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Training Courses 2017
organised by Speech Language Department


Various dates throughout 2017
    Time 8:30 / 9:00 am - 12:00 / 12:30pm
    Location Training and Learning Centre, Mount Carmel Hospital, Attard / Speech Language Department, Luqa
Eur10 per person per course

The Speech-Language Department offers a variety of training courses to parents and allied professionals including educators who work with individuals with communication disorders. The workshops are highly practical and resourceful and provide a range of ideas on how to improve and facilitate the communication needs of both adults and children with various communication impairments.

Workshops include:  

Course Dates Bookings
ASD Apps for iPads 26 Apr / 13 Sep marc.frendo@gov.mt

Comunication Apps for iPads 29 Mar / 10 Oct charonia.aquilina@gov.mt

Facilitating Language through Play for Parents & Teachers 4 May / 5 Sept michelle.bugeja@gov.mt

A Puzzle Piece at a Time: Autism Explained 28 Feb / 3 Aug cheryl.dalli@gov.mt

Key Word Signing 16 Feb / 30 Aug victoria.b.bonnici@gov.mt

Literacy Apps for iPads 27 Feb / 15 Sept estelle.farrugia@gov.mt

Social Communication Skills 19 Apr / 7 Aug tiziana.a.baldacchino@gov.mt

Supporting Children with Autism in the Classroom 13 Apr / 7 Sept daniela.delia@gov.mt

Using Communication Systems Effectively and Intro to PECS (Picture Exchange Communication Systems) 11 Jul / 24 Oct estelle.farrugia@gov.mt

Visual Aids & Social Stories 12 Apr / 9 Aug kirsten.m.pulis@gov.mt

See a full schedule of the training courses for 2017 here.

Other SLD courses offered on request:

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Communicating through the Arts
  • Stuttering: Straight Talk to Teachers
  • The child who stutters: To the healthcare provider
  • Total Communication
  • Feeding & Swallowing disorders in children / adults



Positive Parenting Skills Courses
organised by
Agenzija Sedqa


Evening courses start Mon 16 October 2017, at 5:30pm
Morning courses start Wed 18 October 2017, at 9:00am
(total of 5 sessions)
    Time see above
    Location St Joseph Home, Sta Venera
    Cost €12 per person, €20 per couple
Sessions will include subjects like Descriptive Praise, Emotion Coaching and Family Values. For more information click here.



Parenting Skills Courses - There Must be Another Way 
run by Joyce Callus - kidsmalta.com resident expert

Parenting Course 6 - 12 Years: There Must Be Another Way is a professional course covering the psychological, social, emotional and cognitive development of the child from six years to twelve years, as well as common age appropriate issues such as understanding behaviour, enhancing self esteem, cooperation through effective communication, positive discipline , handling conflicts, effective parenting.

Fee for the courses is €35 per person. Since places are limited, booking is on first come first served basis. For booking send cheque to: Joyce Callus, Chanson, Black Sea Street, San Gwann SGN 1853, providing a contact number. All bookings will be confirmed on receipt of payment. Grandparents / carers who are involved in the care of children are welcome.

Any one interested in applying can contact Joyce directly via email here. For more information you may join the Facebook group here.



General Parenting Courses - Maryanne Theuma
organised by In the Family Way - Now also in Naxxar.
(Marianne Theuma - kidsmalta.com resident expert)

Learning skills for life has nothing to do with obtaining certificates in Maths, Languages or any other subject as taught within the education system. Life skills are more oriented towards living a fulfilling life with our own self, our nearest and dearest within the family, our circle of friends or at our workplace. When it comes to family living, the basics of good Parenting are directly related to life skills. These are usually acquired within one’s own family by the age of 5 years. If not addressed at the right time and in the right way, mistakes may make an indelible mark on a child’s character which may then be carried through life. While most families usually try their best, the messages acquired ‘accidentally’ within one’s family at such an impressionable tender age, may not be the optimum to be used through adulthood.

A reliable source is necessary for the teaching of life skills which are considered fit for today’s ever-demanding society. Parents are usually held responsible, but where do they get their training? Parents themselves need to be equipped with the right knowledge. When the proper skills are mastered, parents stay in control of situations, even difficult ones, which are bound to arise one day or other within a family. When parents are confident, they make the best teachers and their children will be the winners in the long run.

To the left is a list of courses being offered by our school at present. There is a wide spectrum of subjects. Parenting is addressed from different aspects. Each course is a valuable source of information which when put together begins to fill up important parts of the great jigsaw puzzle called PARENTING.
Marianne organises several courses and activities, including:
  • Pregnancy
  • Massage Seminar
  • Parent Clubs
  • Counselling
  • Discussion Groups
  • Weekend Kid Club
... and more!
For more information about all courses offered by In the Family Way, click here or contact Marianne directly on 21636735 or 79255445.



Breastfeeding Courses
organised by Melissa Bugeja - kidsmalta.com resident expert

For further details Melissa can be reached on either the website, mobile 99895845 or through her facebook page.



Baby Sensory Classes - Precious Early Learning for Babies
run by Claire Savona
For more information contact Claire on 2144 6217 or 7930 2894 or visit www.babysensory.com/mt



Baby Bonding Classes
run by KidzFirst Malta
Baby Bonding classes are now being held in Malta by a Certified Play Therapist and Parent-Infant Specialist. Enjoy gentle and play techniques to help you and your baby get off to the best start possible together. These classes focus on the attachment bond between you and your baby using the latest evidence-based intervention. Classes are available for mothers who have babies (0 – 8 months). Classes for pregnant women (28+ weeks) are also available.

For more information please contact KidzFirst Malta on email address kidzfirst.mlt@gmail.com or 99688817.



Early Pregnancy Courses
This course is ideal for women who are less than 20 weeks pregnant. The course will give you information on eating well in pregnancy, what to expect in the early weeks and important exercises to carry out while pregnant.
To apply please contact ParentCraft services on 2545 5124.



Childbirth Courses
This course is ideal for women over 20 weeks pregnant. The course offers detailed information on pregnancy, childbirth, baby care and breastfeeding.
To apply please contact ParentCraft services on 2545 5124.



Various Parenting Courses
organised by Mamaknows
Subjects include:
  • Baby Sign Language
  • Cord Blood Banking
  • Comfort Techniques for Labour and Birth
  • Childbirth Preparation Courses
For more information about courses organised by Mamaknows, please visit their website here.



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