Video Training

Neurodevelopmental conditions have a pervasive impact across many different spheres of an individual's life and can hinder optimal functioning. Our comprehensive listing of talks is geared towards ensuring that adults, parents, partners, teachers, healthcare workers, facilitators and other professionals are provided the insight and tools required to enact change and support. Every individual is unique. Every case has different overlapped difficulties. But through knowledge, we can pursue effective teamwork – and with sincere understanding and empathy, work towards a more inclusive and functional future.


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This practical training is aimed at parents, teachers, and professionals who either have a child, or work with a child, on the autistic spectrum who experiences difficulty in regulating their sensory system.

  4 December 2021  

Balancing the
Sensory System

Presenter:
Anni Barret,
Occupational Therapist
Time:
9:00-11:00 (2h00)
Cost:
R 450

Autism Spectrum Conditions require a unique set of environmental adaptations and changes in interaction styles to support home and school thriving.

Introduction to Autism
and Facilitation

Presenter:
Corneil Claassen
NDC Organisational Director
Duration:
2 X 4h00
Cost:
R 1 650

Presented by the NDC Directors, we introduce neurodevelopment and the overlap of symptoms in children from an educational and healthcare stance.

Introduction to Neurodevelopment
 

Presenter:
Ben Truter & Corneil Claassen,
NDC Directors
Duration:
45min x 2
Cost:
R 250

A core struggle of children on the autism spectrum is in understanding the context of situations, and the perspectives and motivations of others.

Understanding Context Blindness
 

Presenter:
Ben Truter,
NDC Clinical Director
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

Alexithymia describes difficulty in interpreting one’s own bodily sensations and emotional state. This struggle with self-awareness can be distressing for neurodiverse individuals.

Understanding Alexithymia
 

Presenter:
Karin Huyssen,
Clinical Psychologist
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

This talk describes difficulties children on the spectrum have in processing sensory input, both with regards to an under-recognition, and over-sensitivity.

Understanding Sensory
Processing

Presenter:
Karin Huyssen,
Clinical Psychologist
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

Visual support tools and schedules are a key element in supporting neurodiverse children such as those on the autism spectrum.

Visual Supports for Neurodiverse
Individuals

Presenter:
Juazel de Villiers,
Clinical Psychologist
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

A healthy, positive and informed approach when disclosing the child’s neurodevelopmental diagnosis to them is key, as self-awareness is important.

Disclosing a Diagnosis to the
Child and their Peers

Presenter:
Juazel de Villiers,
Clinical Psychologist
Duration:
0h45
Cost:
R 125

Rather than seeing a child as ’naughty’ or ‘tantrum’ prone, we must understand the anxiety behind difficult behaviours, and how best to support.

Anxiety, Meltdowns & Support
 

Presenter:
Juazel de Villiers,
Clinical Psychologist
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

Eating concerns in childhood can range in severity, and the cause of the problem will change the recommended intervention approach.

Eating Disorders in Neurodiverse
Children

Presenter:
Karin Huyssen,
Clinical Psychologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

We address how family members relate to one another, what the common household dynamics are and how to develop positive engagement.

Neurodiversity in the Family Dynamic:
Understanding and Support

Presenter:
Juazel de Villiers,
Clinical Psychologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

In this talk focused on coupledom, we address concerns of communication, demand avoidance and sexual intimacy in adults on the spectrum.

Intimacy and Partnerships in
Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Presenter:
Juazel de Villiers,
Clinical Psychologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

Puberty is a time of potential change, upset and emotionality for young individuals. Good coaching is even more necessary to support neurodiverse children.

Understanding Puberty in Children
on the Spectrum

Presenter:
Ben Truter & Karin Huyssen,
Clinical Psychologists
 
Duration:
2X 1h30
Cost:
R 250

AD/HD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions, but is also diverse in presentation. This comprehensive talk covers theory and treatment.

Childhood AD/HD and Overlap with
other Neurodevelopmental Concerns

Presenter:
Ben Truter - NDC Clinical Director,
Dr Adri vd Walt - Paediatric Neurologist
Duration:
2h00
Cost:
R 250

Dyslexia refers to struggles in processing written language, with common overlap to other neurodevelopmental conditions. We describe childhood support strategies.

Understanding and Managing
Dyslexia in Children

Presenter:
Marelise van Loggenberg
Educational Psychologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

In this broad-based talk, we elaborate on various forms of support in class for structure, emotionality, attention, learning and optimal development.

