Who are SCILL?

A group of parents and professionals who share a common interest in the difficulties experienced by some children as they develop through their early years and then move through the education system. Sometimes these difficulties can feel like you are up against a brick wall.

What do we do?

In partnership with parents/carers, education professionals, health professionals, and other agencies we aim to:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of various difficulties and their impact on children’s progress
  • Highlight practical strategies which can help make learning easier for children so that each child with additional support needs can be helped to reach their full potential.

How do we do this?

  • Professional Presentations

On a wide variety of topics to an audience of 50-200 people.

  • Workshops

Where we explore ways to help in more detail in smaller groups of 10-20 people.

  • Newsletters

To keep you up to date with events and share information and experience.
Three per school session.

  • Evening Meetings

When we meet for a coffee and informal chat or listen to an informal talk.
A chance to speak to others dealing with similar issues.

  • Coffee Mornings

Enjoy chatting to other members over a cup of coffee and browse our extensive library of information books, high interest low reading age plus talking books.

  • Library

Information books for adults on a wide variety of topics related to additional support needs. Reading books and unabridged audio books for children and teenagers. Educational and developmental games and toys.

 Attendance at any SCILL event is open to all, and free whenever possible.

Activities for Children with ASN

SCILL Swimming

One to one, and small group swimming lessons, for primary and S1/S2 Academy age children. The lessons are held at Banchory pool on Monday’s during term time from either 4.00pm – 4.30pm or 4.30pm – 5.00pm.

The lessons are run by our qualified volunteer swimming instructors.

For more information or to put your child’s name on the waiting list, please email: admin@scill-aberdeenshire.org.uk

SCILL Dancing

SCILL primary age dance sessions are proving to be a big success. They are particularly useful for children who may find regular sessions a little overwhelming or daunting for a number of reasons. These may include coordination difficulties, processing issues and short term memory problems. They will be working at a slower pace and with greater repetition than usual sessions, which will hopefully give children more time to process information and act upon it.

Our aims are to help more children access dance, improve fitness,make friends and have fun! The classes run on a Saturday during term time from 12.15pm – 1.00pm in Banchory. Email:admin@scill-aberdeenshire.org.uk for more information.