Best practice assessment and intervention for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia)

On Line Training Event with Dr Aine O' Dea

Member Price 150.00
Non-Member Price 300.00
Start Date 1 1 Jun 2021
Start Date 2 15 Jun 2021
Start Date 3 22 Jun 2021
Start Date 4 29 Jun 2021
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Course Goals:

During this course, we will discuss occupational therapy approaches for children and young people with DCD. This course will present the most up to date research and practice-based evidence on assessment and treatment of children and young people with DCD. It will help to increase your knowledge and understanding about DCD and the impact across the lifespan. As well as increasing your confidence to assess and to advise upon the most appropriate recommendations, strategies, and interventions that meet the needs of children and young people with DCD. It will also consider care pathways for children with DCD within the Irish health system.

At the end of this course the therapists will be able to:

Identify, define, and describe DCD from the perspective of children and young people who live with DCD, as well as the Irish and international perspective.

Describe the neural mechanism associated with DCD and co-occurrence with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Define how to diagnosis DCD in accordance with best practice guidelines and occupational therapy practice.

Select the most appropriate assessment tools necessary to assess DCD.

Identify the most appropriate (motor, cognitive, psychoeducation and social/emotional) interventions to treat and manage DCD for the child and family.

Design an occupation-focused and goal-oriented treatment plan for a hypothetical/real case study of a child with DCD.

Identify how to measure the impact of the intervention.

Course dates:

Module 1: Tuesday 1st June 9-10.30am

Module 2: Tuesday 15th June 9-10.30am 

Module 3: Tuesday 22nd June 9-10.30am

Module 4 : Tuesday 29th June 9-10.30am

Delivery format:

This course will be delivered live via zoom. Each module is 90 minutes in total to ensure that participants have a chance to ask questions and share information.

About the facilitator

Áine is an occupational therapist with over twenty years clinical and research experience and is one of Ireland’s foremost experts in Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Áine was the first occupational therapist in Ireland to receive the prestigious SPHeRE (HRB – Health Research Board) scholarship, during which she completed her doctoral studies in the area of DCD, examining both the most effective interventions to treat this disorder, and how to combat the negative impacts it has on inclusion and participation for young people. Áine is passionate about increasing awareness of DCD and ways to support parents, professionals and schools to promote the physical, social, emotional and academic potential of children with DCD.  Áine is a published author of several papers in high-impact journals, as well as being a contributor to other publications in the areas of occupational therapy, clinical supervision and parent/educator coaching. Áine lives and works in Limerick City, Ireland, where she is a full time mother to Amelie and Paul. Her hobbies include travel, yoga, cycling, swimming and reading and she is an active participant in local and national occupational therapy networks.           

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