Upcoming Events

Sensory Souk’s SENCO Seminar: Executive Function

Sensory Souk’s SENCO Seminar: Executive Function

When: Wednesday March 6, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Where: Royal Plaza, Violet Room (2nd Floor, next to Diva Lounge) Map

Cost: 100 QR/person. SENCO Seminars are open to all educators.

Description: This presentation will give the audience the opportunity to understand what executive function skills are and how these essential skills are crucial for learning and development. The presentation will focus on explaining how lifelong executive function skills develop, what can disrupt their development and how supporting them affects progress in learning and life.

Expert Speaker: Klelia Antoniou, Additional Learning Needs Coordinator at King’s College, Doha, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and a Master’s of Arts in Counseling Psychology from New Jersey City University. She brings more than 13 years of experience in special education from a range of schools in New Jersey, Cyprus and Qatar. Over the last 7 years she has worked within Qatar at ISL and more recently at Compass International School as Head of the ALN Department, working with students who exhibit a variety of challenges and specific learning difficulties. Klelia has been with King’s College, Doha since it opened and has been responsible for ensuring that children with additional challenges transition effectively and are fully integrated in the school.

Sensory Souk brings you SENCOs in Qatar, a group for professionals who work within SEN settings. They hold monthly seminars and their goal is 3-fold:
–help create a community among Special Education teachers and coordinators in Doha
–facilitate communication within the SEN community and share ideas that help teachers and kids in the classroom
–provide useful information through professional development seminars

To secure your spot you must:

  1. Pre-register: SENCO Registration Form
  2. Buy your ticket at the Sensory Souk store. Spaces are limited. To guarantee your seat, please purchase in advance. If space allows,tickets will be offered at the door. Cash only, please.  Sensory Souk is located in Royal Plaza on Al Sadd Street, 1st floor (next to Mosafer). Map

Sensory Souk’s SENCO Seminar on Academic Assessments

Sensory Souk’s SENCO Seminar: Understanding how Academic Assessments are used to Personalize Learning
 
When: Saturday February 9, 2019 from 9 am to 11 am
 
Where: Violet Room (2nd Floor, next to Diva Lounge), Royal Plaza
 
Cost: 100 QR/Educator/Parent/Community Member, 50 QR/LSA-Shadow teachers. SENCO Seminars are open to the community.
 
Description: Please come and join us to learn more about what is an Education Evaluation and how it can help to find the root cause of learning challenges, evaluate exceptionality or obtaining a baseline of academic performance, learn how this can be incorporated in an education plan to help support the child and uncover tips and resources to support children.
 
Expert Speaker: Gina Stefanini an educator at Simmons University and academic evaluator from Boston Massachusetts with over 30 years of experience in public and private educational institutes including over 10 years with Harvard University with graduate coursework in special education assessment, assistive technology, and inclusive practices and works with private families and agencies.
 
Sensory Souk brings you SENCOs in Qatar, a group for professionals who work within SEN settings. They hold monthly seminars and their goal is 3-fold:
–help create a community among Special Education teachers and coordinators in Doha
–facilitate communication within the SEN community and share ideas that help teachers and kids in the classroom
–provide useful information through professional development seminars
 
To secure your spot you must:
 
1. Pre-register: https://goo.gl/forms/W7T6t2N2QdIWqzZw2
 
2. Buy your ticket in advance at the Sensory Souk store. Cash only, please. Sensory Souk is located in Royal Plaza on Al Sadd Street, 1st floor (next to Mosafer). Spaces are limited, to guarantee your seat please purchase in advance. If space allows tickets will be offered at the door.

No Such Thing as a Naughty Child, Exploring ADHD – Arabic Session

When: Tuesday February 26, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Qatar National Library

Community Connect Doha is proud to present its first ARABIC workshop!
 
Please join us as we discuss ADHD and strategies to set your child up for success.
 
Our Expert Speakers will be Dr Nahed Alateeqi from Sidra Hospital, and Bassam Hamad from TLC Qatar Foundation
This workshop will be free for the community.
 
هل يتحرك ابنك كثيرا ولديه صعوبة في التركيز والانتباه؟
بعض المشاكل وبعض الحلول
 
What exactly is ADHD?
ما هو فرط الحركة وقلة الانتباه؟
How is it diagnosed?
كيف يتم تشخيصه؟
How can I support my child at home and at school?
كيف أساعد ابني في المدرسة والمنزل؟
what should the school do to support my child?
كيف يمكن للمدرسة أن تساعد ابني؟
ما علاقة التكامل الحسي بفرط الحركة وقلة الإنتباه؟
ما هو دور العلاج الوظيفي الحسي مع الأطفال الذين لديهم فرط الحركة وقلة الانتباه؟
كيف أساعد ابني للحصول على الإحساسات اللازمة التي تساعده على الإحساس بجسده؟

 

Navigating Conflict In Your Life

Navigating Conflict in Your Life:
An evening where we explore managing conflict in our lives and how to deal with it constructively.
 
