Conference is sadly postponed due to outbreak of Covid-19
What is different about Acquired Brain Injury?
This year’s SHIPS Project conference features a number of experts on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in the classroom. It is an ideal opportunity for school staff, educational professionals, parents and carers to network and learn about the effects of ABI on learning. School staff, including SENCOs, teachers, Tas, headteachers and governors, would benefit from attending this conference on meeting the needs of pupils with ABI.
When? Where? For Whom?
Date: Thursday 9 July 2020
At: The Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Bristol, BS16 2QQ
Time: 9am to 3pm
For: Professionals, Parents and Carers
This conference is presented in partnership with Royds Withy King, Solictors
Our aim is that professionals and advisers, parents and carers, in fact anyone who is involved in the education of young people with a neurological difficulty, will leave our special day feeling more equipped to welcome such young people and knowing where to turn for help.
As usual our annual conference is aimed at the whole range of school-associated professionals, including teachers, head-teachers, SENCOs, TAs therapists and school nurses, as well as educational psychologists and others from local authorities involved in supporting those with SEN.
We are especially pleased to welcome representatives from schools who know they will be having a new pupil with ABI joining them in September, as well as teachers who will be welcoming a pupil with ABI to their class for the first time.
Talks will cover the medical and psychological implications of ABI, and what difference that makes to the way a young person develops. Our speakers will cover a wide range of experience working with young people with an ABI
The day will be interactive with workshop type activities as well as speakers, a panel of experts to answer your questions, networking opportunities and advice from those who currently teach youngsters with an ABI.
Presentations will address the differences which occur with ABI and how to adapt teaching and parenting techniques to meet the needs of this group of young people. The day will provide a unique opportunity to increase understanding and develop practice skills. The presenters this year will include:
We will announce others as they confirm.
Concessions: NHS or Education professionals £75
Members of The SHIPS Project: £30
The day will begin at 9am and close at 3pm. There is a bus from the centre of Bristol to Fishponds. The nearest train station is Bristol Parkway which is about 20mins by taxi.
We hope to have information stalls from a number of charities offering assistance to young people with an ABI including The SHIPS Project, Meningitis Research Foundation and The Child Brain Injury Trust.
Due to limited capacity, prior booking is essential. We cannot guarantee you a place if your payment is not received by 30 June 2020. No admittance without prior booking. Cancellations must be made in writing. Any cancellation after 1 July will incur the full charge for the conference fee.
The fee includes refreshments and lunch, and discount on a Training Day if taken up in the Autumn Term 2020.
To book your place click here to email. Please complete the form with your details.