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Workshops

SCRC offers workshops to parents, school support teams and paraprofessionals. For a complete listing of workshops and to access the registration form, please refer to:

SCRC Workshop Descriptions 2015-2016

SCRC Workshop Calendar 2015-2016

SCRC Workshop Registration form 2015-2016

We can also customize workshops for your school or group. Please contact either Stephannie or Lianne for further information.

Adapted Books Library

Reading adapted books to children who are learning to use picture symbols is one way of providing language stimulation, and modeling symbol use for communication. A dedicated group of volunteers has assisted us in developing a library of over 700 children’s books that have been adapted with symbols. Our collection appeals to a wide range of age levels and interests, and includes leveled readers and high interest, low vocabulary readers for adolescents. We also offer a limited selection of books in French, Spanish and Cree languages.

Books may be signed out for a period of three weeks. Please visit us to browse our collection, or refer to:

List of Adapted Books

In 2009, our department collaborated with the Winnipeg Public Library to create a smaller collection of adapted books, which are housed in the Millennium Library. For more information, go to www.winnipeg.ca/library, use the “Main Words in Subject” search and enter “adapted books” to see a list of titles.

AAC Technical Support

Our Assistive Technology Specialist is available to adapt or repair communication devices, switches or customized computers for children in Manitoba. Agencies who wish to use this service may do so for a service fee. Further information is available through Electronics link.

Communication Assessment Tool Library

Professional assessment tools are loaned to those holding professional credentials, in keeping with the publisher’s recommendations.

Materials may be signed out for a period of three weeks. Please refer to:

List of Assessment Tools

Special Interest Groups

In response to the needs of parents or professionals working with our clients, our department develops special interest groups that provide group members with mutual support and sharing of information.

We currently host a monthly parent support group for parents participating in an RDI® program. New information of interest to the group is presented at each meeting.  All RDI® parents are invited for lively discussions!  Please contact us for more information.

 

Workshop — Promoting Flexible Thinking and Interaction In Your Child at Home

Presented by Stephannie Motuz, Speech-Language Pathologist, RDI® Program Consultant

Does your child have difficulties with changes and transitions?  Are you interested in ways to improve family time with your child? You are invited to attend this workshop series.

This series of seven workshops is designed for caregivers only.  We will be examining how children learn and how they learn to be flexible and how they learn to communicate. We will reflect on the impact of disability on family life. Small changes in the caregiver’s approach to the child can have a big impact on the child’s thinking and behavior. In each session there will be opportunity for discussion, practice, and a small homework assignment to help you to fit the ideas you learn into the time you spend with your child.

All parents are welcome! Every parent interested in participating in the Relate program at RCC is required to attend.  Our next session runs on Wednesday afternoons from Sept. 30 to Nov. 18, 2015 (not on Nov. 11) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children. You can also attend by Telehealth! Registration for all seven sessions is $25.

 

Lianne Belton is also offering a Fall 2015 session of these workshops which will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., beginning September 15, 2015. For more information, click here.

 

Please register with Yvonne by visiting the front desk at RCC, or by contacting her at yvonnek@rccinc.a or (204) 453-9821.

For more information visit Client Services or Specialized Communications Resources for Children.