Monday, 21 August, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 (All day)
QEC Noble Park, 53 Thomas Street, Noble Park, 3174. (Melway Reference: 89 F3)
Price: $1,350.00
Who can attend:
All levels of health professionals that work with children 0 – 3 years of age including: nurses, child care workers, childrens services workers, family support workers, physicians, paediatricians, social workers and psychologists.

Learn New Observation Skills to Transform

Your View of the Parent-Child Relationship

3 Day Workshop (conducted by QEC certified NCAST instructor)

The Nursing Child Assessment Satellite Training (NCAST) Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Teaching Scale

is a widely used scale for measuring parent-child interaction today. The scale contains a welldeveloped

set of observable behaviours that describe the caregiver-child communication and

interaction during a teaching situation, birth to 36 months of age. The scale is widely used in research

and clinical practice and is a valid tool for making reliable observations about the dyadic interaction.

In order to use the Teaching Scale professionals must be trained through the NCAST programs and be

certified (85% reliable) in the use of the scale.

This training prepares the attendee for certification which is assessed on the final day. The

assessment is sent to the USA for certification. Certified practitioners are required to complete

annual certification. QEC provides one day recertification training annually.

 About the Teaching Scale

The Teaching Scale:

• Is a valid and reliable measure for assessing parent-child interaction.

• Describes behaviour brought to the interaction by caregiver/child and

contingency of their responses to one another.

• Easily identifies strengths as well as areas needing improvement.

• Identifies strengths and concerns early in the caregiver/child communication

/ interactive pattern at a point when intervention is most effective.

• Provides separate but parallel observations of the caregiver /child pairs.

Used as pre and post measures.

• Is recognised by the US legal system when dealing with child abuse or

neglect cases.

Teaching scores from interactions with children as young as 3 months of age show

a significant correlation with subsequent measures of attachment, resilience and

cognitive abilities.


Keys to Caregiving training

Training Requirements

Using the scale requires training with a qualified NCAST instructor and having the

appropriate materials available to learn. Once reliability is attained, your name is

entered in the NCAST international registry and you receive a certificate as a

reliable user of the PCI Teaching Scale.

Your Facilitator