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On the Ball Active Learning- Session 7

9AM to 10AM
Palewell Park, Palewell Common Drive, East Sheen. View map

‘On the Ball’ is a fun, 12 week, highly tailored programme to help parents of children with social communication needs aged 5-11. The children’s needs typically impact social opportunities and learning. ‘On the Ball’ includes two evening sessions for parents and 10 weeks of active learning for families, especially dads, with their child. The active learning sessions are run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust with Action-attainment and are held on Saturday mornings at Palewell Park, East Sheen. Backing from Three Guineas Trust makes the programme free to participants.

‘On the Ball’ explains how children’s communication and sensory needs affect them socially and educationally. It provides strategies for inclusion first in parent workshops, then through using the strategies while playing games, developing ball skills and having fun together as a family.

‘On the Ball’ can help parents with improving child behaviour through:

- communication strategies
- sensory strategies
- shared strategies for home and school

Event details

Basic Details

Age of Users
From 4 To 11

Organiser and Contact Details




Free of charge

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Venue and Accessibility

Opening Times

Days and times of activity / opening
SaturdayFrom 09:00To 10:00


Accessible building
Accessible toilets
Parking facilities
Dietary needs catered for
Staff have specialist training
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All staff members are trained in Autism awareness, Speech and Language Communication Needs and Sensory strategies.

Inclusion and Accessibility

Taking part if you are a child or young person with additional needs or a disability

How can a child or young person with SEND take part in this activity

Course leaders: Sam Silver, Action-attainment; Chris Tribe, BFCCST, back-up support from Nicky Ford, Occupational Therapist/Sheila Read, Speech and Language Therapist, as necessary. Places in the Active learning sessions are allocated in consultation with the therapy team and reflect the abilities and ages of the children applying. Our aim is that children feel comfortable in their group.

Training for families with KS1/KS2 children, in ability/age groupings

- Games to develop listening and turn-taking
- Visual and sensory support to increase participation
- Communication strategies
- 1:1 parent support to sign-post to additional services
- FUN!

Who to contact for more information about inclusion and accessibility

Samantha Silver
Telephone No.

Event reminders

You can send yourself a reminder email three days prior to events taking place. 'On the Ball Active Learning- Session 7' took place on 16 June 2018.

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