'Promoting the well being of children with complex needs'
Tuesday 2 October 2012, 9.30am - 17.30pm
Royal Society of Medicine,1 Wimpole Street, London. W1G 0AE.
This was a one day conference providing academics, practitioners, educators and carers with up to date, evidence based information on the key issues that are critical to improving the well being of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disability.
Well being is increasingly recognised as an important concept that encapsulates how people feel and function on personal and interpersonal dimensions. The focus of this conference was the key issues that are identified as influencing the well being of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disability and their families. Challenging behaviour, social impairment, poor health and sleep have been identified as specific areas that influence the autonomy, affect, and social engagement of children with complex needs and the resilience of their families. The purpose of the conference was to disseminate the findings of recent research in these key areas and describe the practical implications so that researchers, practitioners, educators and carers can promote well being.
Key speakers that attended the day included:
Information posters that were available on the day
During the day Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit provided their academic posters for viewing. You can find their current and past projects on their website, http://www.pencru.org/research_projects.php to access their posters click on the 'view project' link on the page.
For further information about the day please contact Melanie Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01267 242556.