What you need to know
Once you choose your booking option and complete your booking, the company will call you within 1 business day to schedule your class based on your availability.
Your child’s development in cognitive, language, motor, and socio-emotional areas are evaluated and followed up through online sessions, every 3 months during the year. Parents prepare and deliver 3 separate 1 to 2-minute video recordings of the child’s
daily activities (during mealtime, parent-child play, and time alone) through WhatsApp or DriveApp before the meeting and a standardized parent questionnaire on the child’s developmental abilities is administered during the session. The child's developmental profile obtained from the observational data and questionnaire is shared and development-fostering advice for parents is given at the end of the session. Parents` questions regarding the child’s developmental and parenting processes are also answered. After each evaluation session, a descriptive report on the child’s development level and parenting strategies promoting development are sent to the family through e-mail.
Parents may apply for a Developmental Evaluation session whenever they need or register for Developmental Evaluation and Follow-Up Program yearly. Those families who receive the program yearly may contact us freely for day-to-day developmental questions through phone calls or texting.
SİNEM OLCAY KADEMOĞLU
Graduated with a bachelor`s degree in Psychology from Boğaziçi University and State University of New York, Binghamton in 2002 and completed a master`s degree in Developmental Psychology at Koç University and Ruhr Universitat-Bochum in 2006. Wrote a thesis about the relations between parenting practices and preschoolers’ cognitive skills in Turkish Immigrant and German families. After observational studies in the USA and UK investigating early childhood and parenting programs, completed cultural adaptation of two evidence-based parent education curricula to the Turkish setting designed by the Centre on Infant Mental Health at the University of Washington. Founded Istanbul Parenting Class (IPC) in 2007 to deliver those programs to families. Her work at IPC pragmatically combines the knowledge on child development with a psychologically supportive approach and provides parents with science-based counseling on various aspects of child-rearing. Has seen over 5.000 families in her practice at IPC since 2007 and published two books on parenting titled ‘Hello Baby’ and ‘Mother`s Guide’ in 2010 and 2012, respectively reaching over 30.000 parents. Has a column at Hurriyet Aile where she publishes articles on parenting and child development regularly. Gave a Developmental Assessment course for the Department of Applied Developmental Psychology at Özyeğin University, and works with ex-pat and multicultural families living mainly in countries such as England, Germany, and the USA under the program called ‘IPC Expatriate Family Services’ since 2018. Member of the European Association for Developmental Psychology and International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development. Has an 8-year-old daughter Pera.
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