Special educators

Renata Fridrih

Special educator - speech therapist M. A.

E-mail:

  • renata.fridrih@poliklinika-djeca.hr


EDUCATION

Graduate: The Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Zagreb

Title of the diploma paper: The influence of fear on the onset of stuttering and visual presentation of experiencing one’s own world (and the war) (1994)

Title: special teacher – speech-language pathologist


OTHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Polyclinic for hearing and speech rehabilitation SUVAG: formative seminar in verbotonal system of working with individuals with hearing and speech disorders (1995)
  • Academy for developmental rehabilitation, Zagreb: “Fundamentals and pathology of pre-speech language pathology” (1997), “Neurophysiological fundamentals of developmental rehabilitation” (1998), “Fragile X syndrome: medical, psychological and speech pathological aspects of diagnostic assessment and therapy” (1999), “Evoked potential test results in the diagnostic assessment of early brain damage” (1999)
  • The Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Zagreb: First Congress of Speech-Language Pathologists, Varaždin: “War, trauma, rehabilitation” (1994), Fifth Scientific Congress: “Rehabilitation and inclusion” (1997)
  • Speech-language pathology center: First International Speech-Language Pathology Seminar: “Stuttering – early detection, diagnostic assessment and therapy” (1998)
  • Croatian Medical Association, Croatian Paediatric Society: IV Congress of the Croatian Paediatric Society (2000), III Congress of the Croatian Nursing Association Paediatric Section (2000); “The Quality of Children’s Hospital Wards in Croatia”, Immobilisation of Children during Medical Procedures” (2011)
  • Child Protection Center of Zagreb: “Forensic Evaluation Training” (2000), “Abused child»W. Friedrich (2004); TARA CENTER , “Application of DSP Technology in Speech Therapy” (2004), Process supervision (head of supervision: dr.sc. Lidija Arambašić) 2003-2006, Case supervision (head of supervision: dr. sc. Dubravka Kocijan Hercigonja) 2003-2006
  • Society for Psychological Assistance: “Introduction in crisis interventions” (1997), “Strengthening strategies to cope with a loss and support in mourning” (1997), «Professional stress in work with children and youth” (1998), “Principles of communication with children, parents, colleagues and communication skills training”(1998-1999), «Educating educators» with the supervision by Society for Psychological Assistance, Zagreb, “Communication theory” (1999-2000), “Team work” (2000), “Group work with children and youth” (2000)
  • The Alliance of “Our Children” associations of Croatia: “Humanising hospitalisation” (1997), “For the child’s smile in the hospital” (1997), The Alliance of “Our Children” associations of Croatia Summer school: Symposium for the officials of “Our children” associations” (1999), training for the members of the Evaluation board “For the child’s smile in the hospital” (member of the Evaluation board) (2001), Symposium for the officials: „Establishing children’s city councils” (2009,2010), I Symposium about the rights of children with developmental difficulties (“For the child’s smile in the hospital”) (2009)
  • Foundation Rotary Club – Zagreb, Center for children, youth and the family – Velika Gorica  (2000)
  • Association for the improvement of children and youth education Velika Gorica: “The influence of perinatal events to the course of life” (2000) “Birth without stress the basis of love” (2000)
  • The Ministry of Education and Sport of Croatia: “Reading and writing disorders” (1997), “Pre-school children with developmental disorders in kindergartens – education” (1999)
  • National Alliance of the Physically Disabled: „Towards the better quality of life of the physically disabled through knowledge” (2001)
  • Association “Our children” Sisak: project leader of “Assistant in the teaching process” (since 2008) teacher in the programme “Assistant in the teaching process” (2009,2011)

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

  • volunteer in the care of children with developmental difficulties – on duty on Sundays and holidays in the Center for Child and Youth Education, V. Gorica, Zagrebačka 90 (1993-1994),
  • working with mildly mentally retarded groups of children in the Center for Child and Youth Education, V. Gorica, Zagrebačka 90 (1994)
  • a health care assistant – speech-language pathologist trainee of dr. Ivo Pedišić hospital, Sisak, working as  (1995-1996)
  • special educator and speech-language pathologist of kindergarten Ciciban, Velika Gorica (1996-1999)
  • special educator of the Social care center Petrinja (2000-2001)
  • special educator and speech-language pathologist of the Child Protection Center of Zagreb, Argentinska 2 (since 2003)

OTHER DUTIES AN EXPERIENCE

  • Mentor for students’ clinical practice in graduate study of the Speech-Language Pathology Department of the The Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Zagreb (2003 – 2006)
  • Part-time assistant in the course “Behaviour disorders” at the The Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Zagreb (2006)
  • Educator and project leader of “Assistant in the teaching process” for the City of Sisak (Association “Our children” Sisak)
  • Member of the evaluation committee for the implementation of the action “For the child’s smile in the hospital (Association “Our children” Sisak)

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONALS PAPERS

  • “The influence of fear on the onset of stuttering and visual presentation of experiencing one’s own world and the war” (1994)
  • “The influence of stress on the pre-natal and post-natal development of the child” (2000)
  • “Quality of education in Sisak in 2008″ (2009)
  • “Influence of hospitalisation lasting several months on the development of the child with developmental difficulties” (Case presentation Down sy and Coffie Lowry sy)“ (2009)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Brochures and leaflets in the field of children with developmental difficulties education for parents and professionals

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • reviews and proof-reading of professional papers and books, lecturing and conducting training in the field of speech and voice communication disorders, learning difficulties, child abuse and neglect, ADHD, behaviour disorders, developmental difficulties in children, chronically ill child, supportive work with children and parents

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Association “Our children” Sisak: President of the Association since 1997
  • Association for early intervention in childhood
  • Association “Big heart for the small heart”, member of the Steering committee