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2017


December

2

Management of listening-related challenges in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
It has been well established that many children with ASD have greater difficulties processing speech in the presence of background noise compared to their peers. Research has shown that wireless communication systems deliver a much clearer auditory signal to the ear and in doing so can improve listening and communication skills in these children. The morning session of this seminar explores the latest research in this area and is aimed at clinicians who work with children with ASD. The afternoon workshop covers management options currently available for children with ASD to use in their classroom, social and home settings. It will be an informal and interactive session. Please refer to this website for more information including registration.
Event Contact: Philippa James
Email: philippa.james@unimelb.edu.au

4 Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop

Join us in Brisbane, QLD on December 4-6, 2017 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop! This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website. 
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

   

November

11 Hanen It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Melbourne, VIC on November 21-23, 2017 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop!

This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

11 2017 Autism West Symposium: The Big Picture
The must-see event in 2017 for individuals on the autism spectrum, their family members, educators, service providers, researchers and health professionals. This year we'll be delving into topics that look at supporting individuals on the autism spectrum transition from childhood into adulthood, and will cover topics such as how to identify and build strengths, learning independence and meaningful employment. This exciting event will showcase inspirational international, interstate and local speakers including a number of young autism advocates, those with lived experience, employers, clinical practitioners, researchers and educators. Our speakers include Graeme Simsion, Kerry Magro, Lyn Beazley, Jeanette Purkis, Carla Burn and Andrew Whitehouse, but for a full list of speakers and information on how to book, please visit our website.  
Event Contact: Helene Hansen
Email: events@autismwest.org.au

11 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Melbourne, VIC on November 8-10, 2017 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism.

Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

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Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Sydney, NSW on November 13-15, 2017 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism. Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit the website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

17 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Newcastle, NSW on November 17-19, 2017 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism.

Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit the website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

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PECS Level 1 Training
20 & 21 November 2017 Brisbane: This two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind The Picture Exchange Communication System and the protocols on how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. PECS is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six Phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills. For more information on this workshop and or other PECS Trainings and current training dates - please go to our website.
Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

22  Hanen More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Brisbane, QLD on November 22-24, 2017 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism. Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.  
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org
22

Transitioning from PECS to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs)
With the current influx of communication devices and apps to the market how do we ensure that basic functional communication skills are maintained and taught right from the beginning? Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) were first introduced for people with motor difficulties like cerebral palsy and now these devices are being introduced to our learners with autism and other related communication difficulties. For these populations, language and cognition are often compromised and basic social and communication skills have not always been mastered prior to the introduction of a device. Because of this, the way we teach the use of SGDs needs to be specifically tailored to fit the needs of each individual paying attention to devices capabilities vs. user capabilities. For more information on this workshop and or other PECS Trainings and current training dates - please go to our website.
*Participants should bring a Speech Generating Device (SGD) to the training for use during a variety of activities.
Upcoming Training:
Brisbane Mercure Hotel, QLD - 22 November 2017
Adelaide EDC, SA - 29 November 2017
Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

22 Implementation of Multi-Modal, Individualised Communication Systems for individuals with autism and intellectual disability
Individuals with ASD and intellectual delay often present with complex communication difficulties. To support this, the use of multi-modal and individualised communication supports are often used to develop and extend their communication abilities across a range of learning.
Typical language development will be used as a framework to discuss the expressive communication needs of individuals with autism, across the spectrum and across their lifespan. Different types of expressive communication systems (including AAC) and/or strategies to develop expressive communication (which may include non-speech and/or speech and language development) will be included. A planning matrix, used by speech pathologists, will be introduced to explore appropriate strategies and/or types of AAC for individuals with ASD and ID.  This session will focus on exploring some of the potential barriers and relevant strategies to successfully implement a communication system for your client/s or child.
Remote access avaialble
Register here
Cost: $295 face to face and $250 remote access
Event Contact: Jacqui Cashmore
Email: jacqui.cashmore@ridbc.org.au
22 LAMP language acquisition through motor planning

CPD event
LAMP is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principals. The goal is to give non verbal individuals a method of spontaneously and independently expressing themselves. LAMP focusses on giving access to vocabulary on voice output AAC devices that use consistent motor plans.  Teaching of the vocabulary happens across environments, with multisensory input to enhance meaning, and with the child’s interests and desires.
Event Contact: Jordan Kennedy
Email: spotondd@gmail.com

27 PECS Level 1 Training
27 & 28 November 2017 - Adelaide PECS Level 1 Training: This two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind The Picture Exchange Communication System and the protocols on how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. PECS is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six Phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills. For more information on this workshop and or other PECS Trainings and current training dates - please go to our website.

Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

 30 PECS Level 1 Training VIC
30 Nov & 1 Dec 2017 - PECS Level 1 Training at Dandenong Valley SDS: This two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind The Picture Exchange Communication System and the protocols on how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. PECS is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six Phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills. For more information on this workshop and or other PECS Trainings and current training dates - please go to our website

Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

   

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  The inaugural FightMND Australasian Motor Neurone Disease Symposium
22-24 March 2018 at
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
This meeting will see leading MND researchers and clinicians congregate in Melbourne to discuss clinical trials, best care practices - Multidisciplinary MND clinics, the role of the Physio, OT, speech pathologist, and dietician in caring for those living with MND, assistive equipment, and AAC devices. Further information and registration via the Symposium website
Email: research@fightmnd.org.au

   

February

14 Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Sydney, NSW on February 14-16, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop!

This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

15 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop

Join us in Hobart, TAS on February 15-17, 2018 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words workshop is newly updated to provide you with even more effective tools for zeroing in on the very specific needs of young children with autism and addressing those needs with evidence-based, family-centered techniques. Updates include a new assessment and goal-setting framework, as well as enhanced intervention strategies that target the most important areas of difficulty for children with autism. Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

   

January

   
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Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Perth, WA on January 18-20, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop! This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

22 Sounds-Write Training
SPELD NSW is offering training in Sounds-Write in January 2018. Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling. This four day intensive course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit. These aspects are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell. Visit the event website.
Event Contact: Georgina Perry
Email: enquiries@speldnsw.org.au
29 Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go-Tech
Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go-Tech will be held 29-31 January 2018 in beautiful Christchurch, New Zealand. The conference will include keynote addresses and panel discussions, covering principles of neuroscience and neural recovery, and multidisciplinary engagement in clinical stroke management. Peer-reviewed, research platform presentations will be targeted to subspecialties including speech-language pathology, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. View more information.
Event contact: Karen Ng
Email: strokerehabconference@canterbury.ac.nz