Practice Seminar 27th June 22 – Parents Plus Special Needs Programme

On the 27th June a special practice seminar took place to celebrate and support the work of the many practitioners who are delivering the PPSN throughout Ireland and the UK.

View the webinar below to hear about how practitioners have successfully delivered the programme in a variety of settings, with a wide range of disabilities and age ranges as well as the current research and feedback from parents attending the groups

Dr Eileen Brosnan Parents Plus, Chair

00: Parent empowerment and the Parents Plus Special Needs Programme (PPSN), Prof John Sharry Parents Plus Presentation Slides

14:50: Rolling out the PPSN with follow up groups – the Scottish Experience. Sylvia Todman, Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, Thistle Young Persons Team Presentation Notes

28:36 How the PPSN can work within a HSE disability setting and align with PDS principles. Eileen Crowley, Senior Occupational Therapist Limerick Presentation Slides

46:45 Supporting parents in a school for children with mild ID – Suzanne Anglim and Emma Earley,  Resource Teachers Scoil Chiarain

1:00:00 Delivering the PPSN with families with younger children with Intellectual Disabilities Catherine McConnell,  Therapeutic Social Work Senior Practitioner in the Children’s Learning Disability Therapeutic Service in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust Presentation Slides

1:13:05 What is working for the parents – feedback from recent evaluation  – Lesley Lally, Research Psychologist Parents Plus Presentation Slides

1:24:20 Training opportunities, Sponsorship and next steps – Ciara Ni Rathallaigh, Parents Plus

See details of our Rethink Sponsorship which allows you to apply for fully funded training and programme materials.

The rollout of the Parents Plus Special Needs Programme (PPSN) has been supported by Rethink Ireland, the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good fund, and the Sunbeam House Trust.