2016 – Positively Supporting Individual Development through addressing Communication and Sensory Needs enabled us to make links to
the approach embedded in to the philosophy of The Loddon School and that of PROACT-SCIPr-UK® which embraces the importance of knowing
the individual and the effective use of communication in order to minimize behaviours of concern and the requirement for reactive strategies.
Speakers: Dr Olga Bogdashina, Programme Leader (Autism courses), Chief Research Fellow and Lecturer at the International Autism Institute – Autism: What works in sensory processing?
Colin Troy, Educational Consultant, B.Ed., SCCE – “The Link between Sensory Integration difficulties and distressed behaviour”
Flo Longhorn, Consultant in special multisensory education – Sensing the world around
Paul Isaacs, Speaker, Trainer, Author & Consultant on the Autism Spectrum – Sensory Integration, Sensory Perception & Language Processing in the context of Autism
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2017 Enhancing Lives – reducing restrictive practice – considering person-centred approaches and positive behaviour supports –
how can we support an individual to feel empowered and achieve so that they can be the best they can be?
Speakers: Dr Damian Milton, Head of Autism Knowledge and Expertise (Adults and Community), National Autistic Society –
Ten rules for ensuring ‘challenging behaviour’ and maybe what to do about it.
Caroline Dench, Co-ordinator, Principal Clinical Psychologist – The Callan Institute – Positive Behaviour Support and Emotional Wellbeing
Corinna Laurie, Lead Occupational Therapist, Helen Allison School/NAS Sensory Considerations for effective Interventions.
Sarah Hendrickx, Autistic Adult, Author and Consultant – Defining Happiness: an autism perspective
Dr. Rachel Worthington, Consultant Psychologist and Clinical Lead of Autism Studies – Creating Positive Lifestyles
This is also the event where we host our annual Awards Ceremony where we celebrate good practice by recognising the work of our PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Organisations and their Instructors. The ceremony takes place at our conference dinner held on the evening of the first day.
It is here that we present the following awards:
PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructor of the Year
Marion Cornick Award for Innovative Practice
Best Practice Award
If you are a commissioner, a professional in the education or health and social care sector, a PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructor or a parent or carer of someone who, from time to time, exhibits behaviours of concern, the conference is a great place to share experiences with like-minded individuals, keep up to date with industry changing regulations and learn new ways of working. For those who are already PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructors this event will fulfil the mandatory CPD requirements for the year, ensuring eligibility to attend your Instructor Re-certification.
We currently have the opportunity for organisations to sponsor our annual conference – if you are interested please email: firstname.lastname@example.org