Aug 202013
 

This symposium held at The University of Pretoria on 29, and 30 August 2013, is an opportunity for Health Care Professionals to gain a better understanding of the intervention in early childhood. Presentations and case studies will be done by multi-disciplinary team members, to gain a holistic view of intervention and to understand your role in a multi-disciplinary team.

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding development and pathology of the young child
  • Understanding the functioning of the multi-disciplinary team in early childhood interventions
  • Ascertaining your role within the multi-disciplinary team regarding early childhood interventions


Course Content:

Day 1

  • Brain development – Prof Izelle Smuts, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Pretoria
  • The role of the nurse in early childhood – Dr Carin Maree and Ronel Leech, Department of Nursing Science, University of Pretoria
  • Early intervention: Past, present and future – Prof Alta Kritzinger, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria
  • Focus areas in occupational therapy evaluation – Speaker to be confirmed
  • What do I see with my little eye? – Dr Marissa Willemse, Ophthalmologist
  • Is Development Coordination Disorder applicable within the South African context?  – Mrs Helena du Preez, Physiotherapist

Day 2

  • Genetics: Can it explain everything? – Dr Engela Honey, Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria
  • Communication in the young child – Ms Esedra Strasheim, Speech and Language Therapist
  • Nutrition in the young child – Ms Janine van Niekerk, Dietician
  • The natural way – Speaker to be confirmed
  • Two case study presentations – Speaker to be confirmed
  • Ethical reasoning when working with children – Dr David Reynders, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Pretoria

Parallel Session: 30 August 2013

Assessment of Driver’s with Disabilities (registered for 7 CEU’s with the HPCSA):Presented by Caroline Rule

This workshop is an opportunity for Health Care Professionals to gain a better understanding of the driving implications for people with  disabilities. Therapists will be equipped to make informed decisions regarding clients with disabilities that wish to return to driving.
Topics:

  • Legislation (Road Traffic Act, HPCSA guidelines, licensing procedures, PRDP licenses)
  • Physical assessment (driving controls, visual screening)
  • Cognitive assessment
  • On-road driving test

Entry Requirements:

Experience in the field of Health Care

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