Meetings

We have regular meetings on Wednesday evenings - see dates below. They usually take place at:
The Friends Meeting House (in Cedar Road)

However, because of the coronavirus epidemic, all public meetings will take place via Zoom. Please see below for details.

Upcoming Meetings

AGM January 19th 2022 at 7.40 pm

33rd Annual General Meeting

A G E N D A
1. Minutes of last AGM
2. Matters arising
3. Trustees’ Annual Report incorporating the Chairman’s review and the accounts (to be circulated with the January newsletter)
4. Election of Committee
5. Any Other Business (by leave of the Chairperson)

Pease use the same Zoom login as for the meeting that follows the AGM. 

Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 8 pm

Fine Motor Skills: Discover how they develop and which activities can help to support their development to improve handwriting. 

A workshop by Moyna Talcer

Fine motor skills are essential for almost all activities a child needs to engage in, in order to learn and develop. This workshop will explore how fine motor skills develop from infancy, then explore helpful activities and strategies you can use to support fine motor development. We will also discuss helpful strategies and programmes to use to support handwriting skills. This workshop is presented by a consultant Occupational Therapist with more than 20 years of clinical expertise. 

 

Moyna Talcer is a Consultant Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of Occupational Therapy. Moyna has worked for the NHS for over 15 years and now has her own private practice based in Wallington where she has built her own Sensory integration Therapy clinic. Moyna specialises in supporting and assessing neurodivergent people throughout their lifespan. Moyna is an advanced practitioner in Sensory Integration (Level 8 ) and is a lecturer for the MSc pathway in Sensory integration for Sheffield and Hallam University via Sensory Integration Network UK and Ireland. Moyna is passionate about supporting the needs of neurodivergent people throughout their lifespan and, in her spare time, is a longstanding volunteer for the National Autistic Society Sutton Branch where she provides training and expertise to over 900 members. After completing her MSc in Sensory Integration, Moyna published her research entitled “A qualitative exploration into the sensory experiences of autistic mothers” which can be accessed via this link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10803-021-05188-1. Moyna continues to be involved with research projects relating to autism. Moyna has spoken at conferences and provides training on a variety of topics to professionals, parents and teachers. Moyna mentors and supervises other Occupational Therapists and regularly engages in continued professional development. 

To join this Zoom meeting please send your name and  email address to admin@suttondyslexia.org.uk. You will receive an acknowledgement and then on the day of the talk we will send you the link so that you can join the meeting from 7.55 pm

Wednesday March 9th at 8 pm

Writing Skills for Reluctant Writers

A workshop by Neil Mackay

This presentation provides solutions for parents working with their children to get ideas down on paper and also for teachers in the inclusive classroom.  I will show how to address the the main reasons why reluctant writers find it so hard to get ideas down on paper – too many ideas which never come  in the right order and then struggling to get started. The techniques are tried and tested in homes and classrooms across the UK and internationally in Australia,  New Zealand and Hong Kong.  Feedback from  parents and teachers suggests that these techniques often result in so called  “reluctant writers” producing their best writing of the year.

Formerly a SENCO in leadership roles in secondary schools and now a UK based consultant specialising in Dyslexia and inclusion issues, Neil works internationally, delivered training to teachers in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong and Europe, as well as the UK, running workshops in inclusive classroom practice and meeting the needs of vulnerable learners. Neil is known for his ability to bring the classroom into his training and he regularly models inclusive strategies in classrooms around the world.  In May 2019 he delivered one of his  latest presentations ,“The inclusive habits of outstanding teachers” to over 1000 teachers and advisers in New Zealand.  The “habits” are based around evidence validated strategies that are proven to accelerate the learning of those with additional learning needs and which enable teachers to help individuals without always needing to give individual help.

To join this Zoom meeting please send your name and email address to admin@suttondyslexia.org.uk
You will receive an acknowledgement and then on the day of the talk we will send you the link so that you can join the meeting from 7.55 pm