LuSu Sports Kitbags Review

We recently received a generous donation of £3,600 from the Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust, which enabled us to purchase 20 LuSu Sports KitBags for our children and young people to use during our CADS events.

Due to COVID19 we have moved our CADS events into the digital world, setting up a Facebook group so those children and young people who participate in the sporting activities don’t miss out. The LuSu KitBags will really help the team at Seashell deliver the new format of CADS to individuals isolating at home.

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Clap for Carers - Thursday 14 May

Welcome to the 6th Edition of our special video supporting the NHS and all key workers.

Thank you to everyone working at Seashell Trust, keeping the children and young people who remain on site or who join us during the day safe and well.

Special thanks this week to our waking night staff.

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Deaf Awareness Week

Welcome to the 5th edition of our very special film to support Clap for Carers - thanking the NHS and all key workers.

This week, 4-10 May, is Deaf Awareness Week - raising awareness and challenging perceptions of hearing loss and deafness across the UK.

Our film is a special celebration bringing together Clap for Carers and Deaf Awareness Week

We have been overwhelmed by your support for our Sing a Rainbow campaign.

Thank you so much.

 

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Tales from the Greenhouse: by Jean Barratt

Having a child with complex needs at home unexpectedly can be difficult and confusing for both the child and their extended family. Seashell Trust has been reaching out to the families of the children and young people it supports and to other families in the same situation.

Here, Seashell’s Royal School Manchester horticulture teacher, Jean Barratt, has put together some ideas about how to make the most of the growing season.

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World Autism Awareness Week: George's Story

My name is Helen and this is a little background as to why I'm writing this in support of Autism Awareness Week.

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Katie's Story: Why being a teacher with autism helps me teach students with autism

Why being a teacher with autism helps me teach students with autism

In order to teach a student with autism, you need to allow them to teach you first. Learn everything you can about the world they live in before you ask them to change it or adapt it in order to live in yours.

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The Hut Group adds Festive Cheer to Seashell Trust

On Monday 9 December, Seashell students were treated to a night of festivities.

The Hut Group turned Great John Street Hotel, Manchester, into a sparkling Christmas grotto, welcoming both students and staff members for an afternoon of magic.

Seashell’s students were treated to personalised stockings, drinks and a Christmas-themed afternoon tea. Santa and his helpers were also there to wish our children and young people a Merry Christmas!

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Early intervention that works through Stay and Play

Seashell Trust set up a weekly Stay and Play scheme in May 2017 as part of the Trust’s early intervention and prevention services. Research has shown that early intervention for children with complex needs has a positive impact on improving both their life outcomes and those of their families.

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Occupational Therapy Week 2019, 4-10 November, Jake

Occupational therapists work with individuals and groups to develop skills and abilities including:

Sensory awareness and promoting sensory processing skills

Hand function

Ability to control toys and equipment through switch controls

Ability to problem solving in daily life

Activities of daily living

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Occupational Therapy Week 2019, 4-10 November, Jenny

Occupational therapy supports the activities which a person needs or wants to do in their everyday life

Self-Care - personal care, eating and drinking skills

Productivity - school and work skills, household management skills

Leisure - sports, creativity and  relaxation

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Occupational Therapy Week 2019, 4-10 November, Henry

For many of our students sensory processing difficulties present barriers to participation in activities, through sensory profiling, sensory assessment and by embedding sensory strategies and sensory diets into the curriculum students are able to lead more meaningful lives.

Occupational therapy provision includes:

Providing advice and support in adapting activities for a variety of skill level e.g. using cooking as a way to explore the senses improve hand function or develop independence skills.

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Occupational Therapy Week 2019, 4-10 November, Julie

For many of our students sensory processing difficulties present barriers to participation in activities, through sensory profiling, sensory assessment and by embedding sensory strategies and sensory diets into the curriculum students are able to lead more meaningful lives.

Occupational therapy provision includes:

Assessing for and providing adapted equipment to enable increased levels of independence e.g. angled spoon.

Assessing and treating sensory difficulties.

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