The conference is organized by TOL, a multidisciplinary centre for language, development and learning disabilities based in Bruges. TOL specializes in diagnosing and treating young people and adults who are experiencing difficulties with academic skills, motor skills, emotions, behaviour and social functioning. TOL also provides study counselling for young people and adults. The team at TOL specializes in the research and treatment of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, depression, anxieties, dyspraxia, and burn-out.
This conference is targeted at care specialists (speech therapists, psychologists, doctors, student counsellors…) and teachers and board members of primary and secondary schools and of establishments of higher education. The theme of the conference is: ‘Why learn?’, with special attention being paid to the relationship between education and therapy and to the effects of the treatment of learning and behavioural disabilities.
“The programme of this conference is very diverse and interesting, focusing on topical issues related to education, care and networking. The speakers establish links between science and practice” says Barbara Delagrange, clinical psychologist at TOL.
“Both young people and adults benefit from the presence of TOL in Bruges. For 25 years now, the multidisciplinary team of speech therapists, psychologists, psychomotor therapists, and child psychiatrists has been helping children and adults who are experiencing difficulties with language, development, or learning” says Alderman of Tourism Philip Pierins. “We are very happy that TOL has chosen Bruges as the venue for their conference for the 9th consecutive time.”