IMPROVING LIVES: Autism and Learning Difficulties

Last week we were in Manchester at Improving Lives: Autism and Learning Difficulties, a conference by Open Forum Events. It was a true eye-opener and gave us a true understanding of current thinking on the topics from a huge list of expert speakers who have an incredible amount of first-hand experience and knowledge. Not only were there many professionals at the event, but people also shared their amazing and inspiring success stories that showed us how it can be made possible and what needs to be done for a better future of neurodiversity. In this article we have highlighted some of the talks from the event, it was difficult to choose, as the day was crammed with incredible presentations.

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Top Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Events This Week!

by Daniela Sherer

Fundamentals of Dyslexia Aware Therapeutic Mentoring

This stimulating 2 day intensive workshop offers understanding of and practical applications to address the emotional repercussions of dyslexia.  It is appropriate for all those who support dyslexic people such as counsellors, trainers, supervisors, social workers, youth workers, tutors, teachers, teaching assistants, managers etc.

The workshop has been designed as a foundation for professionals, who already have a basic understanding and practice of working with dyslexia, who wish to enhance their work within a basic counselling/coaching framework with a therapeutic element.

If you are looking to further develop your skills and confidence in working with dyslexic clients using the GroOops approach, or add some new techniques to your tool box, this is the course for you.

Day 1:

A familiarisation of how dyslexia can present itself; strengths and weaknesses; life course experiences; the raft of emotional repercussions that can occur and why.

Day 2:

Focuses specifically on practice.  This training is highly experiential, making use of personal experiences, case studies, videos, small groups, creative experiential exercises and live supervision demonstrations.

Integrated are aspects of psycho-educational approaches, mindfulness, neuroscience, counselling skills and positive psychology.

Cost: £150

To find out more, please go to GroOps website or send an email


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