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TTT Events for June 2017

A series of TTT talks and workshops has been organised by Kildare Library Service as part of our Toys, Technology and Training Project and is funded by Kildare County Council.

Attendance at all of the events is free of charge and open to everyone but advance booking is required. Please contact the library where the talk is happening to book your place.

See below the talks for June. We will take a break for the summer and the talks will continue in September.

Study Skills for Older Children and Teens with Dyslexia – Dr. Dorothy Armstrong, Occupational Therapist

Kildare Library - Thursday 1st June 7pm

Dorothy Armstrong, Occupational Therapist will host an evening that is aimed at parents, students with Dyslexia, teachers and those who work with this population.  This talk will help students learn how to prepare for exams and will cover issues such as: 

  • Understanding how dyslexia can impact studying
  • Preparing to study
  • Using your own learning style
  • How to read to understand
  • How to take notes
  • Memory strategies

 

Sensory Processing and Your  Child - Sunflower Clinic, Occupational Therapist

Athy Library: Tuesday 6th June 7pm

This talk deals with the concept of Sensory Processing and how important it is in a child’s typical development.  Sensory Processing Disorder is a recognised condition which can have a very profound effect on a child’s ability to deal and manage a wide variety of sensory input which can result in quite significant changes in a child’s ability to learn, concentrate and also their overall behaviour and ability to participate to their full potential in school and in the home.

Some of the typically observed behaviours of children who have sensory processing issues are:

  • Constant fidgeting in class                      
  • Lethargic and dreamy
  • Slow to start work and constantly missing cues           
  • Poor coordination and balance
  • Difficulty organising self              
  • Has difficulty paying attention

The talk will address the following main themes:

  1. What are our senses?
  2. What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
  3. Case studies of examples
  4. Demonstration of appropriate equipment from Kildare Library Service TTT collection

This talk will be given by an experienced Occupational Therapist from The Sunflower Clinic who will be available to answer your questions on the night.

 

Life Hacks for people with ASD/Asperger’s – Teens and Adults, Micheal Ryan, Author and Counsellor

Naas Library – Tuesday 6th June 7pm

This talk will look at the challenges that face people on the Autism spectrum and Michael will suggest some tips, hints and hacks for people to get through school and everyday life.

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Dr. Dorothy Armstrong

Leixlip Library – Thursday 8th June 7pm

This talk is aimed at parents, teachers and those who work with children and young people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It will cover the following issues

  • What is OCD?
  • What interventions are most effective?
  • How can I help my child with OCD?
  • The role of stress in OCD

 

App Technology and Dyslexia - Amy Smyth, Information Officer from Dyslexia Association of Ireland

Athy Library – Tuesday 13th June 7pm

This talk will cover how apps for iPad and tablets can be used as a cheap and user-friendly way to help people with dyslexia. We will discuss apps that help children, young people and adults. These apps range from fun games, speech to text, text to speech and study tools.

 

Let’s Talk about Parenting –  June

This year long series of Parenting Talks has been organised by Kildare Library Service with support from the following agencies and organisations: HSE Primary Care Psychology Team, TUSLA Child and Family Agency, Public Health Nurse HSE, Treoir, Kildare Youth Service, Kildare County Childcare Committee, Teach Tearmainn , Community Awareness of Drugs and is funded by Kildare County Council.

Attendance at all of the events is free of charge and open to everyone but advance booking is required. Please contact the library where the talk is happening to book your place.

See below the talks for June. We will take a break for the summer and the programme will ressume in September.

 

Managing Early Childhood Stuttering: Advice to Parents

Presented by Catherine Sheahan, Speech and Language Therapist

Leixlip Library – Tuesday 30th May 7pm

This talk will identify different types of stuttering and discuss red flags and when it is important to refer to speech therapy. Catherine will outlines tips and strategies to manage this at home. Catherine will also discuss how to deal with your child’s awareness of stuttering.

For children who are attending school, Catherine will discuss the issues of managing the stutter at school and advice to share with your teacher.

 

The Transition from Preschool to Primary School (for Parents)

Presented by Dr. Mary O’ Kane

Naas Library – Thursday 1st June 7pm

Your child is starting ‘Big School’ in September, and naturally you want to support them in making this transition a success. How should you best prepare your child for this major transition in their lives? Dr Mary O’Kane offers some very practical advice on the most important skill sets for children during this transition, and how best to support your child in developing these skills

 

First Aid for Parents

Presented by Siobhan Butler from First Aid for Everyone

Kildare Library – Thursday 8th June 7pm

This informative and interactive course will use lots of visual aids in the presentation and there is plenty of opportunity for the participants to ask questions.

Topics covered will include:

  • Calling the emergency services
  • The First Aid kit
  • Choking
  • Meningitis
  • Burns
  • Temperature/febrile seizures

 

Helping Children Who Worry Too Much

Presented by Psychologists from HSE Primary Care Psychology Service

Newbridge Library – Tuesday 13th June 7pm

This talk explores many of the common factors which can cause and increase worries for children. It will include strategies to help children to manage and overcome their worries so that the worries become less powerful in their day-to-day lives.

 

The Role of Play in Early Communication Development

Presented by Catherine Sheahan, Speech and Language Therapist

Celbridge Library – Thursday 15th June 7pm

The different types of play will be discussed along with outlining types of activities and toys that may be useful to develop your child’s play skills.

Ages and stages of each type of play will be outlined in conjunction with tips and strategies to help your child. The importance of play will be reviewed in conjunction with your child’s speech and language development.

 

Helping Children to be Resilient and Develop Skills to Cope with the Challenges of Life

Presented by Psychologists from HSE Primary Care Psychology Service

Kildare Library – Thursday 15th June 7pm

This talk explores the support and experiences our children need to develop resilience or mental strength. It will help parents develop their children’s ability to thrive despite life’s challenges e.g. growing up, bullying or living with difficult circumstances; and bounce back from adversity.

 

The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Unmarried Parents

Presented by Veronica Black, Information and Training Officer with Treoir

Maynooth Library – Tuesday 20th June 7pm

This talk will focus on the The Children and Family Relationships Act 2015. This new legislation has radically changed family law. The talk will brief participants on the main provisions that came into effect on the 18th January 2016.

These provisions primarly relate to guardianship, custody, access and maintenance and includes the following:

A non-marital father will automatically become the guardian of the child if he lives with the child’s mother continuously for at least 12 months, including not less than 3 months with the child, at any time after the child is born. Until now non-marital fathers have never been automatic guardians of their child. This provision is not retrospective: only cohabitation after the commencement date (12/1/16) will be taken into accounts. Veronica will answer any questions or concerns you may have

 

Where do I come from, where do I go?

Presented by Kildare Youth Services

Naas Library – Wednesday 21st June 10am

This 1.5 hour talk will explore family systems and talk about how the experience of being in a family shapes us as people and parents.

 

For up to date details of future talks and events relating to the TTT Project please email us and ask to join our mailing list at leixliplib@kildarecoco.ie

Attendance at all of the events is free of charge and open to everyone but advance booking is required. Please contact the library where the talk is happening to book your place.

 

TTT Events for June 2017

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