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Recognise and Respond to Developmental Delays in Children

Course Overview

Focus area Child development and parenting
Length Half day
Who is it for? Professionals working with children and caregivers
Key Outcomes Parent-friendly ways to enquire about child development; equip parents to address delays

Course Description

When working with families and children in adverse situations, you may meet children under five years old who are potentially missing developmental milestones. Learn how to let parents or caregivers know what they can do to support their child, in a timely and respectful way, when you notice developmental delays.

This introductory course provides front line workers with knowledge, skills and resources to recognise and respond to child development concerns for families in homelessness services. Co-facilitated by a Together4Kids senior therapeutic worker and Occupational Therapist from The Benevolent Society, this training is for workers who are supporting families in emergency and supported accommodation.

In this interactive half day session you will:

  • increase your knowledge of childhood developmental milestones
  • learn how to use simple observational checklists
  • gain skills to talk to parents about how they can support their child by recommending and providing appropriate play activities and other resources
  • provide appropriate referral for children to receive professional assessment and support.



Enrolment Information

Time 9.30am - 1pm

The Institute
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh

Cost $175 (Free for workers in the FDV/Homelessness Alliance)
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