Rentree- Back to School 2016

It’s rentree time and S.P.A.N. is back with it’s third full season since it’s rebirth, providing support and informational meetings to parents of kids with developmental delays. 
 
  • Encouraging parents to take care of themselves as much as they take care of the kids.
  • Meetings are conducted in English, but our group is consistently bilingual allowing for non-English speakers to positively participate and feel mutual support.
  • Support meetings will mostly take one Thursday per month. See schedule below.
  • Annemiek Determann and Kelley Anne Kavanagh will take turns leading the group, lending their unique perspectives. (Julie Tuil will drop in once a trimester, dates tbd)
  • Cost for support group participation per family: 30€ total, l’annee scolaire 2016-2017
  • RSVP PLEASE: Valerie, info@kidjam.fr. Now that meetings will be in other homes, please do rsvp at least 24 hrs before.
  • Each host will go out of their way to be ready for this “home invasion” and it’s important to know if people will actually show-up!
 
1st trimester
Thursday, September 8th, with Kelley Anne, 20-22h, Dana’s house, Saint Maurice 94410
Thursday Oct 6th, with Annemiek, 20-22h Emily’s house
Thursday Nov 17th, with Kelly Anne, 20-22h, 
Thursday Dec 8th, with Annemiek, 20-22h  Erin’s house
2nd trimester
Thursday Jan 12  with Kelley Anne, 20-22h
Thursday Feb 23 with Annemiek, 20-22h,  Emily’s house
Thursday Mar 16 20-22, with Kelley-Anne, Monica’s house
3rd trimester
Thursday April 20th, with Annemiek, 20-22h, Dana’s house
Thursday May 11th with Kelley Anne, 20-22h, Erin’s house
Thursday June 8th 22-22h, Annemiek, 20h-22h
Happy Rentree-ing!
Valerie
 
 
SPAN is made possible by Association S.P.R.I.N.T. France (Sharing Professional Resources, Ideas and New Techniques, www.sprintfrance.frand Association KidJam (www.kidjam.fr).

FINAL SPAN meeting before break June 2

 
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, 20-22h, 133 avenue Emile Zola 75015, M10: Ave Emile Zola
Support meeting for parents of kids with developmental delays, featuring our therapist, Marieke de Bree discussing Positive Behavior  Reinforcement, Do’s and Don’ts with reward systems, and using social stories.  
 
Things to discuss beyond support and Marieke’s informal presentation:
 
-Creating a SPAN private Facebook page, for sharing easily with each other, and communicating about meetings
-Looking at next year’s scheduled dates, and signing up to host
-This will be Marieke’s final time with us before her move to Jeruselem and the last meeting chez Valerie.  
-Meeting new therapist(s) for the rentree (TBD) 
 
Hope to see you there
 
RSVP by Thursday morning, June 2nd, contact Valerie: info@kidjam.fr
SPAN is made possible by Association S.P.R.I.N.T. France (Sharing Professional Resources, Ideas and New Techniques) and Association KidJam.

Spring News SPAN

Last month’s SPAN meeting was a great turnout.  I video’d the presentation. If you want a copy, just bring a usb to the next meeting and you are welcome to copy it.  
 
If you have not paid your dues for the school year (30€), please plan to do so at the April meeting. If you are coming for the first time, you need not pay until the second meeting.
We will begin promptly at 20h with the chat with SPRINT professionals followed by an hour of support meeting. (I said the complete opposite in my last email in error.

Location: 133 avenue Emile Zola, 75015 M :Ave Emile Zola
RSVP required: Val – info@kidjam.fr
 
Thursday, April 7th
20-21h Informal chat with SPRINT professionals: Michelle Das (SLP) and Erika Winstanley-Dumond (Speech and Language Therapist)
21h-22h support meeting
 

Thursday, May 12th

20-22h support meeting

Thursday, June 2nd
20-21h Marieke de Bree on Positive Behavior Reinforcement, Do’s and Don’ts with reward systems, and using social stories
21h-22h  support meeting
 
 
Hope to see you in the spring!
If you would like to learn more about the challenges we faced with Ecole Jeanine Manuel, please go to the kidjam SN page.  We are talking with the director and trying to promote change through their school and other schools like them.
SPAN is made possible by Association S.P.R.I.N.T. France (Sharing Professional Resources, Ideas and New Techniques) and Association KidJam.
 
 

Reminder: March 8th Meeting- Just for Parents

Tuesday, March 8, SPAN SUPPORT and informational meeting for parents
133 avenue Emile Zola, 75015, rsvp: info@kidjam.fr
 
19-20h: SPAN support meeting/mingle
20-21h: An informal presentation for parents by Ruta Gouriou and Sandra Ndong-Nzue
 
Ruta Gouriou
Learning Specialist and Developmental Practitioner, who specializes in Auditory Integration Programs (sound therapies):  The Listening Program and Johansen IAS, as well as Reflex Inhibition Programs: Exercise and Sound Education (EASIE) and Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT)
 
Sandra Ndong-Nzue 
psychomotricienne certified in Padovan and Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT)

2016 Dates

2016 DATES:
Thursday, Jan 7 2016, support meeting, 20h-22h (after school holidays)

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 support meeting, 20h-22h

 
 
Tuesday, March 8, SPAN informational meeting, location TBC
Presenting Ruta Gouriou and Sandra Ndong-Nzue
19-20h mingle, 20-21h presentation
 
Ruta Gouriou
Learning Specialist and Developmental Practitioner, who specializes in Auditory Integration Programs (sound therapies):  The Listening Program and Johansen IAS, as well as Reflex Inhibition Programs: Exercise and Sound Education (EASIE) and Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT)
Sandra Ndong-Nzue 
psychomotricienne certified in Padovan and Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT)
 

Thursday, April 7, support meeting, 20h-22h
Thursday, May 12, support meeting, 20h-22h (after school/ascension holidays)
Thursday, June 2, support meeting, 20h-22h

 
 


Support meetings will mostly take place the first Thursday of the month, and psychologist, Marieke de Bree will lead the group, encouraging parents to take care of themselves as much as they take care of the kids.
20h-20h30 mingle
20h30 – 22h, official meeting time with Marieke de Bree
All support meetings take place at 133 avenue Emile Zola, 75015.
Cost for support group participation per family: 30€ total, l’annee scolaire 2015-2016

Mark these dates down and join us if and when you can.  

Just be sure to RSVP: info@kidjam.fr

 
SPAN is made possible by Association S.P.R.I.N.T. France (Sharing Professional Resources, Ideas and New Techniques) and Association KidJam.