Dr Dorothy Armstrong delivers education and training to different organisations and groups. Here is a sample of the types of public lectures and education delivered in 2023:
|Talks for Early Years Providers and Parents of Preschool Children – Two Webinars
|• “Difficulty processing sensory information during early childhood – Feeling overwhelmed, overloaded & not being understood.”
• “Children who find it Difficult to concentrate and stay calm – Helping the child who struggles with getting their energy in the right place to participate fully in play and other learning activities.”
|Fingal County Childcare Committee
|“Helping teenagers with ADHD who struggle with Organisation, Time-Management, Decision Making, Working Memory and Managing feelings (Executive Function).”
|‘Developmental Coordination Disorder / Dyspraxia: Capturing the complexity’ – Series of six in-person seminars
|• Capturing the complexity (what exactly is it?) and helping children set goals for independence.
• Helping children achieve their goals – Part 1.
• Helping children achieve their goals – Part 2.
• Help for handwriting.
• Helping children who need to move from handwriting to assistive technology.
• Strategies for young adults and adults and the myth that Developmental Coordination Disorder / Dyspraxia is only there in childhood.
|Toys, Technology and Training Programme, Kildare County Council
|Dyspraxia Ireland Conference Presentation
|‘Reasonable Accommodations to Certificate Exams (RACE)’
|Dyspraxia (DCD) Ireland National Conference 2023
|‘Fostering Neurodivergent Children’ – Series of Four Webinars
|• Too Loud, Too Bright and the Seams on my Socks hurt!
• Self-Regulation – Helping the neurodivergent child to feel grounded.
• Managing Meltdowns and Helping Neurodiverse Children and Teenagers understand and manage emotions.
• Collaborative Problem Solving
|Seminar in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown
|‘Autism and Girls’
|Parent Autism Network
|Workshop for Professional working in Kildare Children & Young People’s Services
|‘Neurodiversity and Inclusion’
|Kildare Children & Young People’s Services Committee
|Talks for Early Years Providers and Parents of Preschool Children – Three In-Person Talks
|• Difficulty processing sensory information during early childhood – Feeling overwhelmed, overloaded & not being understood.
• Children who find it Difficult to concentrate and stay calm – Helping the child who struggles with getting their energy in the right place to participate fully in play and other learning activities.
• Developing audio-visual resources to support Pre-School Providers, Childminders and Parents who support early learners.
|South Dublin Childcare Committee
|Preschool Teacher’s Training in Autism – Series of Three Webinars
|• Understanding Autism in relation to the preschool setting – Capturing the Complexity.
• Self-Regulation – Supporting the autistic preschool child to manage/understand their own behavior and reactions (self-regulation). Making changes in the environment to support them to engage with the preschool activities.
• Managing and understanding an autism melt-down and using social stories in the preschool setting to help with socialising and learning social skills.
|Extern Ireland, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim
|In-Service Training Session
|Self-regulation in the school setting for Neurodivergent students.
|Claregalway Educate Together National School, Claregalway, Co. Galway
|In-Service Training Session
|Self-regulation in the school setting for Neurodivergent students:
Handwriting and Assistive Technology.
|Salesians College, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
|Series of Four Webinars to parents and teachers
|• Helping Neurodiverse Children manage anxiety.
• Helping Neurodiverse children who struggle with Organisation, Time Management, Decision Making, working Memory (Executive function).
• Helping children and teenagers with ADHD make smart choices and become good problem solvers.
• Mindfulness, and relaxation for Neurodiverse Children and Teenagers.
|Wexford Education Support Centre
|Postgraduate Course in Neurodiversity – Webinar
|Occupational Therapy, Sensory Processing and the Neurodiverse Person.
|University College Dublin