Professional Training Courses

Professional Training Courses

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Parent and Carer Workshops

Parent and Carer Workshops

Parent and Carer workshops provided by DSPL and other local providers.

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Training, Workshops & Events

Supporting Children with Autism & Social Communication Needs

Suitable for: EY Teachers, SENCOs/INCOs, Managers/Senior Leaders, Early Years Practitioners, Nursery Nurses, Teaching/Learning Assistants

Hertfordshire County Council is rolling out a programme of training for all Early Years settings. The aims of the training are:

  • to develop increased understanding and awareness of autism & social communication needs
  • to explore strategies to support learning and development
  • to enhance good practice across Early Years settings
  • to ensure effective support for Early Years children across all settings

There is no charge for this training. Training will be delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams.

To book a place on the training, please contact Charlotte Osborne via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please provide the following details:

  • Name(s) of applicants
  • DSPL Area
  • Course name & date
  • Setting name
  • Email address(s) of applicant(s) as invite to training will be sent to them directly
Wednesday 02 February 2022 - 09:30 until 14:30

Talking ASD & ADHD: Loss and Separation

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

For parents and carers of children aged 2-25yrs with suspected or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

We will help you to learn about:

  • The impact that separation, divorce or bereavement has on children with ASD/ADHD
  • Responding to the fall out - the emotions and the behaviour.
  • Preparing for the difficult conversations with your childHow to deliver ‘bad news’
  • Preparing your child for change
  • Managing your own difficult feelings and helping your children to manage theirs
  • Where to access further help and support, both locally and nationally.

For further information 

Monday 07 February 2022 - 09:30 until 11:30

Sensory Awareness & Autism

Hertfordshire County Council are introducing their own bespoke training as they cease to run AET from next term.

There are 5 courses on offer as listed below they will all be run virtually using MS Teams, you are welcome to attend just one, some or all please make this clear when requesting spaces.

To book spaces please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you must include course title and date, delegate name and their email addresses. Requests without this information may not actioned.

Aims of the training

  • Understand how sensory integration typically develops and how it may impact on those with autism
  • To understand how sensory differences may impact on those with autism
  • To have a range of strategies and approaches to support children and young people with sensory differences

These training sessions are not suitable for Early Years settings

Tuesday 08 February 2022 - 15:30 until 17:00

Talking ASD & ADHD: Tech Use

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

For parents and carers of children aged 2-25yrs with suspected or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

We will help you to learn about:

  • How your child’s diagnosis increases vulnerability online.
  • What you can do to support any difficulties with online behaviour.
  • Recognising when something is wrong.
  • Managing difficult conversations with confidence.
  • Setting and maintaining boundaries for online use.
  • Teaching your child to develop their own methods of regulating internet use and staying safe.
  • Where to access further help and support, both locally and nationally.

For further information: 

Tuesday 08 February 2022 - 19:30 until 21:30

Talking Teens (Course Id: SL479)

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Our FREE 6 week online courses for parents and carers of children aged 12-19 will cover :

  • The Teen Brain: Recognising the physical and emotional changes taking place during the teenage years and why their behaviour changes.
  • The link between behaviour and communicating difficult feelings.
  • Maintaining your relationship with good communication.
  • Understanding risk taking behaviour around drugs, alcohol and gang culture.
  • How to negotiate during a conflict situation.

For further information: 

Monday 21 February 2022 - 19:45 until 21:15
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