Region 9  Contact

Chair: Georgina Hood
Deputy:  Georgie Scully
Tel: 08456 43 44 41
Email:msalondon@montessori.org.uk
Counties: London

Review of MSA London Winter Workshop
“Neurological disorders and Eureka Learning Systems”

On Saturday 28th January 2017, Rose House Montessori, Chapel on the Hill, hosted the MSA London Winter Workshop. Dr Lyn Thijsse (DEd (psychology of education); BEd. (Hons); CPsychol) presented at the event. She spoke in depth about Neurodevelopmental disorders and a way to address these within the Montessori learning environment. Dr Thijsse spoke in depth about her studies as a teacher and Educational Psychologist in South Africa and the development of the Eureka Learning System (ELS). She covered a variety of Special Educational Needs including Autism, ADHD, the similarities and differences in communication and auditory processing and working memory problems. We spoke in depth about the characteristics children need to prepare them as they move through formal schooling and how to support children appropriately if any disorders may disrupt this process.

Dr Thijsse introduced the Eureka Learning System, how it complements Montessori and can support children with developmental delay. ELS is an individualised learning programme for children who require educational therapeutic intervention in order to meaningfully engage in their learning environment. The Montessori teachers who attended found the training inspiring and educational. We all left with an eagerness to engage further with the Eureka Learning System. To find out more please visit: https://eurekalearningsystems.com/

Miss Jacqui Tsang
Head of Nursery, The Gower School

London Meetings

Next meeting dates (please click on the links below to find out more)

Saturday 4 November 2017 – Creativity with Deb Hoy (joint meeting with and Middlesex, Bucks and Oxon region)

Saturday 27 January 2018 –  The benefits of the Work Cycle with Barbara Isaacs at Paint Pots, The Boltons