This is a short course for parents on how to do paired reading with your child at home. Paired Reading is an evidence-based approach to reading that benefits the child's reading fluency, reading comprehension, and self-confidence. It is a fun bonding time with no added school pressures.
Speaker: Hennie Vorster
Fathers (or other close male role models) have a crucial role to play in the cognitive, social, and emotional development of young people. In this informative talk, we examine the difficulties that may arise from a lack of positive male role models for children, while exploring practical tools to assist parents and educators as they seek to foster positive male role models in their children’s lives.
Speaker: Professor André Venter
Many children who have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are treated on medication. This talk will focus on the aspects of ADHD which in itself impose barriers on learning, and the co-morbid learning disorders often found in these children. Often there are unrealistic expectations to the extent medication may address some of these barriers. The role of medication for ADHD and its possible positive effects on learning barriers will be discussed. On the other hand, unrealistic expectations of this intervention will also be highlighted.
Speaker: Tammy Copeland
In this presentation, Tammy explores some of the parenting literature with a focus on the significance of the attachment relationship, the development of self-esteem and building independence. She also explores some common parenting dilemmas.