ENHANCING LEARNING AND RELEASING POTENTIAL!
The Movement and Learning Centre will host a one day conference on the above theme on Saturday 8th September 2012 at The Stirling Management Centre, University of Stirling. The conference will feature presenters from a range of specialist professions who work with children and adolescents to enhance their learning and help release their potential.
WHY THIS CONFERENCE?
As the 21st century progresses there is a growing understanding of the different ways in which to support our young people in Scotland in their development and learning and a recognition of the range of professional expertise which can be harnessed to achieve this. With this in mind it is opportune to bring together a range of professionals who are adding value to the lives of our young people and complementing the support provided by public services. In so doing it is an opportunity to have awareness raised of a range of specialist fields and to share experiences of working with our children and adolescents.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The conference will be of interest to professionals from a wide range of disciplines such as teaching (early years, primary and secondary), teacher education, children’s play, child development and literacy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, optometry, chiropractics, speech and language therapy, sports coaching and many more.
The conference will also be of interest to parents whose children may have specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, developmental coordination disorder, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or autistic spectrum disorder. It will also be of interest to parents whose children may be experiencing educational underachievement despite adequate levels of intelligence or who may have reading and spelling problems, poor coordination, manual dexterity and hand writing, poor listening skills, concentration and memory.
WHO IS PRESENTING AT THE CONFERENCE?
We are very pleased to have presenters who are vastly experienced and respected in their fields of expertise. A brief biography of the presenters is shown below.
Sue Palmer is the author of over two hundred books, software packages and TV programmes for the education market. She is a popular speaker on the subject of literacy and, more recently, child development in the modern world, about which she frequently writes and comments in the press and other media. Since publishing Toxic Childhood in 2006 (her first book for a more general audience), she’s been involved in many campaigns around education, outdoor play, screen-based entertainment and the commercialisation of childhood. Her latest book is 21st Century Boys. www.suepalmer.co.uk ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen is a former head teacher and now an Associate tutor with the University of Edinburgh. She has her own private practice, Kb-Insights and Kids NLP Scotland. How the mind develops and the improvements achieved in human behaviour and communication are her passions. With a vast knowledge of child development coupled with her skills as a Master Practitioner of Neuro- linguistic programming and mentor, Karen works with parents, children and professionals. Armed with her skill-set, Karen is able to help others build better relationships through the use of language and to use techniques to overcome stress and anxieties which directly impact emotional well being. www.Kb-Insights.co.uk Karen@kb-insights.co.uk www.Kidsnlpscotland.co.uk
Camilla Leslie is a Speech and Language Therapist working in independent practice in Edinburgh. She has many years’ experience assessing, advising and working with children and adults who have difficulty efficiently processing what they hear (Auditory Processing Difficulties). Identifying and addressing these difficulties, which often occur alongside a wide range of specific learning difficulties, can significantly improve an individual’s attention, memory and ability to learn and retain information. She is UK National Director for Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation and works internationally with colleagues from many countries. www.johansenias.com; email@example.com
Ian Jordan is an optician with a practice in Ayr. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of visual processing problems. Around 80% of children with special needs have significant problems with visual processing. The symptoms range from simple blurring and eye movement problems to life changing disabilities. He is an internationally recognised speaker in his field with many television, radio and press credits. In addition to individual client work he advises professional bodies, universities and multinational companies. He has won many awards for research and development. www.jordanseyes.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian McGowan is Director of The Movement and Learning Centre. He has 32 years of professional experience in education, educational research, teacher education and child development working in schools, higher education and private practice. He has a special interest in how motor control affects learning and behaviour. www.mlcscotland.com; email@example.com
WHAT DOES THE CONFERENCE COST?
The cost to attend the conference, including light refreshments and buffet lunch is:
For bookings and payments received up to 31st May 2012 - £85.00.
For bookings and payments received from 1st June 2012 - £100.00.