Supporting Children with Additional Needs: Tools to Develop Social and Emotional Skills (5-12 years) – Brisbane

Full price: $165.00 Subsidised price: $33.00 Am I eligible?
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Venue Details

Pacific Golf Club

430 Pine Mountain Rd
Carindale, QLD, AU 4152

(07) 3343 0888

What’s it about

Come along to learn some practical tools to support children’s social and emotional development.  This workshop would be great for all educators, particularly educators who are working with children who are struggling with their social and emotional development.

Supporting children with additional needs is a core part of everyone’s role within childcare and education settings. Regardless of whether a child has a formal diagnoses or not, much can be done to promote development and teach valuable skills.

This workshop will increase your confidence in identifying developmental needs and in selecting and prioritising activities and approaches that can be easily implemented both individually and across groups.

Specific Learning Outcomes

QA 1 Educational Program and Practice

PS1: Know students and how they learn
PS3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
PS4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning
PS5: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

This workshop will:

  • Introduce key developmental milestones for social and emotional skills in 5-12 year olds
  • Highlight important foundational skills and areas of priority within this domain in order to help you target and prioritise support
  • Outline strategies to promote development and skill acquisition, practice a small number of these and provide links to additional resources
  • Apply learning to 2 case studies in order to consider and compare approaches for children with developmental delay and developmental differences.

The concepts covered will range from introductory through to intermediate, with a focus on practical application. So be ready to get active and try out some of the games!

Viewing of a recorded introductory presentation (30 minutes) is required prior to the session in order to maximise practical learning opportunities in the face-to-face session.


Presenter Biography
Kate Horstmann

Kate Horstmann is an Occupational Therapist with over 16 years experience working with children, families and schools both in Australia and the UK. She has specialist skills in the area of Autism, ADHD, trauma/ attachment and complex behavioural needs. Kate is frequently sought to provide training to parents, teachers and university students and believes that by sharing skills we can maximise the quality of support provided to a larger number of children. She has a number of achievements that could be listed to try and make her sound impressive (e.g. co-authored a book that is distributed internationally!), but ultimately gets most satisfaction from collaborating with others to make simple changes that increase a child’s confidence, participation and fun.