The power of play and stimulation – the importance of developing IQ and EQ in children

Time : 09:00 – 12:00
Length of Training : 3 Hours
Type of Training : CPD 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


This workshop will focus on expanding the traditional notions of IQ (which has always focused on cognitive-logical academic type learning) to include Multiple Intelligences and Emotional Intelligence. The malleability of IQ and EQ will be discussed, and the importance of appropriate, well considered play opportunities and stimulation will be highlighted.

This workshop was designed to provide insight into the shifting notion that traditional IQ scores should not be held in such high regard when considering overall development and preparing children for a successful life. Attendees will gain an understanding of Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences and Goleman’s theory of Emotional Intelligence. Some strategies for providing play opportunities and stimulation to assist a child to develop holistically (cognitively, socially, emotionally, morally and physically) will be included.


Melanie Smith (Psychometrist and Reading Therapist)

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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