CENTRE for CHILD DEVELOPMENT REFERRAL and RESEARCH

2nd ANNUAL AUTISM TRAINING WORKSHOP:
IDENTIFICATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD)

AND SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES (SLD)

Prepared by: Emmanuel Kusi Achampong

(CPD Coordinator, School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast)

PROGRAM 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 

8:30am Registration  
9:00am Welcome, Opening Remarks  
Prof. Francis Ofei, Dean, University of Cape Coast SMS  
9:30am Guest Speaker  
Dr. Eben Badoe, Dir. of Neurology and Dev. Clinic, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital  
10:00am Topic Introduction  
10:15am Pre-Survey  
10:30am Break  
10:45am Characteristics (Video reflection activity) 
12:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm Diagnostic Criteria (Cultural considerations reflection activity) 
2:30pm Assessment (Assessment tool practice activity) 
3:15pm Break  
3:30pm Assessment (Role play activity) 
5:00pm End of first session  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 
9:00am Etiology, neurological basis, misconceptions (Conceptions of ASD reflection activity) 
10:30am 1st Break  
10:45am Etiology, neurological basis, misconceptions (Simulation reflection activity) 
12:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm Analysis of Evidence-Based Interventions (Practice activity) 
3:30pm Break  
3:45pm Analysis of Evidence-Based Interventions (Practice activity) 
4:15pm Question and Answer  
4:45pm Post-Survey  
5:00pm End of Session  

Thursday, November 12, 2015 
9:00am Opening remarks  
Dr. Irene Vanderpuye, Dir., Centre for Child Development Research & Referral (CCDRR) 
9:30am Topic introduction  
9:45am Pre-Survey  
10:00am Overview of Specific Learning Disabilities (Word map activity) 
10:30am 1st Break  
10:45am General types of Specific Learning Disabilities (Diagnostic scenario reflection activity 
11:45am Causes of Specific Learning Disabilities (Cultural considerations activity) 

2nd CAPE COAST AUTISM TRAINING WORKSHOP 


Diagnosis and Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Learning Disabilities 


UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST, GHANA 
November 10th – 13th, 2015 

Workshop Outcomes 


By the end of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Workshop, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe and recognize characteristics of mild to significant autism. 
  2. Distinguish between autism and other behaviorally similar disorders.  
  3. Interpret international diagnostic criteria and their relationship to the assessment and identification of ASD 
  4. Interpret various screening and diagnostic tools used in the identification of ASD. 
  5. Anticipate parental concerns and demonstrate cultural competency when considering parental and familial reactions to an autism diagnosis. 
  6. Confront misconceptions and assumptions about autism in the broader society. 
  7. Understand the neurobiological basis of autism, etiology and global prevalence of autism. 
  8. Critique the benefits and concerns associated with various intervention strategies and approaches for addressing ASD.  


By the end of the Learning Disabilities Workshop, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe and recognize characteristics of specific learning disabilities (SLD). 
  2. Understand potential causes of SLD. 
  3. Distinguish between different subtypes of SLD, including dyslexia and dyscalculia.  
  4. Distinguish between related conditions and SLD. 
  5. Interpret diagnostic criteria and their relationship to the assessment and identification of SLD. 
  6. Anticipate parental concerns and demonstrate cultural competency when considering familial and educator reactions to a learning disability diagnosis. 
  7. Analyze the potential benefits of various instructional strategies and approaches for addressing dyscalculia and dyslexia.  

12:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm Reading Disorders and Dyslexia (Oral reading role play activity) 
3:30pm 2nd Break 
3:45pm Dyslexia (Reading comprehension activity) 
5:00pm End of Session  

Friday, November 13, 2015 
9:00am Recap  
9:15am Math Disorders and Dyscalculia (Math simulation activity) 
10:15am 1st Break  
10:30am Dyscalculia (Intervention reflection) and Introduction to Related disorders 
12:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm Related disorders (Attention, memory and social skills deficits; Self-monitoring strategy activity) 
2:30pm Post-Survey  
2:45pm Resource Centers (CCDRRU, ABOOM)  
3:15pm 2nd Break  
3:30pm Stakeholder's forum (the way forward)  
4:00pm Closing remarks  
Mary Diop, CHIP International  
4:30pm Closing remarks  
Prof. Francis Ofei, Dean UCCSMS  
5:00pm End of Workshop  

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2nd CAPE COAST AUTISM TRAINING WORKSHOP 



Diagnosis and Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

and Learning Disabilities 



UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST, GHANA 
November 10th – 13th, 2015 
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth R. Drame 

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