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Dr Nadia Taysir Dabbagh: Child's Play

Dr Nadia Taysir Dabbagh: Child's Play

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 February 2023 11:00-11:45

Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: English

Session No: 279 

As many books as one reads, one is never prepared for parenting. Every child is different and special in their own way, so how do we go about understanding and catering to our child’s unique growth and development in simple daily measures? Dr Nadia Dabbagh will talk about child-directed play, a special form of one-to-one interaction which encourages the child to lead playtime. Child-directed play fosters relationship building with your child while creating a sense of independence and self-direction in them. Join us for this intriguing session based on simple and age-old techniques with the expert herself.

This session is moderated by Sanam Yaqub

Dr Nadia Dabbagh is a UK-trained Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Dabbagh builds bridges across divides whether in service delivery, teaching, training, research, or policy development to benefit the community’s mental health. With experience spanning across UK and the Middle East and a decade of psychiatry service decorated with achievements at Rashid Hospital including developing and leading the Arab Board Child Psychiatry Fellowship, she is currently on the Child Psychiatry Scientific Committee for the Emirati Board Higher Training Programmes.

Parents are welcome to bring their toddler along to this session. However, please note childcare is not provided.

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As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.
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Categories: Health/Wellness