2019 National Cerebral Palsy Conference

Johannesburg * 27-29 May 2019 * Hosted by Forest Town School

CONFERENCE THEME

“CEREBRAL PALSY THROUGH THE AGES”

VENUE

Long Room at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium
Corlett Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg, Gauteng

COST

R 2500 Full conference 
R 2300 Early bird before 30 March 2019 

The price includes:

  • HOLISTIC CONFERENCE PROGRAM
  • All refreshments and meals during the conference
  • Conference bag
  • Welcoming Lunch
  • CPD and SACE points

REGISTRATION

Download the Registration form (PDF - 375 KB)

e-Mail registration form and proof of payment to natashak@fts.org.za

ACCOMODATION

Available accomodation near venue (PDF - 218 KB)

ENQUIRIES

Natasha Kausch: 011 646 0131 (W) natashak@fts.org.za

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME (subject to change):

Download the Preliminary Programme (PDF - 229 KB)

PROGRAMME FOR MEETINGS AND OFFICIAL BUSINESS MONDAY 27 MAY 2019
MONDAY 27 MAY 2019
TIME EVENT VENUE
8:00-9:30 Management meeting Forest Town School
9:30-10:00 TEA Forest Town School
10:00-11:30 Principal's and Educator's meeting Forest Town School
11:30-12:00 Transport from Forest Town to Wanderers Cricket Stadium Wanderers Cricket Stadium: The Long Room
12:00-12:30    REGISTRATION Wanderers Cricket Stadium: The Long Room
12:30-13:30 LUNCH Wanderers Cricket Stadium: The Long Room
13:30-14:30 Business meeting Wanderers Cricket Stadium: The Long Room
     
PROGRAMME FOR DELEGATES
MONDAY 27 MAY 2019
TIME SPEAKER TOPIC
13:30-14:30 REGISTRATION and LUNCH  
14:30-14:45 Natasha and Ronalda Opening and Welcome
14:45-15:45 Tasvi Naik (Physiotherapist) HIV and CP
15:45-15:55 QUESTIONS  
15:55-16:25 Ruby Grusin (Educator) Teaching Reading to children with disabilities
16:25-16:35 QUESTIONS  
16:35-17:05 Casha Meintjies (Optometrist) Visual Difficulties in children with CP
17:05-17:15 QUESTIONS  
     
TUESDAY 28 MAY 2019
TIME  SPEAKER TOPIC
8:00-8:30 REGISTRATION  
8:30-8:45 Roshni Groenmeyer Opening and Welcome
8:45-9:15 Dr. Price (Doctor) Mental Health & Pharmacology
09:15-09:25 QUESTIONS  
09:30-10:00 Tarryn Gurr (Motivation Speaker CP) Living Independently with CP
10:00-10:10 QUESTIONS  
10:10-10:40 Faith Bischof (Physiotherapist) Aging in CP
10:40-10:50 QUESTIONS  
10:50-11:15 TEA  
11:15-11:45 Marina Herold (Occupational Therapist) Makaton
11:45-11:55 QUESTIONS  
11:55-12:25 Gillian Saloojee (Physiotherapist) Malumalele Onwards
12:25-12:35 QUESTIONS  
12:35-13:05 Daphne Kubayana (Social Worker) 3 Stream Curriculum
13:05-13:15 QUESTIONS  
13:15-14:15 LUNCH  
14:30-15:30 Discussion Panel: Deon Smith & Others  
15:30-16:00 Natasha Kausch (educator) and Martha Lydall (Speech Therapy)
Adapting the curriculum and teaching methods, using technology in the classroom, to cater for the unique educational needs of each learner
Benefits of sound field system to learners with CP and other disabilities
16:00-16:10 QUESTIONS  
16:10-16:55 Luke Lamprecht (Psychologist) Fight with Insight programme benefits for at risk and disabled children & adolescents/ difficulties and risks associated with sexuality
16:55-16:10 QUESTIONS  
16:10-16:40 Lurinda Prinsloo (Occupational Therapist) Early identification and intervention in infants with CP
16:40-16:50 QUESTIONS  
17:15-19:00 CHEESE and WINE: Cash Bar  
     
WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 2019
TIME  SPEAKER TOPIC
8:00-8:30 REGISTRATION  
8:30-8:45 Shanna Louwrens Opening and Welcome
8:45-9:30 Ken Resnick (Psychologist) Behaviour Management in CP Children
9:30-09:40 QUESTIONS  
9:40-10:10 Sharna Goldstein (Occupational Therapy) Visual perceptual difficulties in children with CP
10:10-10:20 QUESTIONS  
10:20-10:50 Izanne (Educator and Parent) Skills Programme
10:50-11:00 QUESTIONS  
10:45-11:15 TEA  
11:15-11:45 Muziwakhe Tshabalala (Pysiotherapist) Effects of Kinesio Tape
11:45-11:55 QUESTIONS  
11:55-12:25 Brandon Swanepoel (Psychologist) Mental Health in Disabilities
12:25-12:35 QUESTIONS  
12:35-12:45 Gadija Koopmans The responsibilities of the siblings, when parents of CP child passes away
12:45-12:55 QUESTIONS  
12:55-13:15 CLOSING Natasha

Abstracts

We are accepting abstracts for our 2019 National Cerebral Palsy Conference, from the 27th of May to the 29th of May, at the Wanders Club, Illovo, Johannesburg. 

To present a paper at the NAPCP Conference, an abstract of the proposed presentation must be submitted to natashak@fts.org.za

If your abstract is accepted, you will be given a 30 minute time slot, which will be broken down into a 20 minute presentation and a 10 minute question and answer session. 

An abstract of approximately 100 to 200 words must be emailed. If possible, develop the abstract by addressing the major aspects of your presentation as described below. 

Summarize the scope and nature of the work upon which the paper is based. Note the relative emphasis of the paper on either research work or practical applications in terms of working with people who have Cerebral Palsy or an autobiography of those living with Cerebral Palsy. 

Describe the results presented in the paper and state specific conclusions of your work. Describe how these differ from results or conclusions of previous work on the same or similar subject; this is not an appropriate forum for academic papers that are highly theoretical. Papers centred on commercial products or endorsements will not be accepted. 

The abstract must be articulate and concise or it will be rejected. It is important that your abstract is well written; it provides the reviewers a critical first impression of what to expect. 

Acceptance of your abstract is not a guarantee that your paper will be accepted; the technical evaluation/peer review of your paper will determine whether or not your paper will be accepted for presentation at the NAPCP Conference 2019.  

If you have any questions e-mail us at natashak@fts.org.za

 

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