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Cognitive and Psychosocial Assessment of Refugee Children

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When: September 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Time: 8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Where: Foundation House
4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick  3056  Google Map
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This workshop aims to enable practising psychologists and education professionals to upgrade their cross-cultural, theoretical and practical skills in cognitive and psychosocial assessment, and increase awareness of refugee children’s academic challenges. Includes:

  • Effects of trauma and family functioning on cognitive and emotional processes
  • Linguistic factors affecting cognitive performance and academic achievement
  • Implications for testing and interpretation of results
  • Case studies with a focus on schools

Refugee children can be seriously disadvantaged at school and may be referred for cognitive assessment to rule out a learning disorder. To minimise the likelihood of over- or under- diagnosis, this half-day workshop explores factors that ma influence cognitive functioning and academic performance.