Webinar: Getting Children moving for Healthy Development and Wellbeing
26 September 2018
Join Dr Nicole Papadopoulos as she presents ‘Getting Children moving for Healthy Development and Wellbeing’
This webinar will present research evidence of the need for children with and without developmental difficulties to engage in movement in order to promote healthy development of the ‘whole child’. The importance of moving for children’s psychological wellbeing and the current landscape of physical activity programs that emphasize the mind-body connection will be explored. In particular the innovative methodology of the International Joy of Moving program, created by Dr Caterina Pesce in Italy, which promotes a fun and non-competitive approach to physical activity by children, developing both cognitive and physical abilities will be presented. Following its success in Italy, we will discuss the evolution of the program that is currently being developed and piloted at the Deakin Child Study Centre for the Australian context.
Dr Nicole Papadopoulos - Deakin Child Study Centre, Deakin University, Senior Research Fellow
Dr Nicole Papadopoulos is a clinical psychologist and lead senior research fellow on the Australian Joy of Moving program. Nicole completed her PhD in 2003 pioneering work that explored the impact of motor proficiency/physical activity on mental health outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and is an emerging leader in sleep and motor research.
Clinically, Nicole specialises in neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism and ADHD and is passionate about helping children to reach their full potential using evidence-based interventions.
Date and time
26 September 2018