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Bio-psycho-social consequences of premature birth: Lessons from New Zealand

Bio-psycho-social consequences of premature birth: Lessons from New Zealand

Dr. Susan Foster-Cohen, Director of the Champion Centre, New Zealand, talks about developmental risk from premature birth, assessment and monitoring and early childhood intervention.
Methods of introducing a whole school approach are outlined, and information on where to find resources and guidance to support teachers and SENCOs with implementing this approach is provided.

Relationship-based early intervention services for children with complex disabilities: Lessons from New Zealand

Relationship-based early intervention services for children with complex disabilities: Lessons from New Zealand

The Champion Centre, located in Christchurch, New Zealand, provides a relationship-based early
intervention (EI) service for children with complex disabilities and their families. The programme is offered
in a Centre-based model of service, in partnership with parents, and in accordance with international best
practice. It advocates for children with disabilities through training and research. The author visited the
Centre recently on a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship.

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