Neurodiversity Workshops - Kickstart Learning

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Summer Holiday Neurodiversity Workshops


Booking
Places are offered on a first come, first served basis and payment must be made in advance. Additional workshops may become available dependent on demand.

Location
All workshops take place at the Kickstart Learning Centre in High Wycombe with a maximum of four children participating in each workshop.

Purpose
We are running these workshops to give neurodivergent children the opportunity to find out how their unique and wonderful brains work; discuss issues related to being neurodivergent; and enable them to spend time with other neurodivergent children.

Meeting Needs
Our staff are experienced in working with neurodivergent children and supporting their individual needs. For example, workshops will include movement breaks and there will be sensory resources available to anyone who needs them.

Staff
All workshops are run by qualified teachers who are neurodivergent themselves so they understand what it is like growing up with a brain that works differently to many other people's.

Cost
Individual workshops cost £30 for two hours. There is a £10 discount upon booking three or more workshops.

Suitability
All children attending the workshops need to be able to participate in a group environment safely and have the ability to engage in discussions about neurodiversity. Children may attend whether they have a formal diagnosis or not and whether they are aware of any diagnosis or not. A key factor of the workshops is that all the children attending want to be there so please discuss this opportunity with your child before booking.

Workshop Topics
Different Brains
The group will learn all about neurodiversity and what it means to be neurodivergent. They will explore some of the key parts of the brain and how these might be affected in someone who is neurodivergent. They will discuss why it's unhelpful to compare themselves to other people and why they should be proud of their brain.

Strengths and Challenges
The group will learn about the most common neurodivergent strengths and challenges. They will explore their own individual strengths and challenges and discuss how they could use some of their strengths to help overcome some of their challenges.

Making Mistakes and Accepting Challenges
The group will learn about why neurodivergent people are often perfectionists and discuss their experiences with making mistakes and accepting challenges. They will explore the emotions involved in making mistakes and being faced with a challenge and various strategies to help manage these strong emotions.

Friends
The group will learn about why neurodivergent people often find it more difficult to make and keep friends. They will discuss their own experiences of making friends, what makes a good friend and why it's so important to find friends who accept them for who they are.

Anxiety
The group will learn about what anxiety is and why neurodivergent people often experience higher levels of anxiety. The group will discuss what makes them anxious and how they experience anxiety. A variety of strategies to help manage anxiety will be explored.

Emotional Regulation
The group will learn about where in the brain emotions are processed and why neurodivergent people often experience higher levels of emotional dysregulation. The group will discuss their experiences with emotional dysregulation and a variety of strategies to help manage emotions will be explored.

Workshop
Age
Date
Time
Spaces Available
Friends
7-10
Wednesday 10th August
10:00-12:00
n/a
Friends
7-10
Tuesday 16th August
10:00-12:00
FULLY BOOKED
Anxiety
7-10
Thursday 18th August
10:00-12:00
FULLY BOOKED
Emotional Regulation
7-10
Wednesday 24th August
10:00-12:00
FULLY BOOKED
Emotional Regulation
7-12
Friday 26th August
10:00-12:00
4
Strengths and Challenges
9-14
Tuesday 2nd August
14:00-16:00
n/a
Different Brains
9-14
Friday 5th August
14:00-16:00
n/a
Making Mistakes and Accepting Challenges
9-14
Monday 8th August
14:00-16:00
FULLY BOOKED
Emotional Regulation
9-14
Wednesday 10th August
14:00-16:00
n/a
Friends
9-14
Tuesday 16th August
14:00-16:00
1
Anxiety
9-14
Thursday 18th August
14:00-16:00
3
Emotional Regulation
9-14
Wednesday 24th August
14:00-16:00
2
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