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Caregiver Training for Children of Determination

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The caregiver training for children of determination will be held over four sessions on May 2, 4, 9, and 11 at the TDCC. The training will be face to face  conducted by Grace Talbot and Amina Shazib, and will focus on a range of topics related to caring for children with special needs. The sessions will introduce and explore a range of special needs focusing on developing effective communication strategies, understanding behavior and sensory needs, social and play skills, and fostering independence and home routines. This training aims to equip caregivers with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the best possible care for children of determination.

Objectives of the Training

Basic Care Needs of the Child:

1. Learn about the characteristics associated with a range of additional needs.

2. Understand the unique physical, emotional, and developmental needs of children of determination.

Communication Strategies:

3. Develop effective communication skills to interact with children of determination.

4. Understand the importance of alternative communication methods such as sign language, picture exchange communication systems (PECS), or  Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.

5. Learn to use appropriate language and tone to support communication with the child.

Understanding Behavior and Sensory Needs:

6. Learn how to recognize and manage challenging behaviors and sensory needs of children of determination.

7. Develop positive behavior management strategies to support the child’s needs.

8. Understand the impact of environmental factors on the child’s behavior and sensory needs.

Social and Play Skills:

9. Understand the importance of social interaction and play in the child’s development.

10. Develop strategies to support the child’s social skills, including initiating and maintaining social interactions and communication with peers.

11. Learn to adapt play activities to meet the child’s unique needs and interests.

Fostering Independence and Home Routines:

12. Learn to support the child’s independence and participation in daily routines.

13. Develop strategies to promote the child’s participation in household tasks such as meal preparation, cleaning, and laundry.

14. Understand how to modify home routines to meet the child’s unique needs and abilities.

In addition to these objectives, caregivers should also learn about the importance of advocacy, individualized care plans, and ongoing professional development to ensure they are equipped to provide the best possible care for children of determination.

About the Trainers

Caregiver Training for Children of Determination 6Grace Talbot is a highly experienced Head of Inclusive Education Services with a deep understanding of child development. She holds a Master of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Political Science, and Sociology. She also holds a  PgCertificate in Speech Language and Communication Needs of Children and is certified in the Intensive Early Intervention and School Readiness Programme by Dr. Donia Fahim. She has training in ADOS2, SCERTS Model, FETAC Level 5 Childcare Studies, Level 1 Makaton, Early Start Denver Model, Attention Autism, and DIR Floortime 101 With over 9 years of experience in the UAE, she has expertise in child development, IEPs, early intervention, inclusion, accommodation and modification. She is particularly known for her great handling of behavior management among children in the inclusive education setting, and has a proven track record of creating positive and effective learning environments for all children. Her dedication and commitment to inclusive education has made her a respected leader in the field.


Caregiver Training for Children of Determination 7Amina Shazib holds a Master in Applied Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Speech, Language, and Communication in Children. Amina is the Inclusive Education Services Deputy Supervisor at TDCC. She is certified in the Intensive Early Intervention and School Readiness Programme by Dr. Donia Fahim and trained in ADOS2, SCERTS Model, DIR Floortime 101, Colourful Semantics, and TEACH. With over 6 years of experience in inclusive education, Amina has expertise in classroom supervision, IEP development, early intervention, and evidence-based learning approaches. She is dedicated to supporting students with unique needs and their families.


In this training, caregivers and parents will gain the knowledge and skills to provide the best care and support for children of determination. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn effective communication strategies, behavior management techniques, and foster independence and social skills in your child. Our training will give you the tools you need to create a safe and supportive environment and advocate for your child’s unique needs. Book your spot now and take the first step towards unlocking your child’s full potential!

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