Professor Kirby, chair of Movement Matters UK hosts the DCD UK consensus meeting at University of South Wales on January 26th, 2017.
Professor Kirby delivered a workshop with colleague Derek Grove, from North East Autism Society and Kathy Melling from BASE. This session described first the basics about vocational profiling which Kathy Melling explained clearly and the different stages in this process.
Professor Kirby then went on to describe the key benefits of Do-IT Profiler and how it can help to deliver person-centred and accessible solutions and be used in vocational profiling with supported employment providers. She described how it can provide the means of consistency of delivery and the ability to gain an understanding of both the intrinsic and extrinsic factors and deliver self-managed resources. Derek then describe how he has used the system with individuals with Autism. He told the audience how using the tools has allowed a more in-depth conversation and enabled the people to have more targeted training and support to be ready for employment.
There was positive interest also shown from colleges, specialist providers as well as local councils. They asked how the tools can be used in different settings and examples were given. One group asked could the system be used by those with PMLD and the response was it can capture information from the team around the person as well as recording responses from the person to aid goal setting, monitoring and distance travelled.
In the morning we also heard from Hugh Pullinger and Ed Hawker from DWP about the new Work and Health programme. Both talks discussed the need for personalised approaches to target support and the use of data for service planning. Do-IT Profiler captures information in the context of the person and delivers personalised resources. Someone in the audience remarked on the flexible way the modules can be used and how this can be further contextualised by area and specific service provider.
Professor Amanda Kirby will be speaking at Taunton to health professionals about ADHD and Youth Offending at the Taunton Conference Centre, Somerset College, Wellington Road, Taunton, TA1 5AX on August 24th 2016.
Professor Amanda Kirby will be delivering a workshop and discussing Do-IT Profiler and how it can be used in supported employment settings at the Annual BASE conference on November 16th in Manchester in the afternoon on
Vocational profiling – Back to basics – along with
Kathy Melling (BASE), and Derek Groves (North East Autism Society)
Today I have pitched to HRH Prince Andrew and some amazingly connected and successful people about Do-IT Profiler at Bootcamp
Around 1 million adults in the UK with co-ordination difficulties- many will have grown up knowing that sports, and writing were harder for them but they may not have been formally diagnosed or support given.
The FREE screener is the first standardised tool internationally to be offered to provide some further understanding and links to resources.
We are working closely in association with Movement Matters, Dyspraxia Foundation and the Dyspraxia Association to raise awareness of the talents and skills of people with DCD.
Do-IT Profiler is one of a small number of tech companies that have been shortlisted to pitch at St James Palace to Prince Andrew.http://pitchatpalace.com/pitchpalace-6-0-boot-camp-entrepreneurs/
Webinar on 2nd November (6-6.45pm)
Whole school performance relies on identifying the needs of individual students, planning classes, and ultimately providing a student-centred approach and then tracking their progress and showing impact. This webinar will discuss the rationale for this statement for schools and the research principles that underpin it to highlight the practical implications of how to deliver meaningful and measurable school improvement.
Professor Amanda Kirby will explore the effectiveness of whole child strategies and practices that seek to improve pupil health and wellbeing and offer important benefits for whole-school improvement as well as for pupils measuring their wellbeing in order to enable children to become school ready and life ready.
With 3% of the population and around 1 million adults in the UK with DCD, Do-IT Solutions is launching a free DCD/Dyspraxia screener for adults during Dyspraxia awareness week, working with Dyspraxia Association of Ireland.