Action Learning is a well established way to ask questions and explore solutions safely with others experiencing the same issues. Parents of Richmond children with social communication needs. Two new Action Learning Groups (ALGs) are meeting monthly between January & June 2017. Places are subsidised by funding from Achieving for Children and Wm Grant.
Parents can explore challenges together, identify then try out an individual action plan. Parents see how their plan works and return to the group to share their experiences of what helped, and maybe what didn't, before deciding what to do next. Sam Silver, a trained ALG facilitator, will run the groups.
The introductory workshop was on 10th January at Richmond AID, 4 Waldegrave Rd, TW11 8HT. Two groups are now running until June 2017. Further funding will be sought to repeat these services in 2018.
Parents can consider a range of issues relating to:
Schooling and Behaviour
Access to Services
Working with Professionals
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Sam Silver is available for support to families who are looking for services and help to understand their child's sensory and communication needs. Parents often want to understand:
Sam has worked in partnership with parents, teachers, schools, Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language and Occupational therapists for more than 12 years to increase the understanding of children with hidden difficulties. She is a parent to three children now aged 26, 23 and 20, each has a different SEN diagnosis. Through this personal and professional experience Sam can sign post families to services in South West London.
Sam is a past governor of St Catherine’s Speech and Language, Isle of Wight, and an ambassador for the Communications Trust.
Parents who would like to arrange an individual meeting to discuss planning for their child can contact Action-attainment. A tarriff card and copy of our terms and conditions for this service are available on request.
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