Great result from the first parent/ child funded pilot!
The massage pilot took place from Friday the 24th of May until Friday the 19th June in a primary school in South Ayrshire. The children participating were aged between 6 and 8 years old. None of the children who participated had ever engaged in peer massage, or massage with their parents before.
Eight families participated in the pilot with either a mother or grandmother attending for each family. For one family both a grandmother and mother attended all sessions, and for another a father attended in the last session, so he too could be involved in the massage routine at home.
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News from Dougie Mirfin, East Ayrshire:
“I have just collected some parent data following the teaching of MISP in one school in East Ayrshire. Just wanted to share with you as this school has small classes of autistic children too. It has been really positive.”
New! Mini MISP Practitioner Course, 18th May, 9.15am – 4pm, The Village Nursery, West Linton. Adapted version of MISP for 2 & 3 year olds, open to MISP Instructors, IAIM Instructors and nursery staff working with that age group.
(May 2019 miniMISP Registration form)
Saturday 2nd March 10:30-12:30
Jury’s Inn, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow G1 4QG
Mini MISP Workshop 13:30-16:30
2nd & 3rd November in Glasgow
Aberdeen & Dundee area
Next MISA meeting will be on Thursday, 27th Sept, 7pm in Falkirk, Great Western Hotel.
28th & 29th April, Edinburgh
3rd & 4th November, Glasgow
More dates will be added as necessary
In-house training available on request
To download the new leaflet for MISP, click below or on image.
MISP Leaflet (print-only pdf)
MISP Leaflet (editable version of pdf, for adding address)
MISA International Conference
London 6 May 2017
Continuing Education Day
London 7 May 2017
Speakers and details in this MISA Conference poster (kindly note that you need to select your ‘Non-member’ ‘Instructor’ or ‘Trainer’ category and the number of days you wish to attend)
Scottish Borders schools update
Here is an update of what I have been doing in the schools.
48 out 61 Borders schools accepted my invite to take part in the MISP which is being mainly funded by Cash for Kids at Radio Borders. Scotia Chiropractors is also helping to fund this.
I have set up a Community Interest Company CIC with Scotia Chiropractors to enhance our chances of receiving funding to deliver the programme in the Border Schools.
I am currently rolling the programme out in the Primary one classes, by delivering a 4 week taster session to the schools. This is happening throughout this academic year 2016/17. With future funding hopefully coming through the CIC, this will enable us to continue to invite schools to take part in the programme on a yearly basis, but delivering a 6-8 week block instead of just 4 weeks. I will always deliver to Primary one classes, with a review session for the Primary 2 class and it will then filter through the school year on year. Read on here