The 2nd International
Developmental
Pediatrics Association
Congress
A World of Difference
December 7-10, 2017
Mumbai, India
The 2nd International
Developmental
Pediatrics Association
Congress
A World of Difference
December 7-10, 2017
Mumbai, India

Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will be held on 7th December, 2017.

Each of the 8 pre-conference workshops are day long skill-building workshops, facilitated by international experts in the field.

There is no separate registration fee for these. (The fee is included in the conference registration). However, limited seats are available per workshop and these will be offered on a first come first served basis during registration.

Please note that these workshops will be held across 3 different venues and not at the Nehru Centre. Kindly look at the individual workshops for more details.

The timing for all pre conference workshops will be 09.00am to 05.00pm.

ADHD: Scaffolding for Success

The workshop aims at exploring all facets of ADHD and related attention and concentration matters: history, neurobiology, presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, ongoing monitoring and long term outcomes.

Facilitators: Lisa Dobberteen, Amit Sen, and Shelja Sen

Aim: The focus will be to move from a deficit model to building narratives of acceptance, competence and worthiness.

Number of participants: 75

Venue:
Bombay YMCA
18, YMCA Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai - 400 008.

Description: This will be an interactive session with expert panel comprising of child psychiatrist, child psychologist and pediatrician. Special consideration will be given to working with families, teens and schools. Ample time will be allowed for questions, case discussions and engagement with workshop leaders- a child psychologist, child psychiatrist, and pediatrician. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to present.

WHO/UNICEF Care for Child Development Intervention (CCDI)

(Co-convened by WHO)

Through play and communication, adults learn how to be sensitive to the needs of children and respond appropriately to meet their needs. These basic caregiving skills contribute to the survival, as well as the healthy growth and development, of young children. Care for Child Development can be implemented in health services and home visiting programs with minimal resources and, therefore, can potentially reach many children of need in impoverished, remote, or marginalized communities.

Facilitators: Jane Lucas, Aisha Yousafzai, Ashwini Vaishampayan

Aim: This demonstration workshop on Care for Child Development will introduce the Care for Child Development intervention (CCDI) which is designed to guide health professionals to work with families in order to build stronger relationships with their children and solve problems in caring for their children at home.

Number of Participants : 75

Venue:
Sunville - Banquet and Conference Rooms,
9, Dr.Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai - 400 018.

Description: Through this workshop, we will provide information on the science of early child development and the evidence behind the Care for Child Development intervention, demonstrate activities from the intervention and learn together from video observation of caregiver-child interactions. Facilitators will share experiences of integrating the Care for Child Development Intervention in the context of children with disabilities and in community based settings in Asia and Africa.

The workshop will help health professionals to understand the importance of responsive relationships between caregivers and children, and ideas about how to support enriching learning opportunities for young children in the home environment.

Early Identification and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Building Developmental Capacity to Learn In the Early Years

(Sponsored by Autism Speaks)

Research shows that early identification and diagnosis, in enabling access to early intervention, can alter the developmental trajectories of children with autism to promote better long term outcomes.

Facilitators: Cheryl Dissanayake, Lucia Murillo, Andy Shih and Koyeli Sengupta.

Aim: The day long workshop will equip health and education professionals with the necessary skills to observe and monitor infants and toddlers to identify early indicators of Autism as well as provide participants with an overview to 2 applicable models of parent-mediated interventions for children with autism and communication delays.

Number of participants: 75

Venue:
Bombay YMCA
18, YMCA Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai - 400 008.

Description: In the first part of the day long workshop, professionals will learn about the Social Attention and Communication Surveillance (SACS) approach- an evidenced based surveillance method to identify early indicators of autism, developed by researchers at Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), Melbourne, Australia which has been implemented in Australia, Poland, Japan, China, South Korea and Bangladesh.

In the second part of the workshop, participants will learn about 2 models for parent mediated early intervention for children with autism and communication delays. Common themes include the emphasis on including parents in the intervention and improving child outcomes by enhancing parent-child communication during play, daily routine and activities that are culturally appropriate.

The World Health Organization- Autism Speaks Parent Skills Training(WHO-AS-PST) program– developed in collaboration with Autism Speaks trains master trainers and facilitators, who in turn train parents and other caregivers to use scientifically proven strategies for promoting child development, reducing disruptive behaviors and strengthening their own coping skills.

Ummeed’s Parent Program for Autism (UPPA) is culturally adapted for Indian and other LAMI settings from Project ImPACT - an evidence-based parent training program has benefitted close to 200 families of young children with autism since 2011.

International Guide for Monitoring and Supporting Child Development Course (GMCD)

The GMCD is a free-of-charge, comprehensive package that has pioneered the conceptualization and application of developmental monitoring in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The international GMCD has been standardized and validated on approximately 12000 children in Argentina, India, South Africa and Turkey as part of NIH (National Institute of Health) funded research project. The GMCD has three components: 1) monitoring; 2) supporting development; and 3) early intervention. The first component assesses development of children aged 0-42 months across seven functional domains: expressive and receptive language, gross and fine movement, play, relating and self-help. To date, the GMCD training has included participants from over 25 countries; the training package exists in 16 languages.

