SCILL Support Sessions Nov – Dec 2018

SCILL Support Sesssions in November and December feature talks on Speech and Language, Mental Health and Sensory Issues.

Parents, carers and professionals are all welcome to attend the talks and/or share a cuppa and a chat. Our meetings are family friendly. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Click here for more details Oct to Dec 18 Events Poster

Themed Support Session on Fussy Eaters / Reducing Stress, Banchory 1/10/18

9.30am – 11.30am on 1 October in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.

At 9.30am we welcome Gillian Archibald, Advanced Dietician, to talk about strategies for coping with fussy eaters and reducing the stress of eating.

If you have any particular areas that you would like Gillian to cover, please email admin@scill-aberdeenshire.org.uk by 25 September.

Gillian’s talk will be followed by our monthly support session for anyone who would like to share their experience of caring for children with additional support needs.

SCILL library will be available to browse and borrow. Refreshments will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Maths Workshop in Banchory CANCELLED 3 March 2018

***** If you have booked a place, please see email for further information. Thank you. *****

With Lorna Alexander and Elspeth Somerville

Targeting parents, primary teachers, secondary maths teachers and SFL staff, these talks will explore the potential obstacles to progression in maths with an overview of the difficulties faced; investigate what hinders progression; discuss thinking/learning styles and propose multi sensory strategies for both classroom and home support as well as discussing the value of error analysis in order to put in place strategies to overcome observed errors.

While this is aimed at supporting young people with Specific Learning Difficulties, there will be a range of strategies appropriate to those with no identified difficulty but who are experiencing issues with progression in maths.

East Church, Banchory

3 March at 9.30am – 12.30pm
24 March at 9.30am – 12.30pm
21 April at 9.30am – 12.30pm

Date of fourth workshop to be confirmed shortly.

The four-workshop course costs £20. Places on the course are limited, so please email scill-deeside@tiscali.co.uk to book.

Support/Coffee/Library Session featuring Study Stress Talk at 7pm-9pm on 15 Feb 2018

Come and chat to others sharing the challenges of caring for children with additional support needs at 7pm – 9pm on Thursday 15th February 2018 at The Boat Inn, Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL.

At 7pm we welcome Monica Alvell and Gail Duncan of Grampian Mental Health Associates to give a talk for parents and professionals on study stress and how to manage.

SCILL library available and refreshments provided.

Support/Coffee/Library Session featuring Work Placement Unit Talk on Monday 5th Feb 2018

Come and chat to others sharing the challenges of caring for children with additional support needs. Drop in anytime between 9.30am – 11.30am in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT on Monday 5th February 2018.

We welcome Fraser Mitchell of the Work Placement Unit at 10.30am to give an informal talk.

SCILL library available and refreshments provided.

Mindfulness Course in Banchory starting 22 January 2018

‘Mindfulness means being awake.  It means knowing what you are doing because you have stopped for a while and watched, listened, understood. ’ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Over the 4 sessions of this course we will explore a range of different mindfulness practises and some theoretical background. There will also be time to share our own experiences during the practises. To build on the learning and help to include mindfulness into everyday life, there will be some tasks to do between the sessions. This course is suitable for people new to mindfulness and for people with previous experience. The sessions will be led by Katja Neumann, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher.

All sessions will be held in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Learning Centre, except 5 Feb which will be in Activity Room 2.

Dates

22 January at 9.30am-11.00am

29 January at 9.30am-11.00am

5 February at 10.30am-12.00pm

19 February at 9.30am-11.00am

Cost £ 20

Places on the course are limited, so please email scill-deeside@tiscali.co.uk to book.

There will also be a free informal Mindfulness Talk on 8 January at 9.30am – 11.30am as part of the Banchory Support Session.

Banchory Support / Coffee / Library Session / Mindfulness Talk Mon 8th January 2018 at 9.30am – 11.30am

Come and chat to others sharing the challenges of caring for children with additional support needs. Drop in anytime between 9.30am – 11.30am at Hill of Banchory Community Education Centre in activity room 1 on Monday 8th January 2018.

We welcome Katja Neumann, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher to give an informal talk to provide an introduction to ‘being mindful’, its theoretical background and research into its effectiveness. There will also be some practical examples and time for conversation.

SCILL library available and refreshments provided.

Banchory Support/Coffee/Library session with info session about Quarriers

 

Quarriers provide practical care and support for carers across Aberdeenshire – come and hear how they could help you – with speaker Debbie Stopper at 10.30am.

This will be part of our usual support session on Monday 4th December, which runs from 9.30am – 11.30am at Hill of Banchory Community Education Centre in activity room 1. All welcome, SCILL library available and refreshments provided.