month-old Timmy’s family following his ‘messy play’ AV session.  Prior to the session, the family was worried about how much Timmy seemed to enjoy making a mess and getting his hands dirty rather than playing with his toy train. Slimy, sticky, greasy, with red paint stains on his cheeks, Timmy’s family leave the session feeling excited about the functional ideas they’ve learned: how to use empty containers, leftover baby cereal, food colouring, water and empty hand towel rolls to enhance Timmy’s play and work on the above take-home messages.  All while Timmy has the best time!

Join us for an interactive workshop on how to utilise sensory play (Gascoyne, 2019, Stephens, 2020)  to achieve the LSL goals we have set for the families we see.  We will discuss current thinking on how this sense of touch, which is often neglected, is directly linked to cognition, language and emotional development (Faure & Richardson, 2014, Howie, 2016) and look at reasons why children with a hearing loss might benefit particularly. By using video examples we will demonstrate the stages of play development (Estabrooks et al 2016), and explore how we can use play functionally, using a framework. We will get sensory by using practical, low-cost material to share and generate novel ideas and recipes that we can use with children from 0-5 years old. 

Training will be split into 2-hour long webinars, with an individual task to be carried out in between webinars. CEU’s from AGBell Academy will be applied for

09:00 – 11:00 Webinar 1

11:00 – 12:30 (break & individual task)

12:30 – 14:30 Webinar 2

This course costs £40 on the early bird offer (ends 31st August 2020).

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