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The Developmental Hierarchy to Learning and Executive Functioning Skills: Queenstown - April 16, 17, 2020

This two-day workshop will inform and provide tools to educator with regards to understanding a student’s learning behavior from Grade RR to Grade 3. Information will cover the necessary developmental pieces to consider in order for a student’s brain to be ready for learning and paying attention. The impact of trauma and socio-economic status on learning behavior will be included. A specific observational tool for teachers to use in primary grades including the toolkit necessary for improving student learning behavior in the earlier years, will be part of the “lab” experience on the second day.

Registration opens: January 15, 2020

Target Audience: Educators, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Psychologists

Educational Level: Intermediate

Pre-Requisites: None

Number of participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Group Discussion, Practice Lab

Assessment: Complete Workshop Feedback Form

Contact Hours: 12

Certificate of Attendance will be provided

Fee: Contact marelise@southbourne.co.za

Day 1:

  • 08.30 to 09.00am – Welcome, meet and greet
  • 09.00 to 10.45am – What is Executive Functioning? Theories and Components
  • 10.45 to 11.00am – Break
  • 11.00 to 12.00am – Executive Functioning and the Brain
  • 12.00 to 13.00pm – How do we develop Math Skills?
  • 13.00 to 14.00pm – Lunch
  • 14.00 to 14.45pm – How do we develop Reading Skills?
  • 14.45 to 15.45pm – Writing and Written Expression
  • 15.45 to 16.00pm – Break
  • 16.00 to 16.30pm – Case Vignette

Day 2:

  • 08.30 to 09.30am – Developmental Assessment for Teachers
  • 09.30 to 11.00am – Developmental Hierarchy
  • 11.00 to 11.30am – Morning Break
  • 11.30 to 13.00pm – Interventions to promote executive functions and learning
  • 13.00 to 14.00pm – Lunch
  • 14.00 to 15.45pm – Interventions to promote executive functions and learning
  • 15.45 to 16.00pm – Break
  • 16.00 to 16.30pm – Case Vignette

The workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 7 steps of a developmental hierarchy that would support student readiness to apply themselves to learning
  2. Describe at least 10 different executive functioning skills that could potentially inhibit the students from achieving their optimal learning potential.
  3. Practically apply 10 to 20 activities that would support student’s ability to learn, while also supporting the curriculum within a fun, and engaging learning environment.
  4. Be equipped to identify strengths and weaknesses in students and be able to target collective profiles in group activities
  5. Be empowered in their teaching to achieve their goals in enabling students to learn.

Registration Information

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