R 3,650

Presenters: Kalie Naidoo, Geraldine Cruickshank & Venisha Naran

RAVE-O (Reading through Automaticity, Vocabulary, Engagement and Orthography) is a literacy programme based on the science of the brain and reading. It is an evidenced based intervention for learners struggling to read in Grades 1 to 5 and has shown to be effective across socio-economic, cultural and home language backgrounds.

This workshop will illuminate the neurological underpinnings of the programme, providing insight into the reading brain and the strategies proven to improve literacy. It doesn’t include the RAVE-O materials, which are available to purchase through an independent supplier.

  • Venue: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB
  • Date: 3 & 4 February 2021
  • Time: 08h30–15h30 (Registration 08h00)

*Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.

R 1,950

Presented by Tammy Copeland, Alison Scott, Sarah Ohlsen de Fine & Roseen Ress

*Applying for 6 CPD points

Specific learning disorders are neurodevelopmental disorders that generally begin during school-age, although may not be recognized until adulthood. Learning disabilities refers to ongoing problems in one of three areas, reading, writing and math, which are foundational to one’s ability to learn. This workshop will explore the topics of dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and non-verbal learning disorders and how to accommodate learners with such profiles and will be relevant to all educators and health professionals working with children.

  • Venue: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB
  • Date: 3 March 2021
  • Time: 08h30–15h30 (Registration 08h00)
  • *Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.
R 3,650

Annelize Clark, Jeannine Cloete, Margareta Holleran & Natasha Joao

Early literacy and early numeracy are two important skill areas that develop during the early childhood period. Both are critical for early school success, and appear to be related to one another. There is growing evidence that both early literacy and early numeracy skills are strong predictors of children’s long-term achievement with early numeracy emerging as the strongest predictor of later success. During this workshop, we will explore the necessary skills needed for learning to read and write,  and to do arithmetic in formal schooling. Theory will guide us on a developmental trajectory with both mathematics and literacy, and we will explore various fun activities and practical strategies to enhance these skills in the early years and reception year.  This workshop is relevant to all health professionals, educators, parents and caregivers.

  • Venue: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB
  • Date: 16 & 17 March 2021
  • Time: 08h30–15h30 (Registration 08h00)
  • *Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.

R 1,950

Studying the brain to understand the mind

Dr Shona Fraser (Neuropsychologist & Clinical Psychologist)

*Applying for 6 CPD points

This workshop will be divided into four main areas, namely: Functional Neuroanatomy which will explore the structure and functions of the hemispheres and lobes. Neuropsychological Syndromes will discuss the disorders of language, memory, attention, spatial cognition, and executive functioning. The last two sections will delve into Neuropsychological Assessment and Neuropsychological Interventions.

Dr Fraser completed her PhD in Neuropsychology focusing on the rehabilitation of working memory deficits in children at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She has worked on the Wits Academic Hospital circuit and Tara Hospital.

  • Venue: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB
  • Date: 29 April 2021
  • Time: 08h30 – 15h30 (Registration 08h00)

*Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.