Dr. Melanie Woodfield – Child Psychology in Early Childhood and Primary Settings

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 07 June 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9upo

Dr. Melanie Woodfield - Child psychology in early childhood and primary settings

This course will provide a unique and interesting perspective on how core psychological ideas relate to the classroom environment and more importantly, how this knowledge can be utilised to support children to learn and connect to the best of their ability.

Specifically, this course will provide:

  • An introduction to typical child development and how to identify development that’s different, including a spotlight on autism spectrum disorder
  • An overview of the concept of intelligence and how it is assessed by psychologists, including what is usually meant by terms such as giftedness, intellectual disability, and specific learning difficulties   
  • An overview of common mental health issues in children and adolescents, how they impact on learning and relating to others, and how to support students with these needs 

Particular attention will be paid to ADHD. 

  • Tips and techniques to enhance communication with students, drawn from strategies therapists use to engage young people

This lively day is filled with practical strategies and real world examples and will be of interest to teachers and professionals working with young children.

Events summary


12 September 2019 – 12 September 2019

Further information

Contact: Kohia Centre

 (09) 623 8977