Archives for 2015

SUMMER CAMP AT IJEBU-ODE 2015

Our Ijebu- Ode Campers are back and they had so much fun! Each day starts with physical fitness exercises and then personal hygiene. Activities did include speech therapy, Daily living skills, Painting, Cognitive and Motor skills. We also went to Otunba Dipo Dina International stadium in Ijebu Ode daily for physical activities. Activities culminated with a visit to the popular Olumo rock at Abeokuta, Ogun state. The children played around the rock and also took some pictures. It was such an awesome time and a wonderful experience for both the children and staff being outside the school and home environment.
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PARENTS’ TRAINING ON UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOUR

The training programme for the parent of our children at the centre was held on Friday, May 22, 2015. This training focused on UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOUR. It was facilitated by Dr (Mrs.) Asikhia and well attended by parents. The platform was used to equip the parents with necessary information and strategies involve in checkmating challenging behaviour.
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HANDS ON AUTISM TRAINING REPORT

Hands on Autism is a training organized by Autism South Africa (ASA ) and the Johannesburg Hospital School to equip educators with skills and knowledge on how to work with children living with autism. The training was held in Johannesburg Hospital School on the 27th of July to 1st of August, 2015. The training was a combination of theoretical and practical applications. It covered proven practical techniques such as typical development, positive behavioural support, and observation, use of Makaton, TEACCH and PECS. The training will be of great benefit to the centre because it will educate therapist on how best
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CHILDREN’S DAY OUT

This term children’s day out which is an essential part of social skill building, is aimed at increasing social interactions amongst the children at the centre. It took place on the 19th of June, 2015 at Parkland, Maryland Ikeja, Lagos. The children bought tokens to go on rides of their choice. The younger children got to ride on the carousel amidst other fun activities, having fun while working on their gross motor skills. The older children were equally not left out in the fun as they took part in an exciting game of aiming at the basketball net. It was
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AUTISM SOCIETY OF WEST AFRICA

The Autism Society of West Africa (ASWA) is global network of individual and organizations involve with Autism Spectrum Disorder support in West Africa. The theme for this year conference was Accra Autism Conference: A Parent’s Perspective which was held at Best Western Premiere Hotel, Accra, Ghana between 24th and 25th April 2015. Two staff of Patrick Speech and Languages Centre attended the conference and our quarterly fliers, newsletters and movies on autism awareness such as Silver Lining, Emere and Maid were distributed at the venue.
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VLISCO WOMEN’S MONTH AWARD 2015

Vlisco group designs, produces and distributes fashion fabrics for the West and Central African market. Founded in Helmond, The Netherlands, in 1846. The success of Vlisco Women’s Month in previous years motivated the brand to continue the celebration of inspiring women of West and Central Africa during the whole month of March. This year’s theme is LIVE THE DREAM, a tribute to women who have the courage to turn their dreams into reality, despite the challenges they face in their daily lives. Vlisco nominated three women in Nigeria for Vlisco Women’s Month Awards 2015. The honourees include: Mrs Itoro Eze-Anaba,
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SPORTS DAY, 2015

The annual sports competition of Patrick Speech and Languages Centre was held on 27th February, 2015 at Ketu Special Children Centre. Pupils, staff and parents were all dressed in their various sports wear to show the houses they belong to. At Patrick’s, three houses are in operation and these are Crystal House (Green), Diamond House (Yellow House) and Treasure House (Red). The programme started with an opening prayer by Mrs. Ogidi who was one of our parents. The event was graced by a Special Guest of Honour (Mrs. Fadairo), the Director of Poverty Alleviation and Programme, Lagos State. The inter house
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