The workshop fee of RM250 for LOCAL PROFESSIONALS and USD100 for INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS will be maintained until 21 July 2017
28 & 29 July 2017
8:30AM – 5:30PM
Sunway Medical Centre
CLOSING DATE: 21 JULY 2017
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE
Special Education Teachers
In conjunction with May’s Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) 2017, the Speech & Hearing Centre, Sunway Medical Centre Sdn. Bhd. will be organizing a CAPD Workshop for professionals (Audiologists, Speech-Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists & Special Education Teachers).
CAPD is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders that affect the way the auditory information is processed in the brain. It is a neural auditory processing deficit that is not due to difficulties in the higher order language function, attention or cognition, although they can coexist. CAPD affects adults as well as children. It has been reported by the National Institutes of Health, United States, that 43% of children with learning difficulties and 50% of children with dyslexia have CAPD. The limited awareness and information on CAPD among professionals is most likely caused by the lack of resources in Malaysia. CAPD cannot be diagnosed through a checklist of symptoms. Instead, diagnosis and treatment of CAPD require multidisciplinary involvement.
This 2-day workshop will address the nature, cause, assessments and management of CAPD in children and adults.
Early Bird RM250
Early Bird USD100
- Workshop fee includes workshop notes & meals*
Register before 30 June 2017 to enjoy the Early Bird discountThe workshop fee of RM250 for LOCAL PROFESSIONALS and USD100 for INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS will be maintained until 21 July 2017
*Times as indicated in the tentative programme
Dr Loo is a highly-regarded audiologist in Singapore and internationally. She is one of the NMRC Research Scientist Fellowship recipients in 2007 to pursue PhD in UCL, London, UK. Her research areas included central auditory processing disorder, cochlear implants, hearing loss and dementia. She has been awarded a few pilot grants for research in the mentioned areas and currently the principal investigator for a number of projects that aim to develop audiological tools for the local population.
Clinically, she plays a key role in supporting and developing the Centre for Hearing Intervention and Language Development (CHILD) in the Department of Otolaryngology at the National University Hospital (NUH), and has also brought about various initiatives that improved patient care and treatment.
At the same time, Dr Loo is also passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience and participates actively in teaching. As the Assistant Programme Director of the Master of Science (Audiology) programme in the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine), she played an instrumental role in setting up the first Master of Science (Audiology) course in Singapore in 2013 where she was heavily involved, from the planning of curriculum to the setting up of the infrastructure. She also played an important role in successfully getting a donation of $19.5 million to support this programme.
In 2015, Dr Loo was awarded the NUHS Mochtar Riady Young Achiever Award in recognition of her leadership as an allied health professional, a researcher and an educator whose day-to-day work evinced values of teamwork, respect, integrity, compassion and excellence.
Dr Nashrah has 15 years of teaching and clinical experience in Audiology. She received her training at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) where she now heads the Audiology program. She gained her postgraduate degrees from University of Manchester and The University of Western Australia doing research on auditory neurophysiology and central auditory processing.
At UKM, she teaches auditory electrophysiological tests, psychoacoustics, and aural rehabilitation. She also started and manages a CAPD clinic offering services to both school-aged children and adults with listening difficulties. Her present study explores the nature of noise exposure of Malaysian children and its effect on auditory processing.
Ms Low graduated from the Master of Speech Pathology programme in Flinders University and has worked as a speech therapist in Singapore for 5 years. She specializes in aural rehabilitation and Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) for both adults and pediatrics, as well as training for caregivers.
Ms Low has a special interest in mentoring and in equipping the next generation of audiologists and speech therapists with the skills to improve clinical outcomes of clients with hearing loss or APD using evidence-based interventions and the industry’s best practices.
She welcomes opportunities to share her clinical practices with like-minded professionals and has been a regular guest lecturer at the Master of Audiology programme in the National University of Singapore (NUS). Ms Low believes strongly in community engagement and is passionate about generating awareness about audition-related conditions. She has also been invited to speak at various workshops/community outreach programmes, including the inaugural APD workshop that was held in Singapore in 2016.
Ms Jessie Foo is a trained clinical psychologist and a member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology. She graduated with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from HELP University, Malaysia.
She conducts psychotherapies to enhance an individual’s coping skills to deal with stress and challenges in life. She performs psychological assessments to understand an individual’s strengths and limitations. She provides parenting trainings to assist parents and psychological interventions for children as well.
Besides that, she is a Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) certified trainer. She has experiences in conducting corporate trainings and workshops on psychological issues.
28 July 2017
|9:00AM||Introduction to CAPD||Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny|
|10:30AM||Impact of CAPD||Dr Nashrah Maamor|
|11:30AM||Comorbidity of CAPD with Other Conditions and Differential Diagnosis||Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny|
|12:30PM||Lunch Break/ Tour to Speech & Hearing Centre|
|02:30PM||Audiological Assessment Batteries||Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny|
|03:15PM||Screening Tools||Dr Nashrah Maamor|
|04:30PM||What is Evidence-Based Practice?||Ms Low Fang Ying|
29 July 2017
|9:00AM||Differential Diagnosis from a Clinical Psychology Perspective||Ms Jessie Foo Xiang Yi|
|9:30AM||Speech and Language Assessments for Individuals with CAPD||Ms Low Fang Ying|
|10:45AM||Speech-Language Therapist Management: Current Treatment Available||Ms Low Fang Ying|
|11:30AM||Audiological Management: Evidence-Based Treatments and Intervention Approaches||Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny|
|12:00PM||Multidisciplinary Team Roles in Managing Individuals with CAPD||Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny|
|12:30PM||Lunch Break/ Tour to Speech & Hearing Centre|
|01:30PM||Research Updates||Dr Nashrah Maamor|
|02:30PM||Case Studies||Dr Loo Hooi Yin, Jenny,
Ms Low Fang Ying
|04:15PM||CAPD in Malaysia: Current Scenario, Challenges and Future Direction||Dr Nashrah Maamor|
*Subject to change without prior notice
A refund of:
- 100% is allowed 2 weeks before the closing date
- 50% is allowed 1 week before the closing date
- Substitutes will be allowed with prior notice to the Organiser