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Online Life Skills for Teenagers

5PM to 6PM

Online Life Skills Course in Resilience in partnership with Role Models. This course is for teenagers with additional needs, aged approximately 13-16. It will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 13th January 2021 from 5pm to 6pm.

13th January
20th Jan
27th Jan
3rd Feb
10th Feb

The course is most suitable for children and young people with high functioning autism or other disabilities who are able to engage with a trainer online. They will need to be able to use a laptop (under supervision if necessary) and to be willing to take part in a range of activities.

All courses are taking place at home using Zoom

It is strongly encouraged that children should attend all sessions.

The course is made up of 5 x 60 minute online sessions.

The course is free of charge but donations are welcomed.

There are places for 6 children on each course.

The course will be delivered by a Role Model who has experience as a teacher, including with children and young people with additional needs, but more importantly is a coach who specialises in encouraging and motivating children.

This course will be delivered by Giles:

Focusing on resilience and a growth mindset, the Online Resilience Course covers how to face challenges, handle mistakes, deal with adversity and thrive in an ever changing world.

The course takes the theory behind developing resilience and helps children work out how they can apply this to their everyday lives.

The course aims to help develop a child’s attitude and improve the way they learn. Taking risks, dealing with setbacks, and pushing themselves to achieve more are all outcomes which can positively impact their life.

Helping your child to develop their resilience is one of the most effective ways to help them thrive at school, home and beyond. By developing a growth mindset, children can learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, embrace new experiences, challenges and persevere in areas that might not be their strengths. Understanding that intelligence and ability are not predetermined and that mistakes can help us learn can have a huge impact on the way a child approaches life.

The course also includes access to additional exciting activities for your child to do independently at any point during their day/week. Each of these is designed to be a fun distraction from what is going on around them. These activity sheets will be emailed to you along with a summary of the content shared during the online session each day.

Other notes on the online course:

Your child will need a quiet space for the sessions and a computer/laptop/ipad with internet connection so that they can use Zoom
The sessions will be interactive so they will need to be seen (using the computer camera/webcam) and heard (using the computer microphone or headset)
They will need a pen/pencil and paper during the sessions
It’s important the children are relaxed and comfortable; please do help them get set up for the first session and be on hand for any technical difficulties.
Following that, we find these sessions work best when the children are given the independence to complete them alone rather than having other people watching in the same room. However we ask parents to stay nearby and within earshot.
The content of the sessions will include discussion, games, watching videos, and sharing thoughts and ideas with the group. The children will at times be encouraged to type using the keyboard and to answer verbally.

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You can send yourself a reminder email three days prior to events taking place. 'Online Life Skills for Teenagers' is taking place on 20 January 2021.