Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Early Diagnosis and Intervention
Take the CourseNeurodevelopmental Disorders: Early Diagnosis and Intervention
Start Date1 August 2023
End Date31 December 2023
The Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Early Diagnosis and Intervention online workshop explores the criteria for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia.
Understand the broader context within which diagnosis happens and the importance of early diagnosis.
This workshop equips mental health professionals with knowledge and understanding of the criteria for diagnosis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR).
Is this workshop for you?
This workshop is for you if you are a mental health professional.
Dates and Registration
Class of 2023: on demand
Participants can register at any time and move through the workshop content within 5 days. Watch the live workshop recording and complete the online journal articles and multiple-choice questionnaire.
The CPD workshop has been designed for mental health professionals to understand the broader context within which diagnosis happens and the importance of early diagnosis. Once you have completed the course, you will receive a digital certificate of completion.
The certificate serves as evidence of your new skills and knowledge and can be used to demonstrate your commitment to professional development.
Attend a live online session, or watch the recording, and complete an online reading and assessment.
HPCSA registered professionals will receive 3 CPD points [3 CEU Continuing Education Units points] upon successful completion of the workshop.
- Introduction of the workshop topic and overview
- Understanding the diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders
- Different types of neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Diagnosis of autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia.
By the end of the workshop practitioners will:
- Explored criteria for diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR).
- Differentiated Types of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
- Increased their understanding of the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
- Explore the broader context within which diagnosis happens.
- Understand the importance of early diagnosis.
Dr Petro Erasmus is passionate about bringing change into the community. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology of Education from the University of Pretoria. She completed her Master’s in School Guidance and Counselling (cum laude) and BEd Honors Degree in Educational Management through The University of South Africa (UNISA).
Her private practice, Child, Family Guidance and Development Centre, does extensive work in the Mafikeng community and Dr Erasmus was the project leader for a Bullying project which won the prize of a community project in 2015.
She is a founding member of the NEURADA Research and the creator of WHARTELSTM, an educational series of products including a board game, Puppets, maths apparatus, storybook and PENPlay app.
Understand the criteria for the diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Differentiate types of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Explore the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.