Primary School Support
 

Presenter:
Marelise van Loggenberg
Educational Psychologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

In this broad-based talk, we elaborate on various forms of support in class for structure, emotionality, attention, learning and optimal functioning.

High School Support
 

Presenter:
Corneil Claassen
Educational Psychologist &
Organisational Director of NDC
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

Many more people are being diagnosed later in life as awareness of the autisms grows, and this talk serves to build insight into adult experiences.

Autism Spectrum in Adulthood
 

Presenter:
Shanna-Lee O’Keefe,
Clinical Psychologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

Functional independence may require a more graded approach in young neurodiverse adults, but it is possible to build up with the right support.

Functional Independence
 

Presenter:
Karin Huyssen,
Clinical Psychologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

Odd, excessive and restrictive eating patterns can be more common in neurodiverse individuals, with the risk for anorexia or bulimia.

Teen & Adult Eating Disorder
 

Presenter:
Shanna-Lee O’Keefe
Clinical Psychologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

International evidence-based practice is improving how we understand diverse gender identities and what a responsible form of intervention looks like.

Understanding Transgender
CPD points available

Presenter:
Dr Simon Pickstone-Taylor, Child,
Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

It is vital for anyone around the neurodiverse child to understand what the purpose of medication is and what responsible administration entails.

Child Medication Use
 

Presenter:
Dr Adri Van Der Walt
Paediatric Neurologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

There are various forms of the epilepsies, which can be distressing and difficult for parents to try and manage.

Epilepsy in Neurodiverse Children:
CPD Opportunity

Presenter:
Dr Adri Van Der Walt
Paediatric Neurologist
 
Duration:
1h15
Cost:
R 250

Historically, women have been under-diagnosed with autism due to presenting differently from the male form. We address autism concerns specifically as they relate to women.

Part 1 - Introducing ‘Female’ ASD
CPD points available

Presenter:
Ben Truter
NDC Clinical Director
 
Duration:
2h00
Cost:
R 250

Learn more about intervention, detection, social development and energy management approaches for child and adolescent girls on the spectrum.

Part 2 - Supporting ASD in Girls
 

Presenter:
Ben Truter
NDC Clinical Director
 
Duration:
2h00
Cost:
R 250

Learn more about intervention, social development, work support, energy management and therapy for adult women on the spectrum.

Part 3 - Supporting ASD in Women
 

Presenter:
Ben Truter
NDC Clinical Director
 
Duration:
2h00
Cost:
R 250

Puberty is a time of potential change, upset and emotionality for young individuals. Good coaching is even more necessary to support neurodiverse children.

Understanding Puberty in Girls
on the Spectrum

Presenter:
Karin Huyssen
Clinical Psychologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250

An intense level of demand anxiety relates to a particular profile of autism, and yet traditional intervention approaches must be changed in such cases.

Part 1 - Introducing EDA/PDA
CPD points available

Presenter:
Ben Truter,
Clinical Director
 
Duration:
2h00
Cost:
R 250

We discuss detection, family and school dynamics, and the intervention and support approaches for children presenting with EDA/PDA.

Part 2 - Practical Engagement with
Childhood EDA

Presenter:
Ben Truter
NDC Clinical Director
 
Duration:
2h00
Cost:
R 250

We discuss the different profiles of EDA/PDA in adulthood and how this relates to social functioning, as well as what intervention is required.

Part 3 - Practical Engagement with
Adulthood EDA

Presenter:
Karin Huyssen
Clinical Psychologist
 
Duration:
2h00
Cost:
R 250

EDA is a difficult concern to manage in class, and reflects intense overwhelm in response to classwork. Unique approaches are needed to optimize learning.

Supporting EDA in the
Primary School Classroom

Presenter:
Marelise van Loggenberg
Educational Psychologist
 
Duration:
1h30
Cost:
R 250






Terms and Conditions

Please note that no arrangements or understanding made with an NDC clinician or administrator overrides the decision or protocol of the training coordinator, practice manager or organisational director. Talk registration is an agreement with the Training Department of the NDC, and any requests for shifts in the below protocol must be submitted to (and jointly deliberated by) the 3 above-mentioned individuals. Such requests must be made in writing, or confirmed in writing if initially discussed in a phone-call, prior to a final decision being made.


