Accredited Part 2 Shape Coding by Susan Ebbels

November 6th 2018

Course Description

Accredited Shape Coding Part 2

Written & Presented by Susan Ebbels.

This 1 Day Training is open to:

Those who have either attended Shape Coding – Part 1 or have read the published articles and used Shape Coding with a range of children.

It is aimed at Speech and Language Therapists and teachers who have further questions and who wish to advance their knowledge of Shape Coding.

This course is tailor made to the attendees’ needs, so attendees will be asked in advance of the course what areas they wish to focus on. These could include:

  • More discussion of areas covered in the basic course, including problems which have arisen when using the system
  • When to put a shape inside or outside another shape
  • Pronouns (subject, object, reflexive and possessive)
  • Advanced verb work, including combining multiple modals and auxiliaries
  • Passives
  • ‘wh’ questions
  • Negation
  • Complex sentences, including relative clauses
  • Conditional
  • Conjunctions (coordinating and subordinating and the syntax of sentences containing them

Course Fees:

CURRENT RATE - ADVANCED

Early Bird (Until 31st May 2018)                       €257

Advance Rate (From June 1 – July 31st )           €287

Regular  Rate (From July 31 – October 1st )      €329

Payment can be made after booking using Credit Card or Paypal.

If your employer is sponsoring the course, please ask them to email jmorris@catts.ie for payment details.

All places must be paid in advance for courses with overseas presenters.

THIS COURSE IS LIMITED to 30 Places which will be allocated on a First Come, First Served Basis.

Course fees are inclusive of:

  • Access to the 1 Day Training Course presented by Susan Ebbels
  • Light Lunch & snacks on the day
  • Set of Coloured Pencils
  • Course materials


Course Venue

The venue for this course is the CATTS, Ace Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Free parking is available for attendees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Courses that have a pre-requirement (e.g. Open to SLTs or OTs only), will only allow applicants to register, and will then go to our administration system to be approved.  We will then check that the applicant has met the prerequisites and approve their booking.

 

Open courses will allow applicants to register, and get a confirmed booking automatically.

We are happy to work with any organisation’s administrative staff and systems to make it as easy as possible for someone to attend a course.

Please give it PLENTY OF TIME before the cut off for Early Bird or Regular Rates. Depending on how your organisation is funded, there may be multiple levels of administrative approval required even after your own supervisor agrees to it.  Some tips from our experience, to make it run smoothly:

  1. If you are interested, check with your supervisor ASAP. Send them this webpage.
  2. If you will be travelling, check if your organisation can cover accommodation expenses as ex-cost. If not, we are able to quote you directly a full price for the course, plus B&B in the venue hotel on a single invoice. We will discuss and agree with you what you need and will then arrange the best price with the hotel using our discount, which will be passed onto you.
  3. If you need a pro-forma invoice in order to get confirmation from your service of the final amount, we can arrange that in advance.

As a rule of thumb, please allow about 5-6 weeks for this entire process to take place with any given service.

If you are wanting us to bill your employer directly, we are happy to do so.

We can work with any organisation’s administrative staff and systems to make it as easy as possible for someone to attend a course.

Please give it PLENTY OF TIME before the cut off for Early Bird or Regular Rates. Depending on how your organisation is funded, there may be multiple levels of administrative approval required even after your own supervisor agrees to it.

It is a similar process to above (when you want to get reimbursed), but the advantage of course is that you are not needing to pay up front from your own pocket. The only risk in this case is that if your employer takes too long processing, your place may be lost by the time they clear funds.

Some tips from our experience, to make it run smoothly:

  1. If you are interested, check with your supervisor ASAP. Send them this webpage.
  2. If you will be travelling, check if your organisation can cover accommodation expenses as ex-cost. If not, we are able to quote you directly a full price for the course, plus B&B in the venue hotel on a single invoice. We will discuss and agree with you what you need and will then arrange the best price with the hotel using our discount, which will be passed onto your employer.They may have agreements with other venues that can offer a better rate to them, especially if they are HSE funded. In such a case, you may not be located near the training venue.
  3. If you need a pro-forma invoice in order to get confirmation from your service of the final amount, we can arrange that in advance.

As a rule of thumb, please allow about 6-8 weeks for this entire process to take place with any given service as normally there are between 30-45 day payment terms.

Yes you can.  Your booking needs to be completely paid by the cut off for your fee. So Early Bird fees need to be settled in full by the close of the Early Bird date, etc.

Paypal is the most convenient way, however it does incur the PayPal fee of 6.5% on each transaction.  You can also pay by direct debit, which does not incur this. Please contact jmorris@catts.ie if you want to pay in installments once you booked.

Paypal is the most convenient way to pay, however it does incur the PayPal fee of 6.5% on each transaction.

PayPal charges fees on all payments. If you don’t see it as extra, it means it is already built into the price so anyone paying differently is effectively paying 6.5% more than they need to!

We choose to add it, and give people the alternatives of Online SEPA payment, Cheque, Credit Card over phone etc., rather than build the 6.5% into the price for ALL registrants.

We don’t believe this is fair on attendees, and we try to keep the course cost as low as possible.

We based our fees on the price of the course minus the costs of setup.

Where a speaker is coming from another country we price it as much as possible on parity with the rate charged in their home audience.

For European or International Speakers, the rates are always below what it would take an individual to travel to see them on their own.

Open Courses, yes, of course.

If the speaker has requested a closed audience, we may need to check with them on a case by case basis, depending on your year of study, and the demand from practicing professionals to access the course.

All courses are targeted towards a specific audience. If it is open to parents or carers, it will be advertised as such.  Courses that have a pre-requirement will only allow applicants to register, and will then go to our administration system to be approved.

Open courses will allow applicants to register, and get a confirmed booking automatically.