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World Cerebral Palsy Day – 2016
Poster – Information about Cerebral Palsy
Chairman: Prof Patrick Corrigan
Prof Jeremy Turk: Labelling and Classifications in Developmental Disabilities: Curse or Blessing
Prof Lisa Woolfson: The influence of societal stereotypes on attitudes and behaviour of parents and teachers towards children with intellectual disabilities
Dr Katrina Scior: Do they do what they say? Questioning the link between self-reported attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities and actual behaviour
Dr Shirli Werner: “Equal in Uniform”: Its impact on attitudes of soldiers without disabilities towards soldiers with intellectual disabilities
The lecture explains why planned communities and hostels are not the right solution for people with disabilities, and presents solutions that involve living in the community.
The lecture focuses on the transition of people with mental disabilities from institutional living to community living in light of the UN’s convention.
Dr. Leontiev describes a research study comparing students with and without disabilities in regard of their emotional and adaptation resources.
Dr. Green discusses the results of a study that looked at the influence of a treatment program on the self confidence and sense of ability of children with cerebral palsy.
Play is important to children’s development and helps children with disabilities fully realize their potential. LUDI is a pan-European network with representatives of 27 countries which conducts joint activities aiming to study games for children with disabilities. The lecturer descries the network’s structure, importance and activities.
Mr. Encarnação describe a study of a technology intended to support the participation of children with neuro-motor disabilities in learning activities in the classroom.
Mrs. Smogorovska presents the evaluation results of a program to develop social skills that allocates time to social play/time. The program was implemented in kindergartens in Poland.
The lecture describes a plan for how to deal with emergency situations for people with disabilities, their families, officials in charge of emergency response and administration representatives.