R 1,950

Dr Shona Fraser (Neuropsychologist & Clinical Psychologist)

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)
  • HPCSA awards 6 CPD points 

*Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.

R 2,850

Speakers: Annelize Clark & Jeannine Cloete

This interactive workshop will explore typical literacy development and how the learner with literacy difficulties differs. Time will be devoted to the importance of phonological awareness and the value of developing these skills in a fun, interactive manner. The workshop will explore a structured, cumulative and multisensory approach to phonics teaching and provide participants with activity ideas for small groups and individual intervention. The administration of a free screening tool will be demonstrated and attendees will leave with an understanding of the importance of assessment-informed intervention. Further, the importance of reading fluency and vocabulary for comprehension will be discussed and participants will learn how to develop these skills in a structured and engaging way.

  • Venue: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB
  • One and a half day workshop:
  •            05 May 2021 from 13h00 - 16h30 (Registration at 12h30)
  •            06 May 2021 from 08h30 - 15h30  (Registration at 08h00)
  • Bellavista SHARE is a SACE Provider: 11363

    SACE allocates 15 points for this course

    *Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.

R 950

Presenters: Debbie Catto & Daniela Allan 

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V UK) is frequently used to assess children’s cognitive potential. However, it can be difficult to understand how the subtests on this assessment inform academic performance. This workshop, delivered by experienced and skilled remedial therapists, aims to share with educators and professionals an interpretation of what each subtest measures and how this relates to the classroom. In addition, attendees will leave with practical strategies to apply in the remediation of identified areas of weakness.

  • Venue: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB
  • Date: 20 May 2021 
  • Time: 13h00–16h00 (Registration 12h30)
  • HPCSA awards 3 CPD points

*Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.

R 3,650

Presented by Bellavista Staff

This workshop includes the Unicornmaths programme which is a cumulative, structured, multi-sensory numeracy programme for the remediation of mathematical difficulties. It is based on current research and understanding of dyscalculia, and will examine the underlying skill deficits that could affect the learning of mathematics. The workshop will explore a variety of concrete resources that can be used to introduce each mathematical concept in a fully multi-sensory, interactive mode. It will also investigates diagnostic mathematical assessments that inform the writing of Individual Education Plans (IEPs). The workshop is appropriate for educators, remedial therapists and facilitators working with foundation phase learners, and with older pupils experiencing severe difficulty with numbers.

Place: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB

Date:  02 & 03 June 2021

Time: 08h30-15h30  (Registration at 08h00)

Bellavista SHARE is a SACE Provider: 11363

SACE allocates 15 points for this course

Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces

R 3,650

Presenters: Michelle Yudelowitz, Daniella Allan & Anna Tyranes 

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: 30 June & 1 July 2021
  • Time: 08h30–15h30 (Registration 08h00)
  • Bellavista SHARE is a SACE Provider: 11363
  • HPCSA awards 18 CEUs & SACE allocates 15 points

*Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.

R 2,850

Presented by Natalie Solomon, Danella Eliasov, Vanessa Hemp, Judith Ancer, Yael Kadish and Hennie Vorster

  • *6 CPD points applied for 
  • The adolescent brain works and responds to the world differently from the brain of a child or the adult. There are significant differences in brain from the perspective of functioning, wiring  and capacity. During the teen years, our brains change in the way we: remember, think, reason, focus attention, make decisions and relate to others. These Neuro-developmental brain changes set up 4 characteristic qualities particular to adolescence namely:
    • -Novelty seeking
    • -Changes in social engagement
    • -Increased emotional intensity
    • -Changes in creative exploration.
  • Venue: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB
    • One and a half day workshop:
    •            22 June 2021 from 13h00 - 16h30 (Registration at 12h30)
    •            23 June 2021 from 08h30 - 15h30  (Registration at 08h00)
  • *Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.
R 3,650

Presenters: Annelize Clark, Jeannine Cloete and Kalie Naidoo 

Despite a lot of research relating to the development of reading in children, there remains a disconnect between science and classroom practice. Attendees will leave this workshop with a deep understanding of how reading develops from the early childhood years to end of primary school. It includes an understanding of why learning to read is difficult, what the mind does when it reads and how children learn to read and spell, with practical teaching strategies to ensure a solid grounding for reading success.

We will look at what, when and how language skills and word recognition skills need to be taught, from the development of phonological skills to teaching the complex orthography of the English language. Vocabulary, reading fluency and reading comprehension in the classroom will be discussed and teaching strategies will be shared. An interdisciplinary team comprised of a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Remedial Therapist will explore practical strategies to support the progression from oral language to word reading and writing.

  • Venue: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB
  • Date: 22 & 23 July 2021
  • Time: 08h30–15h30 (Registration 08h00)

*Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.