Monday, May 08, 2017

'Bullyproofing' children with special needs

A talk on 'bullyproofing' your child with special needs will take place in Athy Library tomorrow night, writes Brian Byrne.

It will be given by Dr Dorothy Armstrong, Occupational Therapist, and begins at 7pm.

The evening is aimed at parents, teachers and those who work with children with special needs. Topics covered will include a discussion on what is bullying, what are the signs that a child is being bullied, and how to respond rapidly, effectively and responsibly.

It is one of a series of talks and workshops organised by Kildare Library Service. Attendance is free, but should be booked by contacting the relevant library in advance.

Dr Armstrong has a wide range of expertise in working with children, teenagers and young adults and has a particular interest in working with people with Asperger's, Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder), or ADHD.