Professional Practice Technical Challenges

Communication

Communication Development and Learning Difficulties - Risk Factors

20-P03
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April 17th 2020 - April 24th 2020
COURSE COORDINATORS
Jaqueline Carmona (Speech and Language Therapist, Linguist, Fluency Specialist)
COURSE PRESENTATION

APRIL and MAY courses POSTPONED due to COVID-19 containment plan.
New dates to be announced soon.


A growing body of evidence supports that children who presented some difficulties acquiring their mother language do not "outgrow" this setbacks and that "simple" delays in communications may, in fact, be stable predictors of later learning disabilities.

This course provides health professionals with an overview of language development and its repercussion and learning difficulties. It addresses the distinction between language differences and disorders, with emphasis on language-based learning disabilities. As a result of the learning experiences in this course, participants will be more competent in their ability to:
  • Identify children at risk for language disorder and for learning disabilities
  • Know the main factors for spontaneous recovery
TARGET AUDIENCE
Doctors, Nurses, Nutritionists, Psychologists and Technicians of Diagnostic and Therapy with specific interest in this area.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES >> KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO DEVELOP
  1. To define and characterize typical and atypical language development and its consequences in learning difficulties
  2. To discuss the red flags and benchmarks related to fluency, decoding and reading comprehension
  3. To develop knowledge about epidemiological data
  4. To analyse the rationale for a referral to Speech and Language Therapy
ADMISSION CRITERIA
  • CV with academic background in the mentioned specialties
  • Preference will be given to paediatricians.

        
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