Challenging behaviour - Science and Research
Our first guests at the 2013 SMS conference will be Chris Oliver and Lucy Wilde.
Chris Oliver is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Director of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. His main research interests are behavioural, cognitive and emotional disorders in people with severe intellectual disability, genetic syndromes and autism spectrum conditions. Chris is also a member of our Professional Board and a regular at SMS conferences.
Lucy Wilde is a Research Fellow at the Cerebra center, her PhD research examined social behaviour and impulsivity in SMS. They will be discussing the psychology of behavioural issues, and the latest research that may be of interest.
Countdown to Conference 2013
The SMS Foundation are pleased to announce the presentations, workshops and entertainment that will be taking place at the conference this year. Over the next couple of weeks we will publish details about who the speakers are and the topics they will be presenting, as well information about the various workshops happening on the Sunday.
Members are encouraged to post any particular questions that they would like raised in the presentations or workshops through our Facebook and Twitter pages. The Foundation will pass these on to the speakers and workshop facilitators ahead of the conference.
Presentations, workshops and entertainment include the following:
- Introduction and Genetics Overview
- SMS Research
- Challenging Behaviour
- DWP and Benefits
- Sensory Integration
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Siblings Workshop
- Illusions for Kids (entertainment for Saturday night)
- MENCAP – Post 16 Education and Work, Supported Living, Mental Capacity Act
- AGM (Sunday morning prior to workshops)
- Tinies Creche
- Cerebra Website Focus Groups
- Safety Sleepers
Inspiring documentary made for Fresh Film Festival 2013
A short documentary has been made for Fresh Film Festival 2013 after winning a Co-Operative Cymru Shorts film competition.
It shows the journey of Charlie receiving a kidney from his father to save his life, despite his ever decreasing health beforehand we see the lively, happy little boy that makes everybody smile. He remained cheerful and positive throughout his stay in hospital, despite the serious nature of the operation he had just received.