This group of courses is suitable for Clinical Psychologists and professionals working with children with developmental delays, cognitive disorders and Autism Spectrum disorder.
The below courses are designed to meet the growing needs of Allied Health practitioner who seeks continuously improving their knowledge and learn new skills.
The 5 days training teach Professional Psychologists the principles and techniques to perform the The ADOS, For assessment of children, the program is developed by Dr. Catherine Lord and colleagues, is used globally as the gold standard instrument for the observation, assessment, and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) across the lifespan. The ADOS-2 enhances the original measure with revised algorithms for greater sensitivity and specificity, updated protocols with clearer guidelines for administration and coding ease, and a new Toddler module for assessments with children between 12 and 30 months who are not using simple phrases.
When Psychologists perform standardized psychological assessments for children with developmental delays or as a requirement for school support the results are made available to other professionals, parents and teachers. It is important that professionals, parents and teachers understand the meaning of scores and interpretation of these assessments. This training workshop provides a description of common terms used to describe test performance. You are also encouraged to understand the functional results of a Psychological Reports.
The Workshop Discusses informed consent, access to treatment information, and the rights of birth parents or foster parents to participate in a child’s treatment. It also teach the signs and symptoms to recognise child abuse and the reporting process. It includes recommendations for solving many of the problems mental health services providers face. Everyone working with children should understand the ethical dilemmas that may occur when working with children, youth, and families, it will also help social workers, psychologists, behavioral therapists to achieve a more ethical stance in professional practice with information on basic theories. It describes approaches to ethical decision-making and discusses common practice dilemmas, including confidentiality and informed consent, client rights, equality, private practice, and more.
This session will provide an overview of the field of dyslexia and answer questions such as what is dyslexia, and how can I identify and deal with dyslexia in the classroom and at home. The session will therefore provide a range of strategies and intervention.
There are a number of associated issues which will be touched on in this talk including: self-esteem, getting the task ‘right’, learning preferences, emotional literacy and developing intrinsic motivation.
It is important that the student/child take responsibility for his /her own learning as this can pave the way for intrinsic motivation, which is always more successful than external rewards. This presentation will also focus on these issues and highlight the need for student autonomy.
This training teach participants the basic skills to perform a Developmental screening which is a short test to tell if a child is learning basic skills when he or she should, or if there are delays. Screening should be for all children. Screening is used to pick up early signsof a disorder and intervene through appropriate referral and intervention. American Academy of paediatrics recommends screening at 9, 18 and 24 (or 30) months and other visits as appropriate The Workshop covers all aspects of developmental delays and the screenings tools.