Children with additional needs

‘Understanding your child with additional needs’ is a new online course for parents.

It can be done at a time and place to suit your family life. Anyone involved with your child can do the course for themselves as well.

It is equivalent to a 10 session group for parents so it is a BIG course with lots of relevant content.

This online course is for parents with a child with additional needs. It is for parents, relatives and friends of children who may have a physical or learning disability or who may have autistic traits. In the UK, you may be within the SEND (Special educational needs and disability) system. Some parents describe their child as differently abled, or neuroatypical.

This course is in 2 sections. Level 1 lays the foundation for understanding your child. Level 2 looks at some particular aspects of parenting: sleeping and anger management, together with more about how we interact with each other. Understanding this can make it easier to work with your child’s behaviour as well as supporting their development. Once you finish Level 1 you can progress to Level 2 if you’d like to.

There are 14 Modules which take about 15 to 20 minutes each. We do not recommend doing this course in one go!

The course covers:

How your child develops

Understanding how your child is feeling

Tuning into what your child needs

Responding to how your child is feeling

Different styles of parenting

Having fun together

The rhythm of interaction

Why is sleep important?

Self-regulation and anger

Communication and tuning in

Looking back and looking forwards

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