Chatterbox Club

A family social occasion providing the opportunity for children to meet with others of a similar age for group speech therapy. Sessions are delivered by qualified speech and language therapists who have specialist training in the specific communication needs of people who have Down’s syndrome. If you do not enroll for the SLT sessions, you are welcome to join us for all the other activities, coffee and a chat. Feel free to pop a donation in the box at the refreshments counter towards the cost of running the club, which includes arts and craft activities provided by Venture Arts (http://www.venturearts.org) and yoga. Teachers and TAs welcome – the activities modeled in these sessions are suitable to be used in educational settings.  
 

If you would like more information about Chatterbox,  email contact@dsmanchester.org.uk

Venue:

Emmanuel Community Church
55 Green Lane, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 3LH.

  • Coffee is served between 9.30am - 12pm
  • Craft activities between 10am - 12pm

Sing and Sign sessions: In June, we will be saying goodbye to Tina, who has been doing our sing and sign sessions for 12 years! We will be having one large goodbye session for everyone in the main hall from 10.30-11am

  • Yoga: 11.50 - 12:30 NO YOGA IN FEBRUARY

Arts and Crafts, delivered by Venture Arts, are funded from April 2017 - April 2019 by the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity.

Dates for 2019:
Jan 26, Feb 23, March 23, April 27, May 18, June 22, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 7 

Themes:
Jan - weather
Feb - who?
March - minibeasts
April - spring/easter
May - furniture / prepositional lang around the home
June - swimming/water

To enrol for Chatterbox January—Jun 2019, please contact Adelisa at: enrol@dsmanchester.org.uk by January 12 at the latest

“It’s nice to come to a group that you feel you can relax with your child and their siblings because they are totally accepted and their challenges are warmly welcomed. The fact that you can have a drink, delicious snacks, share fun with other families plus help your children, do activities, crafts, play with great toys, plus do yoga, signing and also have access to excellent speech therapists is priceless. Finally, having the opportunity to attend training events is invaluable. Supports us in life and has been totally amazing!”