Amanda Kirby keynote speaker at Foreign and Commonwealth Office October 5th

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Professor Amanda Kirby will be talking on ‘Neurodiversity and Mental Health’ on October 5th  at a Foreign and Commonwealth Office event. She will be discussing what companies can do to hire and maintain talent and how Workplace+ Profiler can assist. Penny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt,MP. Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work at DWP will be following as a keynote speaker at the event.

At Digital Festival Cardiff

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Do-IT Solutions, as one of the Digital Dozen for 2017 will be talking about their company at Wales biggest tech event on 18th and 19th of September 2017. Amanda will be talking about Soc-Tech as well – and what this means to all of us.

Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

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Amanda is the keynote at an employer event on July 5th with colleagues from Adviser Plus discussing mental health and the workplace. Amanda will explain what stress is, and how it presents for us all including lost production and presenteeism and what companies can do. She will describe how Workplace+ can be used cost effectively to provide a starting point for a conversation and skill staff, and increase confidence.

Professor Kirby publishes innovative work

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Benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS) is a common childhood epilepsy syndrome also known as Rolandic Epilepsy (RE). Neurocognitive phenotypes have been described with greater focus on attention, reading and language domains but there have been far fewer studies focusing on motor functioning. This study included measures of motor, language and cognition in order to investigate the range, degree and pattern of difficulties associated with BECTS in a case series of children, but with a particular emphasis on motor skills. This is the first paper to demonstrate the variability across cognitive areas , reinforcing once again the need to take a person centred approach to supporting individuals with learning difficulties.

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