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Does your child/young person become easily overwhelmed? Come and explore creative ways to help regulate their senses – Webinar (Parent/Carer Session)

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Webinar, Online Course
Course categories
Children and Young People / Public Health & Wellbeing
Children and Young People subcategories
Safeguarding Children
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Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Event description
This session is for theparent/carers of Children & Young people with any additional need or disability and/or Mental health needs. 

Overwhelm happens to all of us when we are under a lot of stress, and it can be heightened by the sensory environment around us. This will be an interactive practical session where you can make a sensory item with us or just simply watch and get ideas. 

We will be able to discuss/share ideas and strategies to help your child/young person to ensure their sensory needs are being met, therefore, reducing their overwhelm. 

If you would like to make a sensory item with us you will need the following items (you don't have to make them all, just choose the ones you prefer) :

Lava sensory bottle

1 sturdy small clear bottle 500/600ml ('smart' water bottles work well)

250 / 300ml baby oil or veg oil (baby oil has the advantage of being clear)

around 200mls of water

food colouring

1 alkaseltzer tablet

Origami Fidget spinner

15x15 cm (6x6 inch) square piece of paper

colouring pencils

DIY Stress Ball

1 odd sock - a brightly coloured one if possible

up to 350g dried rice depending on sock size

a funnel or cone of paper

1 empty small bottle

an elastic band

some felt tips / markers

Learning outcomes
Make a sensory item
Start Date
Monday 22 February 2021
End Date
Monday 22 February 2021
Closing Date
Wednesday 17 February 2021
10:00 - 12:00
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event