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R 150

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.

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R 150

Speaker: Melodie de Jager

This talk focuses on the intricate causes of child behaviours through looking at the brain and the neurological system. You will gain a better understanding of a child's brain functioning, how pathways are mapped out and how these affect behaviour in the classroom or at home. Dr de Jager's motto for the talk: If a child could, he would.

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R 150

Speaker: Casha Meintjies

Peripheral vision may be the most important aspect of the visual process, although it is often overlooked as it is not formally evaluated in a standard eye exam. This talk will highlight the role of the peripheral visual pathway in the vision process and how it can impact an individual’s ability to read and learn.

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R 150

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.

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R 150

Speaker: Professor Andre Venter

The clinical features of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and that of anxiety disorders in children are different, yet there are many symptoms that may overlap.  In fact, the one condition could mimic the other if a diagnosis is made without taking all the relevant information into consideration. Anxiety is the most common co-morbidity of ADHD in children, but it may also be the sole cause of the sudden onset of symptoms that appear to have ADHD-type characteristics.  In addition, anxiety complicates the management of children with ADHD who present with both. This presentation will focus on the clinical presentation and management of both conditions and highlight how each diagnosis could impair learning.

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R 150

Speaker: Sasha Mannion

Pharmacogenetics is the science of using your genetic code to guide the effective and safe dosing of medication. DNAlysis Biotechnology has brought this technology to South Africa with their Medcheck DNA test, providing healthcare practitioners with the tools they need to optimise patient care. This presentation will provide insight into the science of pharmacogenetics and how it can impact the lives of children and adults taking prescription medications.

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R 150

Speakers: Amy Coleman and Danielle Gluckman

The prevalence of anxiety disorders amongst school-aged children is on the rise, both in South Africa and across the globe. This debilitating condition impacts irrevocably on the young person’s academic success as well as their social and emotional development. This presentation will focus on the influence a child’s sensory system has on anxiety and the emotional well-being of the learner in the classroom.

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R 150

Speaker: Dr Sharon Moonsamy 

In the 21st century, most of us function in a highly technical environment, with the support of the latest smartphones, tablets and computers. We rely heavily on electronics to keep ourselves scheduled, organized and at the forefront of changing technology. Can this replace the capacity of our working memory or do we still need to enhance our brain’s executive functions, including working memory? With the advancement in knowledge, there will be an overwhelming cognitive burden of storing so much information in our heads. Dr. Moonsamy will explore how we can harness the capacity of our working memory in order to make it an efficient instrument to support learning and everyday functioning.

There are no CEU points for this talk. Navigate to CPD accredited courses to earn points.

R 150

Presenter: Mitzi Hollander

In this presentation Mitzi will use a case study to explore brain injury and its impact on everyday life. Motor vehicle accidents, concussion and exposure to environmental toxins can all exhibit similar symptoms of brain injury. Mitzi will discuss the most common symptoms of a wide spectrum of brain injuries such as fatigue, memory loss and impaired executive functions. She will delve into key elements that are often overlooked in the rehabilitation process - exposure to sunlight, sleep, oxygen, exercise and nutrition.

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R 150

Speaker: Natalie Herb

The Tomatis® Method, a programme designed to improve listening, was developed by Dr Alfred Tomatis, a French Otolaryngologist. The method is used as a therapeutic tool at Bellavista School, in conjunction with Speech and Occupational Therapy. In this presentation, Natalie will use case study vignettes to share Bellavista’s experience of the method as a therapeutic intervention. Parents, educators and health professionals will leave with a deeper understanding of the anatomical underpinnings of the method and its application in a therapeutic context. 

There are no CEU points for this talk. Navigate to CPD accredited courses to earn points.
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