Training Workshops

For Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Our popular training workshops are all about the benefits of apps and tablets for teaching children with learning disabilities.

Parents and teachers at a workshop

Each workshop is individually tailored to your needs, with a mixture of demonstration and hands-on exploring, typically covering:

Whether you're an expert with technology, or hesitant you might break it, we can help you do more and do it more easily.

Each delegate will receive a workbook packed with pages of useful information, and a certificate of attendance.

Feedback from Previous Workshops

Who should Attend

Our workshops are suitable for parents, teachers, teaching assistants, pre-school staff, portage workers, speech and language therapists, educational consultants, and any other adults already using or interested in the benefits of our apps.

Colin Dean

The workshops are led by Dr. Colin Dean, who has been using iPads and other tablets, and developing apps for them, since soon after they first appeared. He has many years of experience in teaching, training and research, and has spoken at conferences around the world.

Colin has a son who has Down syndrome and autism, whose development has been aided hugely by his iPad and our apps.

Usually we get requests for training from people who are using iPads, iPhones or iPods, but we can also cover Android devices. We encourage you to bring along your own device, if you have one.

What Will I Learn?

You want to get the most out of our apps and your mobile devices, so your children can learn effectively and enjoy doing so, and so you can save yourself time and headaches.

Our apps are really easy for children to use, and give you lots of control to configure and personalise them to suit each child as they progress. We can show you how to best use them, and the evidence for how they help children progress in so many ways.

To get the most out of a tablet or smartphone when working with children who have special needs, you need to adjust some of the device's settings. We can guide you through these.

Finding good apps is like looking for needles in haystacks, and we can point you in the right directions.

There are lots of options for backing up your personal data, but if you don't know how, and your device breaks or is lost or stolen, you could lose it all!

Where are Workshops Held?

We come to you. Currently, most of our workshops are in the UK, but please let us know if you are interested in us visiting you elsewhere in the world.

A workshop can be from 2 hours to all day, depending on your needs and availability, and we can run it at an evening or weekend if more convenient. The number of delegates can be anything between half a dozen and 30 or more.

To keep costs down, we usually ask you to provide a location (e.g. a classroom in your school or a room at your local Sure Start Children's Centre), with tables everybody can sit at comfortably, and ideally an overhead projector and screen, or an interactive whiteboard or large-screen HD TV.

How Much Will it Cost?

Our current all-inclusive prices for workshops held in the UK are:

£ 450 without overnight stop

£ 500 or £ 600 with stop *

* The lower price applies if you arrange and pay for dinner and overnight accommodation for our trainer.

These prices are subject to you providing projector and screen, and printing the delegate workbooks (which we will email to you in advance). We endeavour to avoid an overnight stop, but depending on distance and timing this may not be practicable.

For overseas prices, please contact us.

We will arrange to tailor your workshop to your needs, and our prices do not depend on how many people attend, so you can club together with other schools, nurseries or support groups to save money, and you may wish to charge delegates to cover your costs.

To talk about what we can do for you, please contact us. Let us have your phone number and availability if you'd like us to call you to discuss.

Previous Events

We have delivered workshops and seminars for a wide range of organizations, and exhibited at many events, including:

UK Schools Location
Beacon Hill School Wallsend
Catcote Academy Hartlepool
Cragside C of E Primary School Cramlington
Walworth School Newton Aycliffe
UK Support Groups Location
Downright Special Hull
Durham County Carers Support Pelton
Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group Huddersfield
Making Changes Together Durham
West Coast Down's Syndrome Support Group Whitehaven
York Down Syndrome Support Group York
21 & Co Teddington
UK Charities Location
Cumbria Down's Syndrome Conference Penrith
Grampian Branch of Down's Syndrome Scotland Aberdeen
National Portage Association Northampton
North Tyneside Learning Trust Wallsend
Scope - Face 2 Face Coventry
Cerebra North East Parent and Carer Forum Gateshead
Other UK Locations Location
World Down Syndrome Congress 2018 Glasgow
Bett Show 2018 London
Blyth Valley Children's Centres Blyth
Disability North Exhibition Newcastle
Luton Borough Council SEN Service Luton
North East Social Enterprise Festival Gateshead
Outside UK Location
Landskonferansen om Down syndrom 2016 Oslo, Norway
Ukrainian Charitable Down Syndrome Organization Kyiv, Ukraine

For More Information

Please get in touch! We will be happy to discuss how we can help you, without obligation.

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