UPCOMING EVENTS

Symposium/Colloquium
(Jointly hosted by the Reading Specialist Association Singapore, IACT Malacca Chapter and IE Symposium.)

Theme:
Working with Students with Learning & Behavioral Challenges

Date:
25 Nov (full-day symposium) & 26 Nov (half-day colloquium), 2017

Venue:
Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre, Pusat Perubatan Klebang, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia <http://orientalmedical.com.my>

Fee:
Please refer to the registration form below.

About the Event
This is the second symposium organized by the IE Symposium in joint efforts with the Reading Specialists Association (Singapore) and now, in addition, with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (USA)-Malacca Chapter. This symposium focuses on equipping teachers and parents with the knowledge and skills to work with, and support children/students with learning and/or behavioral challenges. There will be a colloquium on the following day after the symposium.

In addition, we plan to hold an exhibition of art works produced by an autistic savant that Dr Chia and Dr Lim have been working with, and learn from the family their experience of Raising An Autistic Savant.  This will be held on the day of the symposium on 25 Nov 2017.

Please register early to qualify for the early bird rate.

IACT Professional Development & Training Series

Title of Workshop: Behavior Development, Disorders and Treatment

Organizers: IACT-Malacca Chapter & IE Symposium Malacca

Dates: 27, 28 and 29 November

Time: 9:00am-6:00pm (including tea-breaks and lunch)

Venue: The Settlement Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia

Fee: Please refer to the registration form.

About the Event
This 3-day workshop provides an understanding of the complexity of behavior from a psycho-social perspective. Participants will look in detail at the different levels of learning and behavior disruptions, drawing from a variety of case studies, applying the CCAS Model (Cognition, Conation, Affect, Sensation). Participants will also learn about the treatment of learning and behavior disruptions (Intervention, Rehabilitation & Management), based on a critical reflection of the Learning Activity System (LAS) and the Mental States of Mind (MSoM) Model.

Please register early to qualify for the early bird rate.

PROPOSED TRAINING PROGRAMS

Parent Education Workshop Series
Workshop Title: Teaching Your Children How to Read (for parents)
Training Facilitators: Dr Lim Boon Hock HonFRSAS & Dr Chia Kok Hwee HonFRSAS

Synopsis: This is an interactive activity-based workshop that will introduce the cognitive processing model of reading in layman’s terms to parents so that they will know what reading as a dynamic process involves and what happens when the process breaks down. The facilitators will help parents to identify their child’s reading profile, interest and perception. In addition, parents will be taught how to identify the reading problems encountered by their children through use of an informal reading inventory. More importantly, they will also learn to identify the different error types in reading so that they will learn how to help their children to manage/cope with these difficulties.

Teacher Education Workshop Series
Workshop Title: Teaching Students How to Read (for teachers)
Training Facilitators: Dr Lim Boon Hock HonFRSAS & Dr Chia Kok Hwee HonFRSAS

Synopsis: This is an interactive activity-based workshop that will introduce the cognitive processing model of reading in layman’s terms toteachers so that they will know what reading as a dynamic process involves and what happens when the process breaks down. The facilitators will help teachers to establish their students’ profiles in their reading competence and performance through an informal reading inventory as well as standardized reading tests. The facilitators will also show the teachers how to determine their students’ levels of reading performance in terms of word knowledge, word recognition, word identification or expression, sentence reading, and reading experience according to the respective age equivalents. In addition, teachers will also learn to identify their students’ reading interests or preferences and reader perception. More importantly, teachers will also learn to identify the different error types in reading so that they will learn how to help their children to manage/cope with these difficulties. Reading comprehension will not be covered in this workshop as the topic is too wide to be included here.

RSAS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE MODULES

A Brief Introduction to RSAS

The Reading Specialists’ Association Singapore (RSAS) on 28 August 2008 began as a special interest group of the Society for Reading and Literacy (Singapore). It offered a training program (known as READi program) for parents, teachers and librarians interested in promoting good reading habit among children. In 2008, the group decided to break off to form an independent professional body registered with the Singapore Registry of Societies. It offers several categories of memberships to those interested to join the organization.

IACT-approved specialty programs

A Brief Introduction to the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT)

The International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) is a premier association for holistic practitioners and it provides a forum where members may exchange ideas, information, techniques and methodologies. Establishing itself apart from the rest as a multidiscipline association, IACT membership includes medical practitioners, psychologists, clinical social workers, hypnotherapists, nutritionists, dieticians, special needs educational therapists, literacy therapists/specialists, mental health workers, counsellors, allied educators and others in the helping, healing arts. The vision of IACT is to light the path of unity by providing a place where practitioners can come together under one umbrella to explore, indulge and renew their passion for diverse holistic physical and mental health care discipline.