Different but not less: new course of 8 workshops

Friday mornings between June and September from 10am - 11.30am
27 Frognal, London NW3 6AR

Different, but not less

“Different approaches for challenging children” A series of classes held on eight Friday mornings between June 10th and September 30th


Parenting or working with a child who has special needs can be challenging. As well as being a source of joy, these relationships can sometimes be confusing and emotionally demanding. This course tackles some misconceptions about children with special needs and shares a different approach to providing them with support. The key to this approach is to keep in mind the child and its relationship with parents and professionals.

Who the course is for

This course is for any parent of a child with special needs or for professionals who work with these children. By special needs we include special physical, mental or behavioural needs.

Learning aims

To give participants a deeper understanding of the difficulties experienced when parenting or working with children who have special needs. To strengthen participants' skills in making effective interventions with children who have special needs.

Learning outcomes

Participants will:
  • Learn about the challenges faced when supporting children with special needs
  • Gain a different understanding of the dynamics of relating to children who have special needs
  • Develop practical skills
  • Explore ways to make effective interventions


The course consists of eight 90 minute classes held on Fridays during June to September 2016 - a schedule of the classes is given below.
Cost: £25 for each class or £120 for the complete course


June 10th Misconceptions
Expand, create, imagine with your child
June 17th Containment and scaffolding
Containment of antidevelopment behaviours
June 24th Structuring the mind 1
Structured and unstructured games
July 1st Structuring the mind 2
Other activities: music, physical activity
September 9th Helping to separate
Choosing a comfort toy
September 16th Emotional challenges
Emotions spoken and incorporated – Parent/staff regular support
September 23rd Conclusions
Gentle and firm: showing new possibilities
September 30th The nursery and school
Working together

To register a place

Click here to register a place on this course or call our training administrator on 020 7433 3112 or email trainings@infantmentalhealth.com.
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