Speaker Synopsis: Mr Vera Mok and Sheenaz Rahman of KIDZ
Ms Mok is an occupational therapist
who is registered and licensed with the Singapore Certification and Licensing
Board. Her provision of care over the years has seen her working with
individuals of varied ages with various learning differences. Beyond the clinical
setting, she has also been involved in the administration of school-based
programs, such as social skills programs, early intervention programs for
pre-schoolers, as well as life skills programs for at-risk youths.
Ms Sheenaz is an occupational
therapist who is registered and licensed with the Singapore Certification and
Licensing Board. Her years of experience include working with children of
varied ages and with various learning differences. She has been continuously
providing therapy services at school based centres apart from the clinical
setting. She has experiences in working together with teachers, parents and
other allied professionals in a school settings.
Synopsis of Talk:
Social skills refer to the ways we
interact with one another that help us to become productive members of society.
They help us in areas like communication (direct and indirect), participating
in groups, friendship, teamwork and conflict resolution. Contrary to the idea
that social skill develop during peer interactions, a child actually first
starts learning these important skills from their parents.
In this workshop, participant would
be able to:
1. To Identify the foundations required for social competency and
underlying deficits that affect social skill development.
2. To identify strategies to teach children these crucial skills using a
variety of therapeutic approaches
DSA member - Free, Public - $20 per pax
Target group: Parents and caregivers with children in N1 to schooling age