Thanks to funding from the Waterloo foundation, we are holding  eight masterclass sessions for teachers, adoptive parents and other professionals to come together to find out about how they can help children build emotional competence and as a result be able to cope more easily with the challenges of being in a school setting. Our sessions will start in October 2023 and be based on new and interesting research from the Neurodevelopmental Assessment Unit (NDAU) in Cardiff.

The NDAU research suggests that when support with emotion recognition is given to children who are neurodiverse or showing characteristics of neurodiversity as a result of their early experiences, it can have a positive impact on their lives in school.  This has been seen in terms of behaviour, self-esteem, ability to self-regulate and the ability to connect and socialise with others.

The masterclasses will be led by Julie Moseley - Education Lead for AUK Cymru, an experienced deputy head teacher and adoptive parent of 3.  In these master classes we will :

  • Hear from Anna Carter an Educational Psychologist at The Family Place (Anna Carter ( who has a particular interest in trauma and education.
  • Learn strategies and resources that schools and families can use to help children and young people with emotion recognition and regulation.
  • Have an opportunity to talk in small groups of parents and professionals, to share experiences and learn from others


Please note that the masterclasses will be run remotely on Microsoft TEAMS and two sessions will be run bilingually.


Register now!

Click here to register

Click on the link above which will take you to a booking page where you can select a date that works for you. Registration is via Eventbrite – you must enter something into each section even if NA.

Please note that where schools, parents and professionals wish to attend the same event together, they would need to register separately.