Saturday 1st June
|09.30 - 10.00||Tea & Coffee|
|10.00||SMS Introduction to Genetics and Research Update|
|11.30||Challenging Behaviour Foundation|
|12.15 - 13.30||Lunch
(Crèche closed 12.30 - 13.00)
|13.30||DWP & Benefits|
|15.15 - 15.30||Tea & Coffee|
Speech and Language Therapy
|17.00||End of first sessions|
|19.00 - 23.00||Evening Entertainment with “Illusions for Kids”|
Sunday 2nd June
|09.30 - 10.00||Tea & Coffee|
|10.00||SMS Foundation AGM|
||Workshop 1 (choice of):
1. Makaton (Early years)
2. Education (Primary)
3. Post 16 Education and Access to Work
4. Adult Behaviour
|11.30 - 12.00||Tea & Coffee|
||Workshop 2 (choice of):
2. Education (Early years)
3. Supported Living
4. Teen Behaviour
|13.00 - 14.00||Lunch
(Crèche closed 13.15 - 13.45)
||Workshop 3 (choice of):
2. Education (Secondary)
3. Mental Capacity Act
4. Younger Children’s Behaviour
|15.00 - 15.15||Tea & Coffee|
Question and Answer Session
|16.00||Close of Conference|
For more information about presentations, workshops and speakers please visit the conference speakers page in our website.
Booking for this event has now closed.
Fun, safe mobile creches & activity workshops for all ages and ability
Tinies will be providing a creche at this years conference for all children (including children and adults with Smith-Magenis syndrome) subject to booking and availability. Tinies Creches have the skills, staff, equipment & experience to make your children's experience fun and activity packed. One of the planned activities this year includes a creative SMS Christmas card competition. The winning designs will feature on the SMS Foundation 2013 Christmas cards.
To book a place at the conference and register your child for the creche please visit our conference booking page. Spaces for the creche are limited so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Presentation on Speech & Language Therapy and Communication
Helene Elia and Tanisha Peters will be conducting a presention at the 2013 conference on communication and speech & language therapy.
My name is Helene Elia and I’m a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) currently working for Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust. I work with children from birth until they leave full-time education and specialise with children who have hearing impairments. I also carry a community clinic caseload as well as pre-school children with special needs. I’m a Makaton Regional Tutor and have been teaching and using Makaton in my work since 1989. I used to work with adults with a range of learning disabilities and adult neurological difficulties and stammerers. I’m part of the Birmingham Early Years training team and I teach Makaton and communication strategies to professionals and to parents and carers of children and adults who need to develop their communication, speech and language skills.
My name is Tanisha Peters and I’ve been working as an SLT for 11 years, currently with Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust. I work with a variety of children with difficulties ranging from Profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) to Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD). I also work in community clinic and special schools. I am a Makaton Regional Tutor.