Workshops – Complimentary FULL DAY
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre, Fourways, Johannesburg
GLOBAL SCALES OF EARLY DEVELOPMENT (GSED)
Workshop fully booked
Lecture Room 15
Melissa Gladstone - United Kingdom
Vanessa Cavellera - Switzerland
The Global Scales for Early Development (GSED) is a new package by the World Health Organization that enables us to monitor the development of children up to three years of age, in a standardized way. Hear from expert teams, how this culturally neutral tool represents a global solution to collating data… a tool that enables researchers, programs and countries to change the way we measure early childhood development thus strengthening the support for investment in young children and their families.
WHO/UNICEF CARE FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Jane Lucas - United States of America
Sheila Manji - WHO, Switzerland
Lama Charafeddine - Lebanon
Wiedaad Slemming - South Africa
Nomsa Thawla - South Africa
The most important window of opportunity for ensuring optimal development and preventing risk of long-term damage, is from pregnancy through to the first 5 years of life. Health encounters during this time may represent the only opportunity for professionals to positively influence a family’s efforts to promote early childhood development. This workshop brings to us the trainers and developers of the package, to share latest evidence on how these vital skills can be taught to caregivers.
International Guide for Monitoring and Supporting Child Development Course (GMCD)
Kgotla 1 & Kgotla 2
Ezgi Özalp Akın - Turkey
Amruta Bandal - India
Karyn Choy - Guatemala
Mary Jane - South Africa
Sara Hernandez - Guatemala
Leera Lobo - India
Ashwini Marathe - India
Mphelekedzeni Mulaudzi - South Africa
Revan Mustafa - Turkey
Anushree Sane - India
Maria Sheila Sono - South Africa
Roopa Srinivasan - India
The international GMCD is a unique package that pioneers an individualized, comprehensive approach to monitor and support children’s development. Based on bioecological, family-centered, strengths-based theories, the GMCD acknowledges families as experts of their children’s development and supports service providers in strengthening a compassionate, trusting, working partnership with the family around supporting child development. The GMCD uses an open-ended interview technique and strengths-based, individualized, culturally adaptable interventions. The National Institute of Health (NIH) funded international GMCD study has standardized and validated the GMCD in diverse countries (Argentina, India, South Africa and Turkey) eliminating the need for re-standardization or re-validation. To date, the GMCD training has included service providers from many countries. This one-day course will provide participants with information, skills and attitudes to use the GMCD and a roadmap on how to incorporate the GMCD in their communities and countries.
PARENT MEDIATED INTERVENTIONS
Workshop fully booked
Lecture Room 8
Chiara Servilli - WHO, Geneva
Dineo Mosiane - South Africa
Juliet Carter- South Africa
Koyeli Sengupta - India
Liezl Schlebusch - South Africa
Pamela Dixon - U.S.A
Tumelo Leeuw - South Africa
Parent-mediated interventions in Autism are the need of the hour in LMICs. This workshop will focus on models of parent-mediated intervention and will include perspectives from various stakeholders- researchers, specialist and community-based trainers, and caregiver voices.
GENDER AND SEXUALITY
Ramzi Nasir - United Kingdom
Simon Pickstone-Taylor - South Africa)
Claire Fourie - South Africa
Joachim Ntetmen - Cameroon
Cole Goldberg - South Africa
In many parts of the world, sexuality is a sensitive topic. As child development professionals, we are a trusted source of information for young people, families, educators, and policy makers.
In this workshop we will review sexuality from the perspective of neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals. The focus will be on practical approaches for clinical care, education and advocacy adapted to local context. We will hear from professionals , caregivers and young people sharing their experience (including lived experience).
New to Wheelchair Seating and Positioning
Lecture Room 16
Erica Conibear - South Africa
Aimee Smale - South Africa
Tumi Matlou - South Africa
Kgomotso Matlou - South Africa
Length of the workshop
7 hours, CPD accredited
Shonaquip Social Enterprise is a local manufacturer of assistive technology whose ecosystem approach enables inclusion of children with disabilities and their families across South Africa.
This New to Seating workshop, facilitated by experienced seating practitioners aims to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate posture and mobility device provision and 24-hour positioning principles as a powerful tool to successful early intervention, inclusion and participation.
The training will serve as an introduction to mobility devices provision aligned to the recently published WHO Guidelines, including the basic steps of assessing users for appropriate devices. The benefits of appropriate seating as well as the risks associated with poor positioning will be explored. This workshop will serve as an introduction to discovering how appropriate positioning can open up a world of play and learning for children with disabilities.
Seats are limited and subject to availability.
14:00 - 16:00
R 4 500.00 (USD250)