In 2020 we will be offering sessions in the evenings for parents and professionals.

Learn to Play

Date: Wednesday 1st April and Wednesday 8th April
Location: 81 Holmes St, Brunswick
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: $ (to be announced)

Presented by Prof. Karen Stagnitti, Occupational Therapist

In this 2-part workshop for parents and professionals, you will learn:

  • about the development of pretend play
  • the importance of play for communication and social development
  • how play helps literacy development
  • how to support and extend your child’s play

Helping your Anxious Child

Date: Term 2
Location: 81 Holmes St, Brunswick
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

This workshop for parents/careers provides helpful tips and practical for supporting children with ASD and anxiety.

Information covered includes:

  • What anxiety looks like
  • Why anxiety is so common in children with ASD
  • How you can help your child to understand and manage anxiety

This session will be run by Dr Fiona Zandt, psychologist

Helping your child transition to school

Date: Term 3
Location: 81 Holmes St, Brunswick
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Starting School: A Workshop for Parents and Carers.

This workshop will provide information and practical strategies to support parents/carers with their child’s the transition to school. This workshop will have a strong focus on supporting children with additional needs with starting prep.

The workshop will cover:

  • Literacy development for young children and ways to encourage this.
  • Ways to manage anxiety around the transition to school for children (and parents too!).
  • Practical resources to support with the transition to school.

Presented by Dr Fiona Zandt (Clinical Psychologist), Betty Mihelakos (Speech Pathologist) and Emma Menkinoska (Clinical Psychologist)

Happy Holidays: Enjoying the holiday period with your child with special needs?

Date: Term 4
Location: 81 Holmes St, Brunswick
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

This parent/carer information session provides practical ideas and tips to enable you to enjoy the holiday season with your child with special needs.

The workshop will cover:

  • Why holidays can be tricky for children with special needs
  • What you can do to help
  • How you can look after yourself over this time

Presenters – Melbourne Kids Clinicians (To be confirmed)