DSA Workshop - Ways To Teach Children Social Skills

Speaker Synopsis: Mr Vera Mok and Sheenaz Rahman of KIDZ POTC

 

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