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CPD seminar: Intellectual impairment—1 August 2019

Presenter: Dr Haydn Till, an ex-police officer who now specialises in these impairments. Dr Till's current roles include:

  • Registered Psychologist and Endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Advanced Clinical Neuropsychologist - Child Development Service, Gold Coast Health
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Neuropsychology - Qld University of Technology
  • Adjunct Fellow - Macquarie University


The session will run for one hour and will cover:

  1. What is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)? What is a neurodevelopmental impairment?
  2. How is FASD diagnosed?
  3. What behaviour traits demonstrate a child may have a neurodevelopmental impairment?
  4. What is the link between FASD and intellectual disabilities?
  5. How do neurodevelopmental impairments including FASD impact a child’s capacity to:
    • form relationships
    • communicate effectively
    • pay attention
    • understand court orders & bail conditions
    • participate in court proceedings
    • control impulses
  6. Address the common misconception that a diagnosis of FASD/neurodevelopmental impairment automatically means the child is intellectually impaired, and may not be fit to plea or understand court proceedings.

If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March.

Webinar access external to LAQ: Register and join the webinar live on any device.

Date: Thursday 1 August 2019

Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm

CPD point allocation: 1 point, substantive law

Recordings: This session will be recorded and will be available on Grants Online approximately 48 hours after the presentation. 

Contact: The Legal Aid Queensland Learning and Development team if you have any questions.

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