BabySMART (Sensory Motor Active Responsive Timely) is an advanced Developmental Surveillance and Early Detection program at Kids Plus. It has embraced the recent advances and consensus about early detection and follows a best practice protocol for assessment and monitoring. This outlines the ‘What’ of the program but doesn’t explore the ‘How’.

The essence of BabySMART is integrating the technical protocols alongside a relational approach to ensure we establish trusting, quality relationships with families. This workshop will explore the key elements of this relational approach, which is often missing in follow-up programs, to change the experiences for families from a technical encounter to one that meets their emotional and psychological needs.

Prof Angela DrewDr Emily Reid