Workshops: Parent and Teacher Training

PARENT TRAINING

We offer a range of parent training programmes including:

Parent Training Programmes (Licensed):

  • Cygnet parent support programme for parents of children and young people aged 5-19 years with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The course is designed to help parents develop knowledge on how a child on the autistic spectrum experiences the world and to guide parents through practical strategies they can use with their children.
  • EarlyBird (under five years) and EarlyBird Plus (ages four-nine) support programmes for parents and carers. Both programmes work on understanding autism, building confidence to encourage interaction and communication and analysing and managing behaviour. These courses run for 3 hours once a week for 12 weeks. They will be run in our clinic with a maximum of 6-8 families per training.
  • Hanen ‘More than Words’ for parents of children ages 5 and under with social communication difficulties. The programme provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.

Parent Training Workshops

The Kids Clinic senior Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Intervention Specialists offer training workshops on the following topics:

  • Zones of regulation.
  • Social skills development.
  • Sleep management.
  • Managing emotions in children with communication difficulties.
  • Training on the use of visual supports.
  • School readiness.
  • Transition to secondary school.
  • Social stories.
  • Supporting children’s independence in activities of daily living.
  • Sensory feeding training.

TEACHER TRAINING

Training for teachers to help settings such as preschools and primary schools improve how they support children we have a comprehensive repertoire of training programmes we are able to deliver. The Kids Clinic provides training in the school or we can hold the training in one of our training rooms.

We offer 1-1 ½ hour sessions to fit in with the school’s current training schedule or can offer half or full day sessions as required. Training courses on offer include:

  • Supporting children with ASD in the classroom.
  • Training on the use of visual supports.
  • School readiness.
  • Transition to secondary school.
  • Managing emotions in children with communication difficulties.
  • Social skills.
  • Social stories.
  • Supporting children’s independence in activities of daily living.

Killarney Clinic

Ballincollig Clinic

Wexford Clinic

Email

info@thekidsclinic.ie
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Opening Times

Mon – Fri 9.00 – 17.00
Sat & Sun CLOSED