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R 2,950

Purchase a subscription for any 10 online talks or short courses, and 3 webinars of your choice. This will give you a minimum of 30 HPCSA CEUs, peace of mind that your professional development is on track, and of course a financial saving.

If you are an organisation or a school looking for a subscription for your professional staff, please email share@bellavistaschool.co.za with your name and contact number, and we will put a package together with you as per your staff development needs. The cost for organisation/school packages are as follows:

Up to 20 Participants: R22500 per year

For 20 - 40 participants: R45000 per year

*excludes long courses (Issie Senses and Award in Literacy and Dyslexia) and virtual intervention programmes


R 295
Online Talk
Speakers: Debbie Catto (Ed Psych), Annelize Clark (OT/Teacher), and Jeannine Cloete (Remedial Therapist)

The transition to Grade Four is well-known to be difficult for many children and, for those with gaps in their foundation skills or with specific learning difficulties, it can be the time when things really fall apart. This talk will consider the reasons why some children struggle with the transition into Grade Four, focusing specifically on cognitive, emotional and literacy development of children at this stage as well as the academic demands made on them. Practical ideas of how to support these children will be discussed from a psychologist, parent, teacher, and remedial therapist's point of view.

HPCSA awards 3 CEUs

The talk will be available for 30 days from registration. 

R 295
Online Talk
Speakers: Educational Psychologists Lesley Rosenthal and Hennie Vorster

Bullying is understood to be a form of interpersonal aggression, which takes many forms, serves different functions and is manifested in different patterns of relationships. It occurs in multiple situations such as schools, the workplace, and families. In this presentation, Lesley and Hennie will look at understanding social cruelty, the roles of the different people involved in the bullying process and the role of the parent. Strategies for therapists, teachers and parents on handling bullying and conflict will be shared.

HPCSA awards 3 CEUs

The talk will be available for 30 days from registration. 

R 295
Online Talk
Presenter: Natalie Solomon 

Anxiety disorders are the most common of all child and adolescent mental health disorders. It is estimated that approximately 10 percent of children aged 13–18 have a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Anxiety if left untreated is corrosive and toxic to the brain and body and can lead to many functioning impairments. This talk is going to focus on identifying and responding to childhood anxiety. It with try to make sense of children’s anxieties and fears from a developmental framework and explore its various manifestations. Finally, some ideas for intervention will be elucidated.

HPCSA Awards 3 CEU's 

The talk will be available for 30 days from registration.

R 295
Online Talk
Speaker: Professor André Venter

This presentation will address the impact of trauma in the first 1000 days of life. It will explore the impact of the ‘toxic uterus’ – a term developed by Professor Venter. Further, it will investigate the impact of abuse and neglect on the developing brain and briefly look at HIV and trauma.

HPCSA awards 3 CEUs

The talk will be available for 30 days from registration. 

R 295
Online Talk
Speaker: Kalie Naidoo

The British Dyslexia Association estimates that approximately 10% of the population is affected by dyslexia, indicating that roughly two to three learners in each class of thirty are likely to be dyslexic. It is therefore essential that educators, health professionals and parents are equipped to identify, support, and advocate for these learners. This presentation will explore the underlying cognitive processes affected by dyslexia, the subsequent impact on the individual’s learning as well as the observable manifestations of the difficulty. It will also look at some myths surrounding dyslexia.

HPCSA Awards 3 CEU's

The talk will be available for 30 days from registration. 

R 295
Online Talk
Speaker: Dr Shona Fraser

Polyvagal Theory proposes that the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system provides the neurophysiological substrates for the emotional experiences of social behaviour. Social connectedness evolved as the primary biological imperative for mammals in their pursuit of survival. The Polyvagal Theory links the evolution of the autonomic nervous system to affective experience, emotional expression, facial gestures, vocal communication, and contingent social behaviour, underlying attachment. Polyvagal Theory proposes a biological basis for social behaviour and an intervention strategy to enhance positive social behaviour.

HPCSA awards 3 CEUs

The talk will be available for 30 days from registration. 

R 295
Online Talk
Speakers: Natalie Herb and Jodi Sheer 

Vocabulary is learned from birth. But why do so many children struggle to express themselves? Why is it so important to have a good vocabulary? And if a child does not have a good vocabulary, what are the implications for learning, and what can we do to help?

This talk explores the meaning of vocabulary, how children develop a word bank, and the practical implications for reading and spelling. The presenters will share evidence-based support strategies to support struggling learners.

HPCSA Awards 3 CEU's

This talk will be available 30 days from registration.

R 295
Online Talk
Speakers: Karen Archer and Lauren Davis

Learners with ASD have a different, not defective, way of thinking. This conversation will introduce Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and briefly look at the changes in the diagnostic criteria and levels classification. The cognitive, emotional and social profile of learners with ASD will be discussed. We will explore how girls and boys on the spectrum present differently to one another and how schools, health professionals, and parents are able to collaboratively support ASD learners.

HPCSA awards 3 CEUs

The talk will be available for 30 days from registration. 

R 395
Online Short Course
Speaker: Luke Lamprecht

By law, all professionals are required to report child abuse and abuse of children and adults with disabilities. Keeping an ethical frame with outside/ additional intrusions on client confidentiality is a complex process and causes a great deal of anxiety in the practitioner, particularly in a system that is often very hard to navigate. This course will equip the practitioner with the relevant legislation, protocol for investigation and the various ages of consent that come into play when having to report abuse.

HPCSA awards 3 Ethics Points

The talk will be available for 30 days from registration. 
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