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Overview

A 2-day Workshop: Interventions for Children with Learning Difficulties across Academic, Social & Emotional Domains by Dr Susan Lowe

Many children and adolescents are challenged by the academic, social and emotional expectations of teachers, parents and peers. This may exacerbate learning difficulties and render children and adolescents less able to cope.

This 2-day practical workshop will equip participants with knowledge and skills in assessments and interventions for children and adolescents who experience learning difficulties across academic, social and emotional domains. Participants will learn how Information Processing difficulties affect academic skills, social competence and emotional regulation. In particular, the Perceive, Recall, Plan, Perform (PRPP) system of task analysis will be taught, to guide assessments leading to effective occupational therapy interventions and teaching programming.

Lastly, the workshop will also cover universal design for learning, for occupational therapists, educational psychologists and other paediatric healthcare professionals to work in authentic partnership with classroom teachers.


Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the functional areas of concern for children who experience learning difficulties within academic, social and emotional domains
  • Grasp key principles of contextual assessment, for therapists who are based in clinics as well as in school settings
  • Develop a strategic intervention approach to support engagement in learning across domains based on information processing theory.
  • Learn specific skills in addressing academic, social and emotional issues:
    • Academic skills such as handwriting and writing, staying focused, remembering and following instructions and completing tasks within expected time frames
    • Social skills such as making and keeping friends, problem-solving, self-organising for structured and unstructured activities
    • Emotional skills such as self-regulating feelings of anxiety and anger as well as being resilient

Who Should Attend

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Educational Therapists
  • Healthcare professionals who are currently practising in the field of paediatrics, child and adolescent mental health
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the programme, and
  • Undertake the non-credit assessment during the workshop

Schedule

Workshop Day 1

Time Topic
8:30 am Registration and Introduction
9:00 am

Occupational Framework for Service Delivery

  • Occupations and occupational roles of a school-going child
  • Demands and expectations of the school context
10:30 am

Tea Break

11:00 am

Information Processing Theory

  • Information processing theory and learning difficulty
  • Relationship between information processing and learning in:
  1. Academic skills
  2. Social competence
  3. Emotional regulation
12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm

Occupational Therapy Assessment

  • Authentic assessment for schools
  • Collaborative assessments with teachers and parents
3:00 pm

Tea Break

3:30 pm

Occupational Therapy Assessment, based on Perceive, Recall, Plan, Perform (PRPP) System of Task Analysis

  • Gathering assessment data, based in clinic and in school
  • How assessment guides occupational therapy intervention or teacher programming
4:45 pm Q & A and Summary
5:30 pm End of Day 2 Workshop


Workshop Day 2

Time Topic
8:30 am

Registration and Recap of Day 1

9:00 am

Occupational Therapy Intervention, based on Perceive, Recall, Plan, Perform (PRPP) System of  Intervention

  • Principles underlying effective intervention
  • Establish, document, monitor and report on functional goals in school context
  • Provision of services (school-based and clinic-based)
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am

Occupational Therapy Intervention: Academic Skills (Based on PRPP System of Intervention)

  • Effective strategies to increase successful participation in handwriting and writing occupations
12:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm

Occupational Therapy Intervention: Social Competence (Based on PRPP System of Intervention)

  • Effective strategies to increase competence and confidence in making and keeping friends
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm

Occupational Therapy Intervention: Emotional Regulation (Based on PRPP System of Intervention)

  • Effective strategies to increase capacity to manage feelings such as anxiety and anger
4:45 pm Assessment (Quiz) and Wrap-Up
5:30 pm End of Day 2 Workshop

Fees

Category

Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$1,284 $385.20 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,284 $385.20 $145.20
Non-Singaporeans $1,284 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Terms & Conditions for SkillsFuture Course Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, Academic Plaza, SR2P, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 22 Mar 2018 (Thu) to
23 Mar 2018 (Fri)

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