Research meeting in Newcastle

Over the past few weeks there have been rumours about a meeting on research in Conductive Education and what was discussed. There is a short report on this now available on the Internet at

Laszlo Szogeczki has also included some information on his blog at

where he makes some interesting points and lists those who were present.  He promises that more will follow and maybe we can look forward to published results of the group’s work in the future.

Courses and seminars in June, September and October 2010

I have been asked to pass this information about up these up and coming seminars and  courses in the UK to anyone who might be interested so am posting it here.
If you wish to know more about any events listed, please do use the emails given with each  event below.

1. TAC Seminar: When ‘fewer people’ means better early support for children with complex needs & their families
Monday June 21st 2010. 10 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Friends House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ.
Places Still Available
Topics for discussion:
1. The TAC System: keeping intervention as simple and straightforward as possible.

2. How we sometimes waste education and therapy resources with too many practitioners offering a child too many separate interventions.

3. TAC as the heart of a locality’s well organised, multi-agency, collective effort for early support.
Cost: Between £85* and £130 (* reduced prices for groups). Free places for parents
Contact: Peter Limbrick, e-mail:   Tel: 01497 831550

2.  Lecture & Lunch: Towards 21st Century working practices for teachers and therapists in Early  
     Childhood Intervention / Support

Friday September 17th 2010. 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. (Reception at 10.00 and lunch at 12.30
Hayward Lecture Theatre
Postgraduate Centre, City Hospital, Birmingham, B18 7QH

A lecture and discussion by Peter Limbrick

In this lecture Peter will argue that, as an essential part of modernising Early Childhood Intervention / Early Support, radical change is needed in the working practices of both teachers and therapists – and in how they work together. From this change will come a 21st Century system that reduces the potential for stress and strain on children, saves families’ time and energy, and makes far better use of practitioners’ time.

Cost (to include light vegetarian lunch): £45.00. Some free places for parents.

To apply for a place: E-mail:  Tel: (0044) 01497 831550

3.  New Course: The Team Around the Child System: to take then strain off children, families and practitioners

Two days, 12th and 13th October, 2010

Friends House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ.

Cost: £295 – not including accommodation.

For more information and booking form contact Peter Limbrick:

The Seminar, Lecture and TAC Training can come to your venue with reduced costs.

4.  Two-day Workshop: Sleep Practitioner Training for health professionals, PAMs, etc working with families of disabled children

Handsel Trust Sleep Practitioner Workshop is now accredited by the Royal College of Nursing Accreditation Unit
The rolling programme of workshops is part of Handsel Trust’s Sleep Initiative and offers an introduction to the principles of sleep assessment and management. The next one is in Birmingham in September 2010 (places available). For full programme e-mail:

For more information, please contact  Peter Limbrick, Interconnections, Tel/fax: 01497 831 550. E-mail:

Announcement of Interesting National Seminar in London

I have received notification of a seminar in London on 27 November which should be of interest to parents and professionals working with babies and young children. The following was sent to me :

This Interconnections seminar in London on Thursday 27th November 2009 is for multi-disciplinary practitioners and managers who support babies and young children who need ongoing multiple interventions and their families. We will address the questions:

Do we offer some vulnerable infants
too many practitioners?
Do we give some infants too many separate therapy
and education programmes?
Should we assess the infant’s emotional, social
and psychological readiness before asking him or her to relate to so many

As seminar facilitator, [Peter Limbrick] will argue that it is not always appropriate to assume that ‘multiple’ disability needs ‘multiple’ practitioners. The Team Around the Child model will be offered as the forum for creative solutions when a baby or pre-school child is being overloaded.
The venue is

Friends Meeting House near Euston Station and the cost varies between £75 and £120. There are free places for parents.

For more information and booking form please contact Peter Limbrick, Interconnections – the home of Team Around the Child. Tel: 01497 831550 E-mail: Web: