I International Online Congress on Early Childhood Intervention: Family, disability and social competence
March 24-26, 2021
March 24-26, 2021
Conference title (in Spanish or with simultaneous translation into Spanish):
International Online Congress on Early Childhood Intervention: Family, disability and social
Psychologist, PhD development psychology, contract professor at Parma’s University, founder and director of Tice (www.centrotice.it). I am a psychologist, I did the Phd in Parma and during the PhD I went to the USA where I trained with Carl Binder and Kent Jhonson. Back in Italy I opened Tice the first Italian leraning center that uses the principles of aba with children and teenagers with special educational needs. Since 2012 I have been dealing with entrepreneurship education and social innovation. My goal is to spread ABA based businesses and aba based social innovation. In 2006, in parallel with my research activity, I founded Tice the first private Italian non-profit company which offers psychological services based on behavioral science principles to children, young people and young adults with mental health difficulties (www.centrotice.it); my intuition consisted in transferring and adapting the learning centre business model to the Italian educational culture. Since its establishment i strongly force my company in estaboilishing regular collaboration with the academic world,which strongly influenced its ‘generative’ and ‘innovation’ capability. Thanks to this relation and my strategic vision Dal 2011, Every year, in collaboration with Tice, my cooperative, and the Psychology Department at Parma’s University, a Master in ABA program is set up ; the master program is dedicated to psychologists who want to open a behavioral company in Italy. Among the subjects of study in the master course there is a part dedicated to the transfer of know-how in promoting social self-entrepreneurship. My expertise in behavioral economics and social sciences is proved by 3 scientific publications in this field and up to 30 new behavioral based start up in Italy.
Conference title(in Spanish or with simultaneous translation into Spanish):
A orientação dos pais como instrumento nos cuidados na primeira infância
Dr Neufeld is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto at the University of São Paulo. She earned a Full Professor Degree in the same University in 2017. Her Post-Doctorate in Psychology is from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and her PhD and Máster Degree in Psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. Dr Neufeld is the Founder and the Coordinator of the Cognitive-Behavioral Research and Intervention Laboratory – LaPICC-USP. From the research and interventions she coordinates in these lab she has been responsible for over 30 books, including psychoeducation books for children and technical books for Psychologists and Psychotherapists. She has published over 60 articles, and this kind of results led her to be awarded with a Special Scholarship for Research Productivity from the Brazilian CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development). Additionally, Dr Neufeld is the President of the Latin American Federation of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies (2019-2022), and she is also Permanent Invited Professor of the Master’s degree at the University of Granada in Spain.
Conference title(in Spanish or with simultaneous translation into Spanish):
Lessons Learned from relationship based interventions for young children with developmental challenges
Gerald Mahoney, PhD. is the Verna Houck Motto of Families and Community Emeritus at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Dr. Mahoney’s research has focused on parent and family influences on children’s development and social emotional functioning. He has published numerous studies on parental influences on the development of children at-risk or with disabilities, as well as on the application of research findings from the parent-child literature to early intervention practice. He and his colleagues developed a Relationship Based developmental intervention curriculum called Responsive Teaching (Mahoney & Perales, 2019), which has been implemented and evaluated in numerous countries. These evaluations have included more than 200 parent-child dyads in which the children have ranged from 6 months to six years of age and have had a variety of developmental conditions including Autism, Down syndrome, Communication and Motor delays, as well as several other non-specified developmental disabilities.
Frida Perales, PhD is an Early Intervention Consultant and Professional Trainer. She received her doctoral degree in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has had extensive clinical and research experience in early intervention for children with disabilities, and has worked with Dr. Mahoney for more than 25 years. She coordinated 5 federally funded research and demonstration projects and has directed several early intervention graduate training programs. Dr. Perales has coauthored 13 professional publications as well as the revision of the Responsive Teaching curriculum manual (Mahoney and Perales, 2019). She has conducted numerous national and international workshops related to implementing Responsive Teaching: Relationship Based Developmental Intervention.
Evaluación postnatal en colaboración con la familia. Escala Bayley III
Doctorate student in Psychology, Graduate in Psychology from the University of Granada, and with an Official Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Infertility. I have worked as a pre-doctoral researcher since 2017 at the Foundation for Biosanitary Research of Eastern Andalusia (FIBAO) in the coordinated project “Pre and post-natal psychological care for the emotional health of mothers and fathers and the development of the small baby for gestational age (ATENPSICO-PEG)”. In addition, I have collaborated as a researcher in the projects “Development of Parental Competencies for the Upbringing of Young Children for Gestational Age”, “Improvement of the Quality of Life of Children at Neurosensorial Risk and their Families” and “Impact of the Eviction Process on the Health of Children from Affected Families”. Since 2018, I collaborate with the teaching of the subject Educational Psychology, in the Primary Education Degree of the University of Granada. I have two patents, IPR-745 – VIVEmbarazo (identifier: 1811129020515) and ViveCrianza (identifier: 1904250754838) corresponding to the design of materials for a programme of prenatal psychological care and stimulation of foetal neurodevelopment and babies for mobile applications, in biological risk pregnancies. Finally, I participate in the clinical trial “Perinatal psychological care to mothers and fathers of GAS infants” (https://doi.org/10.1186/ISRCTN15627704).
DAUCO TEST: Una herramienta a la medida de la Atención Temprana
Psychologist by the University of Granada, speech therapist by the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Doctor by the University of Cordoba (Spain). She is currently a University Professor in the Department of Psychology of the University of Córdoba and Director of the Child Care Centre of the University of Córdoba (CAIT UCO). Her professional work extends from teaching, in the different degrees and masters of the Department of Psychology of the University of Cordoba, to research, with open research projects and different publications in her most relevant lines of research, which are research in child development disorders, early care and child neuropsychology. The University of Cordoba’s Child Care Centre (CAIT UCO) combines both care and management activities. From here it has designed and developed different actions, particularly to meet the needs of children with developmental disorders or at risk of suffering from them.
