Developmental Disorders II

(continuation of last year’s Introduction to Developmental Disorders Conference held March 2000 in Geneva)

19 May 2001, International School of Geneva

This conference is part of the ECIS Schools’ Special Needs Weekend at the International School of Geneva, from 18 – 21 May, 2001.

Speakers: Jenny Lyon, Kate Ripley, Dr. Chris Singleton

Cost: £140 (approx. US$210, SFr350)

Booking: OnLine booking now available


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 / Hyperactivity 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

BOOKING INFORMATION (OnLine Booking Available)

The conference runs from 0900 to 1730 with registration from 0815 to 0850. An informal buffet lunch will be available, and a choice of refreshments will be offered throughout the day. The conference programme and joining instructions / map will be supplied to each applicant.

The inclusive cost for this conference is £140 Sterling (approx. US$210, SFr350) – please note that some concessions are available for full-time unwaged students, previous IPS course delegates, group bookings and delegates booking more than one IPS conference / training day in the academic year. If you are unable to pre-pay, and ask us to invoice your institution, local council / education authority, NHS Trust etc. we will need your completed booking form and an official purchase order or capitation order quoting the full course price together with details (direct phone number etc.) of the person responsible for arranging payment. We also accept Visa / Access / American Express credit cards plus Delta, Switch and Electron.

Please use a separate booking form for each person attending – (OnLine Booking now available!). Please note that cancellations will be accepted until 10 days prior to the course subject to a 50% cancellation fee, both on pre-paid and invoiced course fees. After this date we will be unable to refund course fees, either paid or due, but substitutions of delegates will be accepted on condition that IPS receives full written notice of cancellation and new delegates’ names before the course date. If you let us know of any special requirements i.e. wheelchair access, hearing aid remote microphones, special dietary requests etc. as soon as possible before the conference date, we will do our best to help.


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