Developmental Disorders

Speakers: Jenny Lyon, Kate Ripley, Dr Chris Singleton

Cost: £129.25 sterling (£110 plus VAT; approx. US$224)

Limited concessions available for full-time students and group bookings.

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Dates: Venues:
12 January 2000 Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London
25 February 2000 University of Glasgow, Glasgow
03 March 2000 University of Manchester, Manchester
April/May 2000* Birmingham


Children with developmental disorders can behave in similar ways for different reasons, which means that diagnosis can be very complex. For example, children with dyslexia and attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) both have working memory difficulties and are slow at processing information, but the underlying reasons are different and require different forms of remediation. It is also important to know that children can suffer from more than one developmental disorder (over 50% of children with AD/HD have other special needs).

Understanding the causes and nature of special needs is the basis for good classroom management, and this intensive one-day conference brings together leading experts in the fields of autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and AD/HD. The main aim of the day is to update teachers on current research and show how this can be applied to classroom practice.

This conference presents a unique opportunity for teachers and other education and health professionals to familiarise themselves with the latest research and classroom practice in four complex developmental disorders.

Key topics

The nature and management of Dyspraxia

Managing Autistic children in mainstream schools

Dyslexia: Latest research and its implication for classroom practice

The early identification of Dyslexia, including a demonstration of CoPS
[CoPS is the first computerised system for the assessment of dyslexia, developed by Dr Chris Singleton, University of Hull]

Relating research on AD/HD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactvity Disorder) to classroom practice

Conference Programme

0900-1000 Early Identification of Dyslexia, Including a Demonstration of CoPS (Cognitive Profiling System) – Dr Chris Singleton
1000-1110 Managing Autistic Children in the Mainstream Classroom – Kate Ripley
1140-1255 Dyslexia: Latest Research and its Implications for Classroom Practice – Dr Chris Singleton
1400-1445 Understanding Dyspraxia – Kate Ripley
1445-1540 Managing the Dyspraxic Child in an Educational Environment – Kate Ripley
1610-1710 Relating Research on AD/HD to Classroom Practice – Jenny Lyon
1710-1730 Questions and Discussion

For further details please contact:

Linda Whelan (Conference Co-ordinator)

IPS (International Psychology Services)

17 High Street
West Sussex
England BN6 9TT

Tel. 01273 832181 Fax 01273 833250

or from overseas: tel. (44) 1273 832181 fax (44) 1273 833250