Los retos de la atención temprana, sin perder de vista lo importante: diseño de un programa de Atención Infantil Temprana
Psicóloga por la Universidad de Granada, logopeda por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid y Doctora por la Universidad de Córdoba (España). Actualmente es Titular de Universidad del Departamento de Psicología de la Universidad de Córdoba y Directora del Centro de Atención Infantil de la Universidad de Córdoba (CAIT UCO). Su labor profesional se extiende entre, la docencia, en los distintos grados y masteres del Departamento de Psicología la Universidad de Córdoba, y la investigación, con proyectos de investigación abiertos y distintas publicaciones en sus líneas de investigación más relevantes, que son la investigación en los trastornos en el desarrollo infantil, la atención temprana y la neuropsicología infantil. En el Centro de Atención Infantil de la Universidad de Córdoba (CAIT UCO), se combina su actividad, tanto asistencial como de dirección. Desde aquí ha diseñado y desarrollado distintas actuaciones, en particular para satisfacer las necesidades de los menores con trastornos del desarrollo o con riesgo de padecerlo.
La Atención Infantil Temprana en Andalucía: La oportunidad del cambio
Degree in Psychology (University of Granada, 2001). Diploma in Speech Therapy (University of Granada, 2008). Doctorate courses in the “Clinical and Health Psychology” programme (academic year 2001-2002). Research project “Study of Grammatical Understanding in Spanish Population through Bishop’s TROG Test” directed by Elvira Mendoza Lara in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment (September, 2003). University Expert in Autism and G.D.T. (University of Málaga, 2004). Certificate of Psychopedagogical Aptitude (C.A.P.). (University of Granada, 2005). Master’s Degree in Early Intervention. (University of Seville, 2012). Master’s Degree in Psychopedagogy (UNIR, 2019). She has combined her professional practice in Psychology with the care of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Autism Granada organisation from 2002 to 2006, when she coordinated the Early Childhood Care in the province of Jaen from the Regional Delegation with competences in health matters in Jaen until the present day. She participates as a teacher in a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Care given by the University of Jaén and the University of Granada (Orden Hospitalaria de San Juan de Dios). She has collaborated in the publication of several chapters in manuals in the area of child care (language, early care, child neuropsychology).
La evaluación con la Escala Brazelton. Desarrollo de la capacidad de observación y detección de los padres
Lecturer at the University of Granada, Spain. Psychologist with experience in Early Care. Training for the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (The Brazelton Institute). Researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Granada (IBS-Granada). Head of the research group CTS-1058: Family Health and Children’s Neurodevelopment. The lines of research I develop have a multidisciplinary approach and focus on the following areas: perinatal psychology, neurodevelopment of babies at biological risk, early care. Currently, I coordinate an R+D+I Project focused on psychological care to improve the emotional health of parents and to improve the development of babies at biological risk. Identifiers: Researcher ID: J-6390-2015
Perfiles de desarrollo del lenguaje en discapacidad intelectual: el caso del Síndrome de Down
Not having finished my degree studies, I started researching which allowed me to discover my true vocation and passion: science. I also worked for a few years as a teacher in the old EGB, which allowed me to get to know the education system and its practice. Much of my research and teaching work has revolved around language development/acquisition in typical and atypical populations and, within these, especially in people with Down’s syndrome. This was due to the scarcity of studies on this syndrome, especially in Spanish, despite the high prevalence of this population. The award of several national research projects allowed us to develop this line of research. Given the absence of studies, our beginnings were eminently descriptive. We carried out the first adaptation of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI) to the linguistic development profile of children with Down syndrome. This allowed the most extensive study of early language development in the world to be carried out on these children and to obtain the first known standards for such development. Comparisons with typically developing children (TD) also allowed us to provide descriptive data on lexical and grammatical development. Subsequently, we initiated explanatory studies, again being one of the first groups in the world to investigate the processes/mechanisms by which these children acquire vocabulary. We are currently looking even more deeply into the language problems of people with DS, trying to investigate the causes of two crucial problems in this population: unintelligibility and morphosyntax. In the future, we do not rule out investigating the computational processes of linguistic information processing / speech stimulation in babies. Most of our results have been published in high impact journals and presented at numerous conferences.
La Planificación Centrada en la Familia en Atención Infantil Temprana
Full-time professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Jaén since 2018. Doctor in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology of Granada, on the Clinical and Health Psychology programme. Accredited by the European Certificate in Psychology in the specialities of Psychotherapy and Clinical and Health Psychology. Coordinator of the Down’s Syndrome Association and its Early Childhood Care Centre (subsidised by the Ministry of Health of the Andalusian Regional Government) for 20 years. Lecturer on various degree and postgraduate courses since 2004 at the University of Jaén. She also has numerous publications in scientific journals and books. It is accredited by the quality agency in different categories of teaching. Her interests: disability, early care, and psychological assessment in clinical populations.
Valores moduladores de la resiliencia en profesionales de la atención infantil temprana
PhD in Psychology and professor of the area of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cordoba (Spain). Expert in suicide prevention. Psychologist accredited by the European Certificate in Psychology in the specialities of Psychotherapy and Clinical and Health Psychology thanks to his more than 25 years of professional experience as a Clinical Psychologist. He was a provincial member of Legal Psychology of the Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Andalucía Oriental (1999-2002). He also teaches postgraduate courses in various official and proprietary master’s degrees at the University of Jaén. He has authored and co-authored several books and scientific articles, and has presented a significant number of papers and invited papers at national and international conferences. His main interests are health psychology in clinical populations, resilience and suicide