Supporting Learning From Home

 

Supporting your Child's Learning and Wellbeing

The staff of St. Anne's are very aware that these can be difficult times for parents trying to manage their families safely within the current restrictions. The teachers have linked together to come up with suggestions for activities that you might be interested in trying and which the family, as a group, can enjoy. 

We are thinking of you all in these difficult times and hope that we all come through it safely.

Please click here to access the link to suggested activities

Specific Curriculum Information

Home Economics - Video links to specific areas covered can be found here

 Lamh Free membership and access to online resources has been extended until the end of August 2020. Go to www.lamh.org  When you log on use code lovelamh to gain access.

Therapeutic supports 

 

22nd June 2020

 

Autism, Social Anxiety and Masking 

Social Anxiety effects most Autistic people, whether it’s the child who refuses to go to school or the adult who cannot leave their house.

During this webinar we will explore social anxiety and its causes, the impact social anxiety has on our communication and interactions with other people and ways we can overcome it.

We will also look at masking as a stress response to survive in an unaccepting world and share our own experiences with masking from an early age and de-masking as adults

This webinar would be highly beneficial to :

Parents of Autistic children who  find going new places difficult, find it difficult to leave their safe space or safe people, display situational mutism as a result of social anxiety, refuse to go to school or who lack confidence with their peers.

Professionals who work with Autistic children, teens and adults such as teachers, SNA’s, therapists, social care workers, mental health professionals.

Autistic people who would like to learn more about how the social environment impacts us, and ways to reconnect with your true self.

Join our 3 Autistic Speakers on Thurs July 2nd 7pm to 9.30pm

Webinar fee is €20 including

  • slides
  • certificate of attendance
  • full recording.  


Even if you can’t make the live webinar, sign up and watch it in our own time, at your own convenience.

Book My Place

 

Online Version of this course coming soon! 

 

2nd June 2020 

Food sensitivities and proclivities - 'Autism, a parents guide'

In episode 6, of our podcast series for parents/carers of children with autism, Dr. Vicki Ford, of the complex feeding team at Evalina London Children’s Hospital, looks how to build a healthy relationship with food whilst understanding the challenges for many autistic children. Full details here.

Yasmin Ahmadzadeh summarising her paper published in the JCPP 20 May 2019. 'Anxiety in the family: a genetically informed analysis of transactional associations between mother, father and child anxiety symptoms'.
Open access: doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13068
Press play to watch or visit the acamh website.

 
 

Dealing with apprehension and anxiety when returning to school

The charity Nip in the Bud has produced a short film and fact sheet to help parents and teachers deal with any potential feelings of apprehension and anxiety that children may experience on returning to school. Full details here.

Link to Covid - 19 social storyhttps://asiam.ie/social-story-covid-19-lockdown/


The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health 

Last week Dr. Jon Goldin, Vice-Chair of the Child and Adolescent Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists spoke to ACAMH  - child mental health and Covid19, do please listen and share this podcast.

Coronavirus, and helping children with autism

New podcast, please share with relevant networks.


Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin discuss issues that may arise for autistic children including the disruption of closing schools, anxiety and obsessive behaviours. They focus on practical tips like how to help manage anxiety, maintain structure and support and explain the situation to young people. Additionally, tips on how to keep well as a parent and reliable sources for coronavirus updates. 

 

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is providing online resources during this time.

The link below is to materials have been developed by Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists. We have been advised that more resources will be added in the coming days.

https://ncse.ie/online-resources 

https://ncse.ie/online-resources-for-parents

NCSE Update 28th April 

NCSE have published the first 4 of 7 behaviour resources on their website that might be of interest to you.  These have been developed by their Behaviour Practitioners and other Regional Team Members  https://ncse.ie/parent-primary-promoting-learning-and-behaviour-at-home 

 

Sensational Kids has just announced a new innovative virtual care package

"Access to therapy supports for a child or adolescent can make all the difference in the world, which is why we are innovating to improve access to services and to look after our vulnerable children and adolescents, when clinic based services are unavailable. You can now connect with us remotely for Virtual Care."

https://www.sensationalkids.ie/online-therapy/

 

Make a Wish Ireland Fun Family Activities

https://www.makeawish.ie/get-involved/fun-family-activities