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Understand Children And Referrals To Professionals Better

Educational Webinar


About The Course

This educational webinar is hosted on Edupro Online ( and is acredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa as well as the South African Institute for Kinderkinetics.

Now teachers and parents can watch this webinar on Kwanda Academy and earn a certificate of completion after submitting an online questionnaire.

The information in this webinar will equip you with knowledge about the different protocols that professionals follow when they have to make decisions regarding the best type of therapies or referrals that one needs to make to support a child's development.

By knowing how professionals tackle developmental delays or childhood difficulties, you will be able to know which route to follow and who to see whenever you have a child in need of additional support or intervention.

Topics Within Webinar

The webinar covers the following topics:

• How to effectively gather information about a child's development
• Intake forms and what role they play in a peadiatric practice
• The use of developmental checklists
• Important medical steps to take before making any diagnoses, referrals or recommendations
• The role of paediatric first-line practitioners before seeing expensive specialists
• A good 'rule-of-thumb' guideline when making referrals to professionals
• Childhood development - structural problems versus functional problems
• A logical approach when deciding who to refer to and when you should refer
• Straight-forward referrals versus multi-dimensional referrals when a child has multiple developmental delays
• Different intervention routes - a conservative approach versus an aggressive approach
• Critical factors that should be considered before suggesting any intervention to parents
• Diagnosing a child - is it really necessary?
• Daily aspects that can be implemented by families and that will support any intervention plan
• The collaboration between professionals
• Practical aspects that can benefit the therapy progress of the child

Your Speaker/s

Marene Jooste And Marinda Botha

Marené Jooste is a Kinderkineticist with a Masters Degree in the neuro-sensory-motor development of children. She has been in private practice for almost 20 years and has a special interest in neuro-diverse children with neuro-motor difficulties including but not limited to autism, ADHD and DCD. She is the owner and founder of Kwanda Kinetics Child Development And Therapy Centre.

Marinda Botha is an Educational Pyschologist with an Educational Psychology Masters Degree. She has been in private practice since 2009 and has a special interest in the prevention of learning difficulties, emotional difficulties, career guidance, accommodations/concessions and school readiness. She has her own practice and regularly blogs on Psychologist Mama.

Both professionals have children of their own and continue to learn from them on a daily basis. They have been featured on various radio stations and have written for well-known magazines like the Huisgenoot and Babies and Beyond.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is this webinar accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited with SAPIK as well as with the HPCSA via Edupro Online.

How long do I have access to the webinar?

This educational webinar is completely self-paced and you can view all content related to this webinar whenever you choose. Thus, you have LIFELONG access for as long as the company exists.

Do I get a certificate?

Absolutely, yes! Just follow the prompts inside this webinar. Enjoy being rewarded for learning something new and valuable that will help you change a child's life!

Can I receive CPD points / units for this webinar?

Yes, if you are a pediatric professional, you can receive CPD points units if you are registered with either the HPCSA or SAPIK.  However, in order to qualify for professional CPD points, you will need to take this course on the Edupro platform.  Click on to be taken to this site.  Please take note that you will NOT be able to claim CPD points if you watch this webinar on Kwanda Academy.    

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