Presenter: Dr. Louis Rossetti
Risk Assessment and Developmental Expectations for High Risk Infants and Toddlers
This session will explore risk factors including prematurity, low birth weight, maternal factors, social and psychological factors, issues related to labor and delivery, and factors in the neonatal and post-natal period that contribute to developmental risk status. The concepts of “at-risk” and “established risk” will be discussed in the context of clinically relevant applications. Participants will discuss developmental expectations for various populations of at-risk and disabled infants and toddlers. An overview of low incidence populations of infants and toddlers; to include drug exposed, genetically involved and fetal alcohol syndrome children, will be covered.
Developmental Assessment of Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs
The overall purpose of this session is to discuss relevant issues related to developmental assessment of infants and toddlers with special needs. Topics to be discussed include the status of infant-toddler assessment, recipients of assessment activity, general and specific assessment concerns, choosing assessment instruments, developmental domains to be assessed, and the correct interpretation and reporting of assessment results. This session is highly clinical in nature. Common problems faced by the assessor will be discussed with participant participation encouraged.
Early Intervention Practices
This session will alert early intervention professionals to a variety of issues related to intervention for children with special needs, and their families. Issues to be discussed include models of service delivery, models of team functioning, intervention with parents and caregivers, intervention in the home, center and neonatal intensive care nursery, and measuring program efficacy. This session is highly clinical in nature. Participant discussion will be encouraged.
Enhancing Caregiver Involvement in Early Intervention
The family is recognized as critical to the success of intervention activities. This session will review the concepts of attachment, and how to enhance caregiver involvement in early intervention. A variety of specific clinical examples will be provided as family issues are discussed, with participant involvement encouraged.
Location: Queen Alexandra Centre, Auditorium 2400 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC
Early Bird fee (by May 6) One day (Thur / Fri) $120
Both days $220
Regular fee (May 7 – June 3)
One day (Thur / Fri) $140
Both days $260 **Registration includes lunch and refreshments
For more information contact: Karen Bylsma 250 519-5390, ext. 36368 Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org