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Summer of SEND 2021 - Health events for parents and carers

17th August 1:30pm to 2:30pm Makaton signing taster: A workshop for staff and parents

Poster promoting the Makaton signing taster

Speech, language and communication skills develop in everyday situations throughout the day at home and school. This is a workshop for staff and parents working with children in both Early Years and School Age. Makaton uses speech with signs (gestures) and symbols (pictures) to help people communicate.

By attending this workshop we hope you will:

  • Find out about what Makaton is and who uses it
  • Discover the benefits of using Makaton signing
  • Learn some Makaton signs and symbols

To book

Email Local.Offer@bedford.gov.uk with the name and email addreses of the people attending the training

Online Sensory Processing Training

Bedfordshire Community Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service have created a 25 minute online presentation to give more details on Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD) and what strategies could be used to help children with managing these difficulties. You can view the training and resources by clicking here

You can also find out more regarding Sensory Processing by checking out the "What is Sensory Processing" section of our local offer by clicking here