Sensation Station: April/May 2017 Newsletter

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Coffee Morning

“Is the GAPS diet right for your Child?” GAPS stands for Gut And Psychology Syndrome, a condition and is aimed to improve the mental development of Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia by healing their digestive system.

Join us and other like-minded parents for our Coffee Morning for a FREE Talk presented by Jordana Smith, a qualified Paediatric Dietitian from the Infinity Family Clinic. A time to relax, refresh, chat, spill the beans, share opinions & experiences, support each other, have a laugh or shed a tear, all over a cup of coffee.

Read more here: https://sensationstation.ae/coffee-morning-may/

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Therapy Blog

EXTRA SPECIAL WITH THAT EXTRA CHROMOSOME

“My name is Andrew and this is my story …”

“Everyone says I am a cute little boy, but some tasks that others consider simple are very challenging for me. I have Downs Syndrome and I am trying very hard to grow in to a strong little man. It’s not always easy”.

“In August 2015, at the age of 3, my parents enrolled me for therapy. At that time I was non-verbal, I didn’t walk and had no interest in actively exploring my environment.

Read the full story here:  https://sensationstation.ae/therapy-blog-andrews-story-extra-chromosome/ 

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Summer Camp

This year’s School Summer Break is a very long one, 12 weeks starting from 23rd June till 9th September 2017. While most of you will be travelling for at least a few weeks, some of you might be staying in Dubai and looking for some cool summer activities for your child. Sensation Station will be running a Summer Camp and Group Classes.

At our Summer Camp, your child will enjoy daily fun and themed ARTS & CRAFTS activities in a small group setting for ages 4 – 8 years.

More info: https://sensationstation.ae/summer-camp-2017/

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SPECIAL HEAT WAVE OFFER!

GROUP THERAPY CLASSES

The Summer Group Therapy Classes are for children to improve their Social Skills, Communication Skills and Gross and Fine Motor Skills. Facilitated by our Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Therapists for ages 3-8 years.

More info: https://sensationstation.ae/special-heat-wave-offer/

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

DEVELOPMENTAL CLINIC

During the summer our centre will be organising an Occupational Therapy Developmental Clinic for children age 6 – 24 months young. Get an individual OT screener to check if your child is on par with developmental milestones. Includes feedback and advice given to parents.

More info: https://sensationstation.ae/occupational-therapy-developmental-clinic/

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SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER

Reduced Therapy Sessions

Save AED 100 per session. Also applicable to new clients booking a Parent Consultation. Offer valid from 1st July 2017 till 7th September 2017

More info: https://sensationstation.ae/special-summer-offer/

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Food and Nutrition

ADDED SUGAR

An Enemy To A Developing Child

Information about what “Added Sugar” is, where it is hidden and other names for it used on food labels.

Read full article:

https://sensationstation.ae/added-sugar-enemy-to-a-developing-child/

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Events & Workshops

VISUAL REHABILITATION

“Academic Assessment & Interventions, ADL Assessment & Training and more practices on Outdoors Orientation & Mobility”

A “Must Attend” Workshop for Occupational Therapists. The course will cover assessing a person with visual impairments’ ability to perform academic tasks, activities of daily living and mobility, in addition to practical sessions on actual educational materials, activities of daily living training, and going out for the mobility and environmental familiarization. DHA accredited!

Click here for more information:  

https://sensationstation.ae/visual-rehabilitation-ot-workshop/

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THE LIDCOMBE PROGRAM

“A Behavioural Treatment For Young Children Who Stutter”  

Sensation Station organized three workshops of the amazing LIDCOMBE PROGRAM, a “Must Attend” event for Speech-Language Therapists which was accredited by Dubai Health Authority (DHA). We invited international speakers from the Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium in UK and Singapore to Dubai. Overall, 70 delegates (SLTs) from UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries have attended the 2-day workshop in November 2016, April 2017 and in May 2017. We wish to thank everyone that attended and supported us in making this event such a positive and successful experience.

 What is the Lidcombe Program? Click here for more information:

 https://sensationstation.ae/the-lidcombe-program-overview/

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Outreach Teacher Training

At the end of March, Sensation Station had conducted a Teacher Training for the British Orchard Nursery Group presented the principals of Speech-Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Click here to read some of their feedback:

To read more about our outreach services:

https://sensationstation.ae/outreach-teacher-training/

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In The News

National Special Needs Policy launched by His Highness

National Special Needs Policy launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai – This Segment Of People Will Be Called ‘Determined Ones’ From Now, Declares VP

 Read the full article here: https://sensationstation.ae/the-determined-ones/

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Special Offers*

Purchase 20 sessions and receive 10% Discount

• Centre-Based: Save AED 1,000 on 60 min

• Out-Reach: Save AED 800 on 45 min sessions.

• Applicable to Speech-Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy

• Offer validity: Starts 1st Jan 2017 and ends 31st Dec 2017.

*Terms & Conditions Apply!

View all of our special offers

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Team News

Continued Professional Development: Congratulations to Sowmya, our Head of Admin / PA to the Centre Manager, for successfully completing her CPD training in Human Resources Management earlier this year.

Happy Birthday: Rawan … let’s celebrate and have some cake!

Down Syndrome Day: Rock Your Socks – Team Photo

See what’s been happening at Sensation Station or at events that we have participated. View more photos on our image gallery.

https://sensationstation.ae/gallery/events-review-pictures-2/

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