Neuropsychological Assessment of Children in South Africa: Practical Application of the NEPSY II

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Neuropsychological Assessment of Children in South Africa: Practical Application of the NEPSY II

Neuropsychological Assessment of Children in South Africa: Practical Application of the NEPSY II

Workshop Content

Appropriate for ages 3-16 years, the NEPSY II has been translated from English into Afrikaans, Sesotho, Sepedi, Setswana, isiZulu and isiXhosa. Besides the available US norms, preliminary norms for South African disadvantaged children aged 10-11 and 15-16 years are available and further norm research is being done.

The NEPSY II test helps psychologists assess, understand and diagnose individual difficulties that children might have with learning, attention, behaviour, language, perception, motor ability and social/interpersonal functioning. The test also helps to assess school readiness. Based on Lurian theory, the following domains can be tested using the NEPSY II: Attention and Executive Functioning; Language; Memory and Learning; Sensorimotor; Visuospatial Processing and Social Perception.

This two-day workshop will be a practical, hands-on workshop, where delegates will learn how to administer and score the subtests of the NEPSY II and to interpret the test results in the context of brain-behaviour relationships.

The workshop includes an optional practical component to help the delegates solidify what has been learned  and  to help collect further norms. For the practical, delegates need to test two healthy children, aged 10, 11, 15 or 16 years with disadvantaged quality of education on a selection of NEPSY   II subtests that takes approximately 1 – 1 ½ hour(s) per child.

Participants doing this practical will receive:

•   Additional CPD points;

•   The translations and

•   The norms when they are compiled

Who should attend

Psychologists (Clinical, Counselling, Educational and Research, including those interested in forensics and neuropsychology)

Duration

2 full days (08:00-16:30)

WORKSHOP FEE

R2 500.00 incl. VAT

WORKSHOP DATES

Somerset-West (Cape Town) 16-17 October 2017

Kloof (Durban)  26-27 October 2017

Lynnwood (Pretoria) 03-04 November 2017

Workshop hours are from 08:00 until 16:30 on all days. Venue to be confirmed upon registration.

CPD POINTS

Neuropsychological Assessment of Children in SA (Two-day workshop – both days compulsory) = 14 General CEU’s, Level 1 for attendance

Neuropsychological Assessment of Children in SA (Optional Practical Assignment)  = 2 General CEU’s, Level 1 for attendance

About the presenter

Presented by Dr Sharon Truter, a Counselling Psychologist who practices and trains psychologists in the field of neuropsychology and who has been involved in the adaptation of the NEPSY II to the South African context.

Registration

To register, complete and return the enrolment form or contact us on training@mindmuzik.com or tel 012 342 1606 for more information.

 

  • Start Date: October 16, 2017
  • Location: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape
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