The main assumption of hand therapy is to improve the functioning of a child in everyday life, in
independent activities. This therapy is aimed both at children with developmental disorders and
those with normal intellectual disabilities who have specific learning difficulties. Each therapy is
dedicated to the individual needs of the child and is carried out by a qualified therapist, based on
a previous diagnosis. However, knowledge in the field of motor development is also necessary in
the work of a pedagogue or teacher because it allows you to better understand the developmental challenges faced by children. It is also helpful in choosing the best strategies and methods to
support the development of children
This course includes modules devoted to developmental
psychology, education, as well as nursing and caring activities. The knowledge presented here is
invaluable information that should be assimilated by anyone who plans to deal with young children responsibly and professionally.
Each of us tries to define, create and find happiness in our own way. However, science has investigated the factors and actions that contribute to a feeling of happiness - they provide a kind of
framework in which everyone can put the results of their individual life searches. This course is
designed to meet two main goals. Firstly, it deals with the issue of the pursuit of happiness from
the point of view of scientific findings - we convey here mainly psychological, but also philosophical concepts of what contributes to the feeling of a high quality of our life. Secondly, it is a set
of practical tips on how to find positive emotions in your daily life and "collect" experiences that
help you build your own happiness. Everyday life can be a rich source of life satisfaction, which is
of great importance to what we call happines
Sensory integration as a method of therapy is gaining more and more popularity. Its creator, Jean Ayers, emphasizes the importance that sensory integration processes have for a normal child’s development. Method is matter of interest among specialists but also early-stage education teachers and parents. They are the first people able to observe how specific sensory integration processes are developed among children. Mentioned therapy is always concentrated on the individual needs of a child and it is lead by professionals after medical diagnosis. Knowledge about sensory integration is compulsory in the work of teachers and educators as it assists to understand better all the development problems a child can face. What is more, it helps choose the best method and strategies to support evolution. Everyone who works with children should be aware of sensory integration principles.
What is personal development? For some people, this term will mean learning foreign languages, for
others, a promotion at work, or better communication with the environment and distancing yourself
from the world. Each of us equates personal development to something else and this is not a mistake. Generally speaking, personal development is inseparable from the principle of change and getting better. To be able to progress, you need to start a process that will lead to positive change and,
consequently, success. This is because personal development is essentially a process and requires
action to be taken, thanks to which we overcome internal barriers and overcome our weaknesses.
For the purpose of effective elimination of blockages and productive work on yourself, it is worth
using psychological tools and techniques that will contribute to the implemented changes. The
first step towards change is to become aware of your own weaknesses and limitations. Once we
are able to diagnose them, we have to choose the right tool to change them for the better. We can
then start working on personal development and simply start… living better
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a popular method of treating mental disorders such as
depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, social anxiety, schizophrenia, post-
-traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders. Some of them are diseases of civilisation, which
many of us face. The aim of cognitive behavioural therapy is to reduce mental distress (negative stress) and non-adaptive behaviour by changing cognitive processes. According to the main
assumptions of this trend, behaviours are to a large extent the effect of thinking, and cognitive
and behavioural interventions can lead to desired changes in reasoning, feeling and behaviour.
The following course aims to present creative methods of problem-solving tasks in a group setting. Based on social psychology theories, which focus on group dynamics. The tools described here foster creative dynamics and prevent the occurrence of creativity inhibitors. This course is addressed to members of the managerial staff, group leaders, and persons interested in the topic of creativity.
Being active is important at every stage of our lives. In the case of old age, it is of special importance. It significantly affects the satisfaction and condition of a person. It is synonymous with life and the basis of treatment for many diseases. Being active delays the aging process. It relates to the needs of elderly people: social contacts, personal development and self-esteem. The type of activity depends on the health condition, financial capacity and the social skills possessed. The aspects of activation of the elderly with elements of free time animation are discussed in this course.
This child psychology course is a synthesis of areas within child development, particularly concerning the emotional and intellectual branches. It contains fundamental information regarding the childhood phase and the child’s evolving features over the years. Throughout this course, we will discuss methods and practices used within child psychology, and the theories surrounding child development. Course participants will gain knowledge of the individual developmental stages, with particular focus on emotional development and social communication. The course also presents the most common and well-recognised developmental theories in the field of child psychology and its precursors.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder where the first signs begin to appear in early childhood and continue throughout life. During therapy, each child requires an individual approach; there is no one specific method of treatment that would be suitable for each child. In this course, we present three approaches towards child therapy with autism spectrum disorders: behavioural, social and structural. We hope that the included information will systematise knowledge about child therapy for autism spectrum disorders, deepen theoretical reflections and provide an opportunity to compare specific approaches.
The word ‘trichology’ comes from the Greek word ‘trichos’, which means hair. It is an interdisciplinary
field of knowledge that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hair and scalp diseases. Nowadays, trichologists deal with a thorough analysis of the condition of hair and its roots, as well
as the analysis of the scalp, diagnosis of scalp disorders, and curative approaches through trichological treatment and specialist preparations. Today we have modern diagnostic equipment, including electronic
microscopes, digital cameras or devices for elemental hair analysis. This allows trichology to develop at a brisk pace. Trichologists can now quickly, accurately and effectively diagnose the scalp
and implement the necessary treatment procedures.
Vision therapy deals with rehabilitation of the patient's vision disorder, to some degree, which
cannot be corrected by standard means, e.g. by means of adequately selected ocular correction,
contact lenses or surgical procedures.
The task of the vision therapist is to prepare (as part of the therapy cycle) a set of pleoptic and orthoptic exercises, which are correctly adjusted to a given disorder and the patient's needs. Special
treatment and increased attention is required for children with special educational needs, who
need an appropriate pedagogical approach and a complementing level of exercise.
Anyone who wants to understand the nature and types of visual problems children and adults may
face (including those with special needs) should become acquainted with the basics of vision therapy
Solution focused therapy (SFT) focuses on finding solutions, rather than analysing problems or deficits of a patient. This therapy model works well in psychological disorder therapy as well as addiction therapy. The knowledge on SFT learnt in this course can be applied within jobs of teachers, pedagogues, psychologists, therapists as well as all individuals interested in using their own potential to introduce positive changes in their lives.