Point of contact: jacques@neurodiversitycentre.co.za


1. Video Access

Videos of past training can be rented for access, either through arrangement with the training coordinator or through the registration on webpage checklists or registration links provided by the Training Department. Access entails one week’s access (i.e. seven nights) to the training content. The purchase fee and specials listed entail access to one single email address for viewing of the content. After the one week’s access elapses, the video link will be closed. Through arrangement with the training coordinator, viewing of multiple videos may take place all at once or they may be ‘staggered’, to allow for viewing of one at a time. Videos will de facto be shared one at a time unless alternative arrangements are made. Videos will not be reopened without a strong written motivation made for why the content was not viewed in the allocated time.

Please note that video cannot be pre-purchased prior to their live presentation. This is owing to the fact that we cannot ensure a recording of the talk if technical difficulties result in a distorted or incomplete recording.

Videos will be shared out every Friday, end work-day, and will run for a week [seven nights]. Videos may be opened sooner if the viewer can motivate in an email as to what their urgency is. Please note that personal preference does not constitute urgency. Videos will run for one week from the day that the Training Department opens them, and NOT from the day that the viewer opens the link. Videos will only be shared to a Gmail (Google Email / @gmail.com) address. There is absolutely no exception to this, under any motivation. If a viewer does not have a free Gmail address, we encourage them to create one to view the content.

Once a link is shared, an email will be sent to the viewer to confirm that the link has been shared. It is the viewer’s responsibility to check that the video link has 1) come through to their email address and 2) that it is playing properly. We cannot guarantee that a video viewing will be reopened if we have not been informed in a timeous matter that there is a difficulty with your link, or if the video has already lapsed before we are informed.

Summary

  • Any formal arrangements must be made directly with the Training Department only
  • Videos are open for one week [7 nights] from the day the link is sent out
  • Videos are opened each Friday, unless special motivations are made
  • Videos will only be shared to a Gmail address (i.e. Google email / @gmail.com address) without exception
  • Videos are shared one week at a time, unless otherwise arranged
  • Any queries or arrangement can be made to jacques@neurodiversitycentre.co.za


2. Accreditation

Certificates may be for 1) attendance or 2) CPD accreditation, depending on the training in question.

CPD accreditation will always be explicitly mentioned in all advertising materials for a talk. CPD accreditation will NEVER appear on advertisements or registration forms for a talk that is not accredited thusly. Attendees cannot claim they are owed accreditation or were misled with regards to a talk, unless they can provide concrete proof that they were promised (within our advertising and registration forms) that a talk was promised to provide upfront CPD accreditation. Private agreements (outside of discussion with the Training Department or advertising materials released by the Training Department) do not constitute proof.

  • Accreditation may be by completion of multiple-choice question tests, with a 70% pass rate. The CPD certificate will then only be issues if the attendee achieves the 70% mark. The attendee is allowed 2 attempts, as per accreditor specifications, to achieve 70%.
  • CPD accreditation access for a talk will be charged at a fee in excess of the basic attendance fee [base fee + CPD fee]. If a talk you have attended in the past is accredited, you are welcome to request access without repaying the basic attendance fee [thus you will cover the CPD fee only]. The video will be opened to you for a week (i.e. seven evenings) as will the multiple choice question test. You will receive your certificate of accreditation if you pass this test.
  • CPD talks are accredited with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) for healthcare workers.

Please note: that CPD talks at the NDC receive clearance from an accreditor tasked to do so by the HPCSA. As per current HPCSA guidelines, training is accredited for specific professional fields (Medical and Mental Health Practitioners) – but other registered professionals may benefit from training credits if (and only if) the content of the training is relevant to their scope of practice. If you are not registered with the HPCSA, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are able to transfer or gain recognition of continued professional development by your own regulating body. In this regard the NDC does not assure you that your credits will be validated by professional boards outside the HPCSA or to professions practicing outside the scope of the talk content.

Attendance certificates will only be handed out de facto for video access if we have advertised a special to this end, or by covering the administrative fee. They will NOT be handed out if such a promise was not made in the advertising. If an attendee would like a certificate of attendance for such a talk where no certificate has been promised, this will come with a R20 administrative fee.

HPCSA CPD Certificates are included de facto in the video purchase.

Summary:

  • ‘Attendance’ certificates for a video are charged at a R20 administrative fee
  • CPD points are only available for talks that expressly advertise them
  • CPD opportunities come at an additional fee, above the base video access fee
  • CPD points are only awarded if the viewer succeeds the assessments at 70%+ within 2 attempts
  • We do not guarantee that your points will be validated if you do not fall within the necessary HPSCA accreditation categories