Understanding Developmental Disorders – An Introduction

Speakers: Jenny Lyon, Kate Ripley, Dr Chris Singleton

Cost: £130 sterling (approx US$225)

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

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Dates: Venues:
26 March 2000 International School of Geneva, Switzerland


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.

Key Topics

An Introduction to AD/HD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder)

The Autistic Continuum

Understanding Dyslexia

The Early Identification of Dyslexia, including a Demonstration of CoPS 1: (The First Computerised System for the Assessment of Dyslexia, Developed by Dr Chris Singleton, University of Hull)

An Introduction to Dyspraxia

Speech and Language Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom

Conference Programme

0900 – 1000 An Introduction to Dyspraxia – Kate Ripley

1000 – 1100 Understanding Dyslexia – Dr Chris Singleton

1130 – 1230 An Introduction to AD/HD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder ) – Jenny Lyon

1230 – 1330 Lunch

1330 – 1430 The Autistic Continuum – Kate Ripley

1430 – 1530 Speech and Language Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom – Kate Ripley

1600 – 1700 Early Identification of Dyslexia, Including a Demonstration of CoPS 1 (Cognitive Profiling System) – Dr Chris Singleton

1700 – 1730 Questions and Discussion – all speakers

(This programme is subject to minor revisions)

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

e-mail: info@devdis.com