On Thursday the 5th of July and Saturday the 7th of the same month a workshop under the title Safeguarding and Neuro Developmental Pediatrics was conducted by Dr. Zinab Abdelrahman at SEDI. Dr Abdelrahman, Consultant Community Pediatrician, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, took her audience through a process that focused on children development and how they will interact with the world throughout life. The workshop also paid full attention to the issue of deficit disorder and how the hyperactive child can be managed using psychotherapy and stimulant medications.
Dr. Abdelrahman also discussed the conditions of the autistic children and how to deal with them in society in order to help them to improve speech and eye contact. The role of health personnel was discussed as well as within multi disciplinary approach, training and counseling for the purpose of improving social relationships. The workshop was concluded by interactive discussion and recommendations.