Assessment and certification
On the last day of the course the participants receive a DVD with children recorded and are asked to score these and send their scores back to the tutors for feedback. Individual feedback is given, which is an important part of the process.
The participants are then required to do some self produced play sessions, score them and send the tapes and scores to the tutors for feedback and approval to become a certified AHA rater. This whole process should be completed in three months.
To complete the last part an AHA test kit is needed.
(The AHA test kit for children between 18 months and 12 years with specific toys is not included in the course fees.)
This highly practical course combines presentations, with case studies, examples of good practice, group work and discussions.
An important part of the course is practising scoring children with different ability levels, from video recorded AHA play sessions.
There will also be some pre course reading.
A Course Manual with detailed scoring criteria and a computer based scoring from will be provided.
AHA Test Kit
The AHA test kit can be ordered from Handfast Inc at the course or later during the certification period.