Numicon Workshop

Numicon Workshop in Slane Saturday 22nd October 2022 for Professionals & Parents/Carers. 
 
Professionals: Saturday 22nd October 2022, 10 am -12:30 pm
 
Parents/Carers: Saturday 22nd October 2022, 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm
 
This Workshop will suit Children whose Maths level is from infants up to the end of Second Class (early multiplication).
 
The Professional Workshop will take place in the morning and the Parents/Carers Workshop will come in the afternoon on Saturday 22nd Oct.
 
Professionals
 
There is a Numicon Workshop for professionals on Saturday 22nd October 2022, 10 am -12:30 pm in Conyngham  Arms Hotel, Slane.
 
This Workshop is aimed at teachers/SNAs who are working with children with Down Syndrome. 
 
Due to the limited spaces, the Workshop is offered to teachers/SNA’s of paid members on a first come first served basis. 
 
Please email secretarydslm@gmail.com or text 083 8972044 as soon as possible to reserve a space. 
 
To book a place we will need the following information

Name:

Email Address:
Phone Number:
Name of School:
Occupation (Teacher/SNA/Other Professional):
 
Parents/Carers
 
There is a Numicon Workshop for parents on Saturday 22nd October 2022, 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm
Please let me know if you would like your child to take part. 
 
Please email secretarydslm@gmail.com or text 083 8972044 as soon as possible to reserve a place. This Workshop is available to paid-up members of the Louth/Meath branch.
 
To book a place we will need the following information

Name:

Email Address:
Phone Number:

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

VACANCY – EARLY INTERVENTION TEACHING CONTRACTOR

EARLY INTERVENTION TEACHING CONTRACTOR

needed to provide early intervention support to infants and preschool children with Down syndrome in their homes. 

Contract available for immediate start and will extend until the end of June 2023 initially. 

Please forward expressions of interest, including contract details, to: earlyinterventionprogrammedslm@gmail.com by Friday 21st October 2022

Full details available at https://dsilmb.ie/vacancies/ 

Numicon Workshop

Numicon Workshop in Slane Saturday 22nd October 2022 for Professionals & Parents/Carers. 


Professionals: Saturday 22nd October 2022, 10 am -12:30 pm
Parents/Carers: Saturday 22nd October 2022, 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm


This Workshop will suit Children whose Maths level is from infants up to the end of Second Class (early multiplication).
The Professional Workshop will take place in the morning and the Parents/Carers Workshop will come in the afternoon on Saturday 22nd Oct. 

Professionals 

There is a Numicon Workshop for professionals on Saturday 22nd October 2022, 10 am -12:30 pm in Conyngham  Arms Hotel, Slane. 

This Workshop is aimed at teachers/SNAs who are working with children with Down Syndrome.  

Due to the limited spaces, the Workshop is offered to teachers/SNA’s of paid members on a first come first served basis. 

Please email secretarydslm@gmail.com or text 083 8972044 as soon as possible to reserve a space. 


To book a place we will need the following information

Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Name of School:Occupation (Teacher/SNA/Other Professional):

Parents/Carers 

There is a Numicon Workshop for parents on Saturday 22nd October 2022, 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm


Please let me know if you would like your child to take part.

 
Please email secretarydslm@gmail.com or text 083 8972044as soon as possible to reserve a place.

This Workshop is available to paid-up members of the Louth/Meath branch.


To book a place we will need the following information

Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number:


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Fun With Numbers

“Fun with Numbers” is starting up again.

We run “Fun with Numbers” Sessions each week.  There are 2 sessions per week on Mondays and Thursdays.
We are starting again on Thursday 8th and Monday 12th September.

We have set up the following age groupings however if your child’s age falls outside these categories we will still try to accommodate.
Junior Group Ages   8-11 – 4 pm Mondays
Senior Group Ages 12 and up – 
5.30 pm Thursdays

The thought is that Deirdre will target older children on a Thursday and younger children on a Monday, however, all children are welcome to participate in either or both sessions each week if you think the content is suitable.
Down Syndrome Louth Meath will cover the cost of the sessions, so there will be no cost to parents for these sessions. The Sessions will run during the school terms as long as there is interest.

The students will need some materials ahead of the sessions, but Deirdre will let you know ahead of time what will be needed – it will all be inexpensive stuff that you may already have or can recycle around the house or will be able to get in the likes of Dealz. Deirdre will also send links for printable materials, should any member not have access to a printer please contact us immediately when Deirdre posts the links to printables and we can arrange to have them posted to you.

We have set up a WhatsApp group for each age group so that Deirdre can fill you in on what materials are needed and send you the Zoom ID and password.  Deirdre posts a video each week explaining the materials required.

Please let me know if you would like your child to take part. 
I will need the following details by the return of the email as soon as possible.

Child Name:Parents name and telephone number for WhatsApp Group:
Child’s age:Email Address:

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact secretarydslm@gmail.com.

Sibling support – Sibshop Workshop Saturday 10th September 2022

We have organised a Sibling Support Workshop for our Branch. 

Saturday 10th September 2022 in Drogheda Presbyterian Church from 2.00 – 4.30 pm.   

The Workshops are carried out by Liz Fitzpatrick & Linda Foley who are both Nurses working with children with Intellectual disabilities. They are qualified Sibshop Facilitators and run Sibshop workshops which are afternoons of fun for siblings of children with special needs. Please see attached leaflet.

As well as having lots of fun it provides a great opportunity for siblings to get together and chat about some of the difficulties and the positives of having a sibling with Special Needs.