In the session you will learn…
About your individual conflict style and how that impacts your relationships with others.
Effective tools to manage conflict with your children.
How to manage conflict at home, work, and all areas of your life.
How to guide your children in their conflicts at school.
 
When: Tuesday February 5, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: Wifaq Family Consulting Center  Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Q6Tm2K9tamH2
Cost: Free for members. You can purchase a membership at the door, or skip the queue and purchase in advance at the Sensory Souk store located in Royal Plaza.
Alternatively you can pay 50QR drop in fee.
 
This is a family event, so please do bring your spouse/partner/friends/colleagues/neighbors etc. Babies are welcome, young children please arrange for babysitting.
 
Meet our Speakers:
Dr. Kelly Nelson, is a seasoned educator with 20 years of experience in higher education student affairs, academic administration, and teaching. She has worked in the US, Caribbean, and Qatar. Her work with diverse student populations and multicultural teams led to her passion for the field of intercultural competence and the role of culture in communication.
 
Dr. Matthew Nelson is a Higher Education Administrator with over 15 years of experience in educating students outside the classroom. He has worked in three different countries with many aspects of the student experience including student housing, student activities, orientation, and emergency response. Through this experience he has come to see conflict as a key learning outcome for student learning. He has taught about conflict management to students and professional and student staff.

SENCO Seminar: How To Speak To Parents When Their Child Needs Help

SENCO Seminar: How To Speak To Parents When Their Child Needs Help
 
Exploring strategies on how to broach the topic to parents in an objective, non -threatening way, as well as how to help them support their child’s needs.
 
Saturday Jan 19, 2019 from 9am to 11 am.
Certificates of Attendance will be provided.
Cost: 100QR/Educator, 50QR/LSA Shadow teacher
 
To secure your spot you must :
1. Pre-register by filling out our SENCO Registration Form : https://goo.gl/forms/XSJljftAiXtCj3473
2. Buy your ticket in advance at the Sensory Souk store. Cash only, please. Sensory Souk is located in Royal Plaza on Al Sadd Street, 1st floor (next to Mosafer). https://goo.gl/maps/xha1bfByhqP2
 
 
 
Expert Speaker: Adrienne Robek, PhD, BCBA-D is the Clinical Director of the Child Development Center, Qatar and oversees a multi-disciplinary team of speech therapists, behavior therapists, and occupational therapists who provide assessments and treatment to children with various developmental disabilities, including autism.
Since 1998, Dr. Robek has provided Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for people on the autism spectrum and currently provides an array of services that range from diagnostics to the development of ABA programs. She developed two home-based ABA programs in New York City that provide high quality services to hundreds of families with children on the autism spectrum and also started an ABA program for children and adolescents with autism at the SOREM School in Chandigarh, India.
She is the author of several publications including My Child Has Autism: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals.

Supporting our Strong Women

When: Jan 15, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: Qatar Academy Doha Primary school, AV room

SUPPORTING OUR STRONG WOMEN
An evening where we explore supporting the Emotional and Mental well-being of the women in our lives.
 
Dr Felice Watt and her team from Sidra Hospital will lead a panel discussion on :
The Importance of emotional and mental health
Self care and where to find support when you don’t feel “strong”
Pre and post-natal mental health – recognizing when things go wrong and what to do about it
Hormonal changes throughout a woman’s life cycle and how it impacts her well-being
 
This is a family event, so please do bring your spouse/partner/friends/colleagues/neighbors etc. Babies are welcome, young children please arrange for babysitting.
Meet our Panel Speakers:
 
Dr Felice Watt is a consultant psychiatrist from Western Australia who joined the Department of Psychiatry at Sidra 2 years ago to develop the women’s mental health service, the first of its kind in the region. She is delighted to have been recently asked to lead the Perinatal Workstream as part of Qatar’s National Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce, and is committed to working with health professionals and community stakeholders to develop a national plan to support the emotional wellbeing of mothers, their babies and families during the pregnancy and the postpartum period.
 
Dr Naomi Hynd, is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist and Dramatherapist currently working in perinatal mental health at Sidra. She is passionate about mental health promotion. Prior to joining Sidra she worked in Stroke and General Neuropsychology and regularly ran lectures for patients and families about managing their mental health. She has also worked with actors and Drama schools encouraging performers to manage stress and mood.
 
Dr Zainab Imam is a consultant adult and perinatal psychiatrist from the UK, who joined Sidra Medicine just over a year ago. Dr Imam champions access to quality and safe care in the perinatal period in her role at Sidra Medicine and she encourages public engagement in mental health through talks and convening the celebration of the World Maternal Mental Health Day in Qatar.
 
Dr Syeda Monazza Ali is a lead perinatal psychiatrist for outpatient clinic service at Sidra medicine. Dr Ali has completed her specialty training in the United Kingdom and has a wealth of experience managing complex psychiatric patients suffering with a wide range of mental health disorders and psychosocial issues in a multidisciplinary environment. She has been actively involved in promoting mental health and education .