Talks and Conference Presentations

Full List of Conference Presentations

  1. Castro, S. & Palikara, O. (2019, March). Froebelian pedagogy in light of the Children and Families Act 2014. Froebel Trust Conference, London: https://www.froebel.org.uk/conferences/froebel-trust-conference/ download presentation here
  2. Castro, S. & Palikara, O. (2018, April). The ICF in England: ‘Mind the Gap’. Study presented at 3rd International Symposium ICF Education in Hamburg, Germany: http://icfeducation.org/upcoming-events download presentation here
  3. Castro, S. & Palikara, O. (2018, November). Two Years of Education Health and Care plans: are we there yet? Study Presented at the University of Roehampton dissemination event for A Quality Evaluation Study of EHC plans [British Academy/Leverhulme Trust], London. download presentation here
  4. Castro, S. (2017, July). Analysing the content of children’s voices in the Education, Health and Care plans using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Study presented at the International School Psychology Association conference in Manchester, England: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/ispa2017/  download presentation here
  5. Palikara, O., Castro, S, Van Hewegen, J., (July, 2017). Capturing the voices of children and young people under the new special educational needs system in the UK: challenges and opportunities for educational psychologists. International School Psychology Association, Manchester, UK. Url: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/media/mmuacuk/content/documents/education/ispa/Book-of-Abstracts.pdf
  6. Castro, S., Palikara, O., Eirinaki, V. & Gaona, C. (2016). An Analysis of the Quality of the Education Health and Care Plans in England: Preliminary Findings. Study presented at the International Society of Early Intervention conference in Stockholm, Sweden: https://depts.washington.edu/isei/2016Conf/ISEI-2016theme.html
  7. Palikara, O., & Castro, S., (July, 2016).  Coping skills of adolescents during transition from primary to secondary education: The effect of individual and contextual resources. International School Psychology Association, Amsterdam. Netherlands.
  8. Palikara, O., & Castro, S., (July, 2016). Predictors of adolescents’ coping skills during transition from primary to secondary education. 11TH International Conference in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton, London, UK.
  9. Castro, S. & Palikara, O. (2015, July). Education, Health and Care planning in England and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY). Study presented at the 8th Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress, Lisbon: http://isec2015lisbon.weebly.com/
  10. Palikara, O. & Castro, S. (2015, July). Profiling pupils’ Wellbeing at the End of Primary Education: Individual and Contextual Predictors. Study presented at the 10th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, London: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Research-Centres/Centre-for-Applied-Research-and-Assessment-in-Child-and-Adolescent-Wellbeing/Child-and-Adolescent-Psychopathology-Conference/
  11. Samuels, A. & Castro, S. (2014, April).  CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF POVERTY ON CHILDREN’S PARTICIPATION IN PORTUGAL AND SOUTH AFRICA. Study presented at the ICECI 2014 in Antalya, Turkey. Url: http://www.iceci2014.com/program.asp#3-tab
  12. Pinto, A., Grande, C., Coelho, V. & Castro, S. (2014, April). PATTERNS OF PARTICIPATION IN PORTUGUESE INCLUSIVE PRESCHOOL SETTINGS. Study presented at the ICECI 2014 in Antalya, Turkey. Url: http://www.iceci2014.com/program.asp#3-tab
  13. Pinto, A. & Castro, S. (2014, April). ICF-CY: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN INCLUSIVE SETTINGS. Workshop conducted at the ICECI 2014 in Antalya, Turkey. Url: http://www.iceci2014.com/program.asp#3-tab
  14. Pinto, A. I., Grande, C., Ferreira, T. & Castro, S. (2011). Early Childhood Intervention Practices based on evidence: the case of participation. Study presented at the Udemko Conference, Turkey. Url: http://www.udemko2012.org/Default.aspx
  15. Castro, S., & Pinto, A. I. (2011, May). Linking Autism assessment measurements with the International Classification of Functionality, Disability and Health for Children and Youth – ICF-CY. Study presented at the ISEI (International Society on Early Intervention) conference, New York, USA. Url: http://depts.washington.edu/isei/ISEI_conferences.html
  16. Castro, S., & Pinto, A. I. (2011, May). IEPs of pre-school children with autism in Portugal. Study presented at the ISEI (International Society on Early Intervention) conference, New York, USA. Url: http://depts.washington.edu/isei/ISEI_conferences.html
  17. Castro, S. & Pinto, A.I. (2011, August). Development of a set of ICF-CY codes (code-set) for ASD. Study presented at the European Conference of Developmental Psychology (ECDP), Bergen, Norway. Url: http://www.ecdp2011.com/
  18. Pinto, A. I., and Castro, S. (2010, April). Linking Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs with the ICF-CY. Study presented at the ICOSE 2010 International Conference on Special Education, Cyprus. Url: http://www.icose2010.org/
  19. Castro, S. and Pinto, A. I. (2010, October). “Linking Individualized Education Programs (IEP) of preschool children with Autism with the International Classification of Functionality, Disability and Health for Children and Youth”. Study presented at the IX International Congress Autism-Europe, Sicily. Url: http://www.autismeurope.org/
  20. Pinto, A. I. & Castro, S. (2008, June). “Functional Profiles of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”. Study presented at the International Conference on Special Education, Marmaris, Turkey. Url: http://www.conferencealerts.com/seeconf.mv?q=ca1a600m
  21. Pinto, A., Grande, C., Coelho, V., Ferreira, T., Castro, S. & Leal, T. (2012, August). “Social Participation in Portuguese Early Childhood Inclusive Settings”. Study presented at the 10th Biennal National Conference and 1st Asia-Pacific Early Childhood Intervention conference, Perth, Australia. Url: http://www.eciaconference2012.com.au/main-pages/draft- program.htm/
  22. Macedo-Pinto, I., Grande, C., & Castro, S. (2012, October). “Inclusion in Portugal: Historical and Practical Issues”. Study presented at the European Conference of Inclusive Education and Educational Psychology, Porto, Portugal. Url: http://www.nepes.eu/?q=node/818
  23. Pinto, A. I., Coelho, V., Ferreira, T., & Castro, S. (2011). Routine-based intervention methodology in inclusive preschool settings. Poster presented at the First National Interdisciplinary National Congress of Early Childhood Intervention,Turkey. http://www.udemko2012.org/Default.aspx
  24. Coelho, V., Ferreira, T., Pinto, A. I., Castro, S. & Grande, C. (2011). Assessment of peer’s relations: Exploratory study with children with disabilities. Study presented in the National Conference of Early Intervention, Madeira.

 

Invited Talks

  1. Castro, S. & Palikara, O. (April, 2018). The use of the ICF in the UK. World Health Organization, Functioning and Disability Reference Group WHO-FDRG, internal meeting. Medical School of Hamburg, Germany.
  2. Castro, S. & Palikara, O. (January, 2018). Research on the new SEND policy and its implementation. Michael Sieff Foundation Scoping Seminar on the Special Educational Needs and Disability policy. Nuffield Foundation, London, United Kingdom. Url: http://www.michaelsieff-foundation.org.uk/special-educational-needs-in-the-uk-action-plan/#seminar1
  3. Castro, S. & Palikara, O. (2018, June). Research on the new SEND policy and its implementation: The Education Health and Care plans. The PAN London Autism Schools Network Research June meeting. Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom.
  4. Castro, S. (2014). Webinar: ICF-CY workshop. Pretoria University, South Africa.
  5. Castro, S. (2013). The assessment-intervention process for Young Children with Autism: contributions of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth. Pretoria University, South Africa.
  6. Castro, S. (2012). ICF-CY: Transatlantic Webinar. Pretoria University, South Africa.