Visit the Louis Riel School Division Continuing Education Department for more information or to register for the courses below:
Dealing With Dementia
Thursday May 11 & 18, 2017 – 6:30 to 8:30
Are you concerned about a diagnosis of dementia or are you a caregiver dealing with the reality of dementia on a day to day basis? Strategies for reducing the likelihood of dementia and suggestions on how to slow its progression will be provided for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). For those living with dementia, simple strategies to reduce the sting of dementia will be presented as it affects communication, behavior, and swallowing ability.
Allison Baird has 40 years of experience working with adults with communication impairments and also brings personal experience of caring for her husband with dementia.
Visual Supports for Communication and Learning
Wednesday May 3, 2017 – 6 to 8:30 pm.
Do you know a child who needs help to communicate or learn? Visual supports can help! Stephanie Harvey, a Speech-Language Pathologist with 20+ years’ experience, will teach you how! Come take an in-depth look at visual supports that provide structure and predictability: picture symbols, visual schedules or plans and visual instructions; followed by personal stories (also called social stories) and the 5-point scale. We will examine how to use visual supports to help children learn and communicate, and how to develop these supports quickly and inexpensively.
Games for Communication and Learning
Wednesday May 10, 2017 – 6 to 8:30
Do you know a child who needs lots of repetition to learn? Games can provide practice and fun at the same time! Have fun while practicing speech sounds, vocabulary, sentence structure, reading, and writing. Come take an in-depth look at commercial games that can be used to learn specific language skills, games that can be adapted for any goal, and games that you can make yourself. Let’s get children participating, talking and learning while having a blast!
Check out some of our past presentations here.