School Readiness

Time : 12:00 – 16:00
Length of Training : Half Day
Type of Training : Workshop
Who should attend

Anyone with an interest in working with children: Psychologists, Psychometrists, Registered Counsellors, Intern Psychology students, Teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Parents

Course Overview:

The formative years of a child’s life are vital and can never be fully recaptured at a later stage. From birth to around seven years of age is a time period where young minds and hearts are impacted and shaped, laying the foundations for the journey ahead. The acquisition of language, problem solving abilities, numeracy, motor skills, concentration abilities, reading, writing and perceptual skills are measurable in terms of developmental milestones, and have been shown to grow in proportion to the cognitive stimulation that a child receives. Less publicised, yet critical benefits of this process includes a child’s positive attitude towards learning, which can be instilled in these formative years that will have a positive impact on their education and personal development on the whole.

This workshop aims to focus on early education and learning. Education is essentially about enhancing learning. We cannot however, educate effectively without understanding the neuroprocesses involved in learning.

Learning is life-long – however, starting off formal education with a strong foundation is key to success in learning. Thus it can be said that “School-Readiness” is the foundation of each learner’s success in school. The identification of children’s state of “School-Readiness” will be discussed in detail in the workshop. As each child is unique, we need to understand the different types of intelligence and its effect on learning and development. This will also be a major focus of the workshop.

It is crucial that the assessment of school readiness includes a holistic view of both formal and informal evaluations of your child’s abilities. The workshop will discuss how children develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually and how to identify and assist children with developing in each domain. Interventions strategies, classroom strategies and therapy techniques will be identified.

Disclaimer: Presenters and attendees of all CPD activities must please note that the attainment of continuing education units (CEUs) does not licence any professional to practice outside their official scope of practice. CEUs are intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals but do not constitute professional training.

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