Facilitators: Ilgi Ertem, Riddhi Mehta, Mphele Mulaudzi, Revan Mustafayev, Anushree Sane

Aim: This one day course will provide the participants information, skills and attitudes regarding the use of the first to i.e. Monitoring and Supporting Child Development Components of the international GMCD.

Number of participants: 30

Venue:
Sunville - Banquet and Conference Rooms,
9, Dr.Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai - 400 018.

Description: The GMCD is based on the bioecological theory of child development and uses strengths-based and family-centered approaches to individualize interventions for children and families. It is administered using open-ended questions which help build a partnership between providers and caregivers.

Participants will be provided with the international GMCD for use as a clinical instrument. Participants will also be guided in how to incorporate the international GMCD into services and programs in their communities and countries.

International Guide for Monitoring and Supporting Child Development Course (GMCD)

The GMCD is a free-of-charge, comprehensive package that has pioneered the conceptualization and application of developmental monitoring in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The international GMCD has been standardized and validated on approximately 12000 children in Argentina, India, South Africa and Turkey as part of NIH (National Institute of Health) funded research project. The GMCD has three components: 1) monitoring; 2) supporting development; and 3) early intervention. The first component assesses development of children aged 0-42 months across seven functional domains: expressive and receptive language, gross and fine movement, play, relating and self-help. To date, the GMCD training has included participants from over 25 countries; the training package exists in 16 languages.

Facilitators: Brian Forsyth, Ezgi Özalp, Bahar Pekcici, Yanina Sguassero, Roopa Srinivasan

Aim: This one day course will provide the participants information, skills and attitudes regarding the use of the first to i.e. Monitoring and Supporting Child Development Components of the international GMCD.

Number of participants: 30

Venue:
Sunville - Banquet and Conference Rooms,
9, Dr.Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai - 400 018.

Description: The GMCD is based on the bioecological theory of child development and uses strengths-based and family-centered approaches to individualize interventions for children and families. It is administered using open-ended questions which help build a partnership between providers and caregivers.

Participants will be provided with the international GMCD for use as a clinical instrument. Participants will also be guided in how to incorporate the international GMCD into services and programs in their communities and countries.

Mental Health in children and families: Bringing alive skills, abilities and hope

The workshop will explore supporting the mental health of children and families and ways of co creating rich descriptions of skills and abilities while working with children, young people, families, groups and communities.

Facilitators: Shoba Srinath, Jehanzeb Baldiwala and Pervin Dadachanji

Aim: The workshop will focus on the importance of supporting mental health of children and families experiencing developmental disabilities including ways of talking about problems as separate from the identity of children and parents and bringing alive stories of abilities, skills and hopes that children and families have that contribute to finding hopeful ways forward.

Number of participants: 50

Venue:
Ummeed Training Center,
6B - 6C Trust House, 6th Floor,
Dr. E Borges Road, Near Global Hospital,
Parel, Mumbai - 400 012.

Description: In this interactive session, facilitators will share stories of work and make room for questions, case discussions and engagement with the participants.

Sexuality, Safety and the Child with Special Needs

Childhood sexuality is a fundamental aspect of development of all children. Children with disabilities have a right to explore and express their sexuality. Just like typically developing children, they too need education and protection from sexual abuse. Due to their difficulties in communication, understanding or motor ability, children with disabilities are at particular risk for sexual abuse. Teaching them about safety also presents its unique challenges.

Facilitators: Alice Newton and Nandita De Souza

Aim: The workshop addresses the oft-neglected but critical area of education, pertaining to one’s body, feelings, desires and behaviors, with special reference to children with special needs.

Number of participants: 50

Venue:
Sunville - Banquet and Conference Rooms,
9, Dr.Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai - 400 018.

Description: This interactive workshop will be a valuable opportunity for professionals to learn about the development of sexuality in children with developmental disabilities, sexual abuse and its risk factors, identification and response to suspected sexual abuse and sexuality education and abuse prevention for children with disabilities. Professionals will learn practical ways to train and protect children with special needs, to foster their healthy sexual development in all its vital aspects.

Special Children in Extraordinary Settings

(Children with Developmental Disabilities and Chronic Illness in war, conflict and natural disasters).

During war and conflict, the already vulnerable children are further compromised by physical injury, disease, violence, displacement and the loss of appropriate intervention services.

Facilitator: Ramzi Nasir, Karen Olness and Srivieng Pairojkul

Aim: This day long problem based workshop seeks to highlight the special needs of the millions of children with chronic illness (CI) and neurodevelopment disabilities (ND)(including physical, mental and intellectual).

Number of participants: 20

Venue:
Ummeed Training Center,
6B - 6C Trust House, 6th Floor,
Dr. E Borges Road, Near Global Hospital,
Parel, Mumbai - 400 012.

Description: This one day problem based workshop will feature brief didactic presentations and emphasize learner participation and problem solving exercises. Participants will become acquainted with problems and needs of displaced children who have chronic disability and illnesses. Additionally, they will learn about resources available to displaced children who have chronic disability and illnesses and possible options to care for children who need palliative services.

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