The value of play is often underestimated in the development of language and cognition. The acquisition of play skills is strongly linked to language development, problem solving, logical sequential thought, and social competence with peers, and is therefore essential for academic and social success. This 2-day workshop on the Learn to Play program aims to provide professionals with an opportunity to further their understanding of the development of pretend play and its significance in child development. This hands-on practical training led by Professor Karen Stagnitti, will provide a clinical reasoning framework for the inclusion of play in therapy sessions, allowing participants to begin to develop a treatment program for a child with delays in pretend play development.
PRESENTED BY DR KAREN STAGNITTI
2nd Feb 2015 & 3rd Feb 2015
Monday & Tuesday
ALBERT COURT, VILLAGE HOTEL
Professor Karen Stagnitti currently works as Professor, Personal Chair at the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland. For over 32 years she has mainly worked in early childhood intervention programs in community-based settings as part of a specialist paediatric multidisciplinary team.
In 2003 she graduated from LaTrobe University with a Doctor of Philosophy. Her area of research is children’s play. Karen has written five books on play and has her sixth book under contract. She also has 75 national and international papers published as well as 20 book chapters (some in press). Her norm referenced standardised play assessment; the Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment was published in 2007. She has received a research excellence award from the School of Health and Social Development and in 2014 is shortlisted for one of the Smart Research Awards in Geelong.
Throughout the year, she is invited to present her work on the play ability of children nationally and internationally.
Village Hotel Albert Court
2nd – 3rd February 2015
Tea/Coffee and Lunch provided.
SHAS MEMBERS & SAOT MEMBERS
NON-SHAS MEMBERS & NON-SAOT MEMBERS
|*Speech-Language and Hearing Association Singapore
* Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists
Early Bird Closing Date: 12th January 2015
Final Closing Date: 22nd January 2015
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