ILT 1: Introduction to an eco-systemic, neurodevelopmental approach for recognising and supporting learners with learning and behavioural difficulties
The course is an introduction to an eco-systemic, neurodevelopmental approach for recognising and supporting learners with learning and behavioural difficulties. It consists of three parts: Part one comprises an introduction to neurodevelopment; part two comprises information about the significance of reflexes for brain development and function, and part three teaches movements that may be used to enhance functioning. Successful completion of all three parts are prerequisite to enrolling for the ILT 2 course.
ETDP accreditation no ETDP 10175; SAQA US ID: 7390. Worth 30 CPD points (including 6 ethics points). HPCSA accreditation number: PSB002/052/02/2013
Cost of course: All inclusive: R3390 [comprising R500 registration fee + R2890 tuition and course materials] (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe) or $440 (rest of world)
Wired to Learn: Ensuring learning readiness in the school beginner: A training course offered over distance (i.e. a correspondence course – no class time required).
Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and other helping professionals may wish to benefit by earning CPD points as a result of studying and using the course contents in their interactions with children.
10 CPD points are awarded on successful completion of the course. The accreditation reference number for this activity is: UP0027.
They may order the package as a training course. This means that they receive the DVD and User’s Manual as well as a workbook. The content of the workbook, consisting of multiple choice questions and questions requiring written answers is based on the information in Wired to Learn.
Once the workbook has been completed, it should be forwarded to ILT for assessment. The required pass mark is 80%. Following successful completion of the course, an ILT certificate will be forwarded to you with details of the course reflected on it.
Time needed for completion of course:
- Careful viewing of the DVD (about 1 hour)
- Studying the User’s Manual (about 2 hours)
- Answering theoretical questions in the Workbook, with the User’s Manual and DVD as an aid (about 2 hours)
- Working with volunteer children to practice assessment and movement activities (about 2 hour)
- Working with a volunteer child or group of children to practice administration of the Developmental Movement Sequence (about 2 hours)
- Completing a report in the workbook on the practical work conducted with children (about 1 hour)
Total time needed: 10 hours
Cost: R890 total (comprising R250 registration plus R640 for the prescribed tutorial package) or US$120.00
This is the 2013 cost. For 2012 cost please email us.
|Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe: US$130|
This is the 2013 cost. For 2012 costs, please email us.
|Rest of world: US$130|
This is the 2013 cost. For 2012 costs, please email us.
(Please note: All payments will be converted to your local currency at the exchange rate on the day of order.)
Neurodevelopment – A short course: Recognising and addressing underlying causes of learning and behavioural difficulties.
15 Ceu’s for CPD points: HPCSA accreditation no. PSB002/072/02/2013
Cost R1450 total (comprising R300 registration fee + R1150 for tuition and materials) or US$190.00
Why this course?
In South Africa, as elsewhere, educators are concerned about the large number of children who are not coping with the learning and behaviour considered appropriate by schools and societies. Too often the focus of intervention is on the symptoms shown by the children. The actual barriers to learning then become the target of the therapist or teacher. However, barriers to learning are not always the result of a simplistic ‘fault’ in either the learning or teaching process. They may be the symptom of weaknesses, irregularities or inefficient functioning in one or more areas comprising a complex system that supports the child’s ability to learn. The environment in which we find ourselves and the behaviours in which we engage will influence the structure of our brains – ultimately leading to the functioning ability of our body-brain entity. If we are to understand the impact of an individual’s internal and external environment on his or her learning, we need to take an holistic view of the child in his/her environment and understand neurodevelopment. This is not taught to psychologists and teachers during their training.
Course content and aim
This course introduces the eco-systemic approach taught by The Centre for Integrated Learning Therapy (ILT) as relevant to social and academic difficulties faced by children (and adults). If a child has failed to benefit from teaching strategies, then it is time to examine all aspects of the environment that could be contributing to the problem as well as looking very closely at the neurological equipment of the child to see if there is a neurophysiological or neurodevelopmental basis to academic and social struggles. By accurately identifying the causes of a problem rather than treating the symptoms, it is often possible to turn “I can’t” into “I can.” Children who seem to be unable become able and efficient learners.
The course is aimed at fostering understanding of
• The concept and significance of neurodevelopment
• How it may be negatively affected by various factors
• Identifying these factors
• Knowing how to address some of these underlying causes of difficulties
As such, the course serves as an introduction to and part of the ILT Level 1 course (see our website for more details regarding other training opportunities.
The course consists of a manual for self-study and a study guide/workbook. The workbook must be submitted for assessment.
Time required for completion of course
Time estimated to complete the course (including the workbook) is about 15 hours. For psychologists and other helping therapists, the course is accredited with the HPCSA (PSB002/072/02/2013) and successful completion (80%) earns 15 CEUs (CPD points). Registration may be made at any time of the year. There is no deadline for submission of the workbook.
Person responsible for these courses
The courses were written and are supervised by Dr Shirley Kokot DEd, formerly an Associate Professor of UNISA’s School of Education, where she was responsible for distance education courses in Educational Psychology and Special Needs Education. She is a practising Educational Psychologist, Research Fellow of UNISA, service provider to the HPCSA and the education departments of Gauteng and the Free State. A cv may be obtained on request.
Any questions regarding the course may be directed to email@example.com.