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Friday
May082015

Meet Mandy Stopard, Child Behaviour Specialist, at our Portishead Support Group


Supportive Parents Support Group meeting Thursday 14th May 7 - 9 pm St Barnabas children's centre, Portishead, BS20 6LN
A workshop with Mandy Stopard, Child Behaviour Specialist.


On Thursday 14th May we will be welcoming Mandy Stopard, Mandy is a freelance behaviour consultant working with parents and educational settings to effectively manage behavioural challenges that children and young people with additional needs may present, both at home and in school.  The session will be a talk, plus a Questions and Answers time to with the aim of providing parents and carers with further ideas for improving their child/young person's behaviour. Strategies discussed will be helpful for parents of children with a diagnosis or traits of ADHD and ASD/Asperger’s Syndrome, and Social, Emotional, mental health needs, or anyone who is finding their young persons behaviour difficult as a result of additional needs.

Extract from Mandy's website www.behaviourspecialist.co.uk


MY EXPERIENCE AND APPROACH
I have a proven track record of gaining success in changing behaviour.
I have a wealth of experience, and my advice is based on positive and respectful management of children with appropriate boundary setting
I am parent and a qualified teacher
I have taught for over 30 years
I have had experience as a Head of House and manager in an SEN department
I've worked in two Local Authorities as a Behaviour Advisory Teacher
I am trained (and provide training) in a range of behaviour-related areas, including ASD, Attachment Disorder and ADHD
I support and advise adults (school staff and parents) to manage the behaviour of children and teenagers (4-16 years)

I work with young people to develop their emotional and social skills


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Mandy is a revelation! ... She works alongside you, coaching and guiding in a supportive way to empower you ... Mandy helps you to develop a range of strategies to meet your and your child's needs - she knows that one size doesn't fit all!

We do hope you can join us and that you will find the evening helpful.

Best wishes

Jackie, Helen and Sarah
Supportive Parents
North Somerset SENDIAS service