The workshops are for our member’s Siblings aged between 7 & 13 and the members with Down Syndrome should be over 2.5 years old so that the Siblings can see and understand that their brother or sister has special needs.

These Sibshops are free to our members.

Please reply to secretarydslm@gmail.com or text Brendan at 083 8972044 to register your intention to attend.

Place on each workshop is limited to 12 and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


“SIBSHOP WORKSHOPS (duration 2.5 hours)


Sibshops are fun workshops for siblings of children with special needs. We run them on weekend afternoons or during school holidays. They are lively, with games and discussions. We also prepare a snack and/ or make pizzas with the children. 


As well as having lots of fun it provides a great opportunity for siblings to get together and chat about some of the difficulties and the positives of having a sibling with special needs. 


The workshops are aimed at children aged between 8-12 years with a maximum of 12 children in the group recommended as we find this works best in order to give all the children a chance to contribute to the discussions and games. Their sibling with special needs should be over 2 and a half years old so that they can see and understand that their brother or sister has special needs.”

Graduation

Congratulations to the wonderful students from our Athboy class who graduated recently.

Aimee, Ann-Marie, Cara, Cathal, Deirdre, Dualta, Eileen, Eleanor, Emily,Fintan, Joan, Liam, Katie, Michelle, Monica, Teresa and Tomás graduated from a mixof four courses – Latch-On Literacy and Technology, MOTE My Opinion My Vote,Work Skills and Personal Development.

Athboy Graduation Class 2022

They were joined by proud families, friends, teachers and DSI branch and national representatives for a lovely celebration ceremony in the Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy.

The Athboy class started out in September 2016 with 10 students for a two-year Latch-On programme. After an enjoyable and worthwhile two years, and with 8 morestudents joining, the class continued to work through DSI’s adult education modules.With the programme extended due to Covid, all modules were completed in March2022.

The Louth Meath branch was delighted to have such a fantastic group of students. We look forward to seeing them move on, building on the skills and friendships that havebeen developed over the six years of the programme.

Online Adult Learning Opportunities for Summer 2021

Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch in conjunction with the LMETB are offering online Art & Crafts Classes and online Cookery Classes to our Adult members.


Art & Craft Classes start  AUG 4/5TH and the Cookery Classes will be starting soon.  


To book places, please contact: Mike Egan mike@downsyndrome.ie or 085 8618866.

Online Adult Learning Opportunities Spring 2021

Online Adult Learning Opportunities Spring 2021 from Louth and Meath Education and Training Board and Down Syndrome Louth Meath Branch.

ONLINE COOKERY CLASSES & ONLINE COMPUTER SKILLS CLASSES

The Cookery Classes start April 15th 2021.

The Computer Classes are starting soon.

To book places, please contact: Mike Egan by email mike@downsyndrome.ie or Phone 085.8618866.

Fun With Numbers

Fun with Numbers is a fun way of working with numbers through games and creative learning aids. It is a light-hearted way of learning basic number skills like counting, adding, and subtraction, incorporating concepts of division and multiplication. Fun with Numbers presents opportunities for using life skills like following a recipe using measurements and time, along with planning journeys and using money.

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We have set up the following age groupings however if your child’s age falls outside these categories we will still try to accommodate, it’s not too late to get in touch. 

There are 2 sessions per week on Mondays and Thursdays.

The times of the sessions are as follows:

Junior Group Ages  8-11. 2pm Mondays
Senior Group Ages 12 and up. 4pm Thursdays

The thought is that Deirdre will target older children on a Thursday and younger children on a Monday, however all children are welcome to participate in either or both sessions each week if you think the content is suitable.


Down Syndrome Louth Meath will cover the cost of the sessions, so there will be no cost to parents for those four weeks. We will review at the end of 4 weeks and will welcome your feedback.

The students will need some materials ahead of the sessions, but Deirdre will let you know ahead of time what will  be needed – it will all be inexpensive stuff that you may already have or can recycle around the house or will be able to get in the likes of Dealz. Deirdre will  also send links for printable materials, should any member not have access to a printer please contact us immediately when Deirdre posts links to printables  and we can arrange to have them posted to you.

We have set up a WhatsApp group for the groups, so that Deirdre can fill you in on what materials are needed and send you the Zoom ID and password.  Deirdre posts a video each week explaining about materials required.

Please contact Brendan on secretarydslm@gmail.com if you would like your child to take part with the following details.

Child Name:

Parents name:

Telephone number for WhatsApp Group:Child’s age:

Email Address:

  • If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.  

Free Online Classes in Art and Computer Skills

The branch is very much aware that many of our adult members are missing out on learning opportunities because of the closure of services and classes due to the COVID-19 situation.

We are delighted to have been allocated tuition hours resources from the Louth Community Education Service of the Louth Meath Education and Training Board.

These tuition hours will support online classes in the areas of Art and Computer Skills. The two courses will be tailored to the needs of our members to help them to maintain/develop their artistic and computer skills over the next two months.

The classes will be delivered online to a class of approx’ 6-10 students. This will allow for a good level of interaction between the tutors and the students. We have had some very good feedback recently from members engaging in online classes and meetings.

We expect that this will form an increasingly important part of educational provision in the future and we invite our adult members to give it a try through these classes. This is a great opportunity especially if you haven’t done online classes before.

If you are interested in a class in Art or Computer Skills(or both), please email your contact details to:
Mike Egan at mike@downsyndrome.ie or call 085.8618866.

The weekly class times will be arranged to best suit the availability of the students and tutors. Give Mike a call if you have any questions