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2020


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October

   

September

4 Choice For Voice 2020
In 2020 the British Voice Association (BVA) are set to host our own dedicated, multidisciplinary voice conference. ‘Choice for Voice’ 2020 will take place on the 4-6 September at leading European Conservatoire, Leeds College of Music. The theme of the conference is to be ‘Crossing Boundaries in Voice’, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches to health, performance, and research in the field of voice. In particular we are keen to shine a light on research and practice that acknowledges the holistic nature of voice use, as well as those who draw upon other fields of practice in order to inform and enhance their own. Key areas for discussion include; physical and mental wellbeing for voice users, voice and the workplace, and crossing genre boundaries in pedagogy and performance.
Keynote speakers are to be Professor Janice Chapman, Christina Shewell, Markus Hess, MD and Professor Kenneth Bozeman. In addition to this CoMeT (Collegium Medicorum Theatri) will also be hosting a one day conference in tandem with ours on Thursday 3rd of September with some integration into Friday 4th as well.

More information available online

Event contact: Craig Antony Lees
Email: president@britishvoiceassociation.org.uk

   

August

   

July

23 An Introduction in Assessing Social Language Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Michele Ricamato is a Developmental Speech Language Pathologist from Chicago Illinois. She is one of the founders of Soaring Eagle Academy in the USA. This one day workshop will cover
*What is social language development?
*How the child’s individual differences impact on social language development
*How we assess language development in a social emotional context
*Why formal language assessments fall short
*How to screen social language if you are not a Speech Pathologist
*How to involve parents in the assessment process
*How to write achievable social language goals

More information available here.

Event contact: Dana Baltutis
Email: dana.baltutis@mytherapyhouse.com.au
 
24 Strategies for Social Language Development for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Michele Ricamato is a Developmental Speech Language Pathologist from Chicago, Illinois. She is the co-founder of Soaring Eagle Academy. In this one day workshop she will cover
*The importance of a team approach for social language development
*The importance of understanding foundation skills and how to move up and down the development ladder
*Why comprehension strategies are important
*How to incorporate language development into different environments
*How to support a child’s social language development while thinking about the child’s individual profile

More information available here.

Event contact: Dana Baltutis
Email: dana.baltutis@mytherapyhouse.com.au


 

June

15 Learn Easy English two day writing course - Sydney
44% of the adult Australian population do not have the literacy to manage a range of day to day reading tasks. Hear about the latest research, and learn about the legislative framework, and the Human Rights perspective on why Easy English is an essential component of any public suite of publications you develop. Learn to identify and compare Easy English with Easy Read. You will learn about all aspects of how to develop quality Easy English.  
This is a very practical workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of how to create meaningful, functional and quality Easy English content.  This two day workshop is appropriate for anyone who writes for the public.

More information and flyer at www.accesseasyenglish.com.au. 
Cots; $675 + GST per person. Registration includes a package of materials, morning tea and lunch each day.
Register here.

Event contact:
 Cathy Basterfield
Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au


 

May

26 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
The 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium is brought to you by the Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN), the Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators (FRAME), the Lowitja Institute and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA).

It will bring together the rural and remote health research sector with policy makers and others in the government and the non-government sectors to shape the future of rural and remote health research.

The theme of the 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium is:  Shaping the future
Event contact: Leanne Coleman
Email: conference@ruralhealth.org.au

   

April

1 Talk for Writing- Sydney
This two-day professional development workshop offers an overview of the Talk 4 Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression.
The workshop addresses the use of Talk 4 Writing for both fiction and non-fiction and covers:
Planning: based on instructional needs of students at either a unit or whole-school level;
The “Three I’s” – Imitation, Innovation and Invention – The fundamentals of the Talk 4 Writing approach, by guiding students in a systematic, scaffolded way they develop their writing from dependence to independence;
Student skill development is promoted through effective feedback;
Accurate assessment of writing, assists in track students’ progress and guides teaching goals; and
Development of grammatical skills, with a focus on functional application of grammar in writing, through ‘warm-up’ games selected to meet specific instructional needs of students.

WHEN: 9.00am to 3.30pm, Wednesday, 1 April to Thursday 2 April 2020.
WHERE: SPELD NSW Level 1, 52 O'Connell Street Parramatta
REGISTER: www.speldnsw.org.au 

Event contact: Nadine Holliday
Email: events@speldnsw.org.au

6 Learn Easy English two day writing course - Adelaide
44% of the adult Australian population do not have the literacy to manage a range of day to day reading tasks. Hear about the latest research, and learn about the legislative framework, and the Human Rights perspective on why Easy English is an essential component of any public suite of publications you develop. Learn to identify and compare Easy English with Easy Read. You will learn about all aspects of how to develop quality Easy English.  
This is a very practical workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of how to create meaningful, functional and quality Easy English content.  This two day workshop is appropriate for anyone who writes for the public.

More information and flyer at www.accesseasyenglish.com.au. 
Cots; $675 + GST per person. Registration includes a package of materials, morning tea and lunch each day.
Register here.

Event contact:
 Cathy Basterfield
Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au

   

March

9 Assessment and treatment approaches for children with reading difficulties
Dr Saskia Kohnen will present two full-day workshops on the evidence-based assessment and treatment of reading and spelling difficulties focusing on primary school-aged children. Participants have the option of attending day 1 only (reading), day 2 only (spelling) or both days of the workshop. Day one will focus on the assessment and treatment of reading difficulties in primary school students.

The first portion of the workshop will start by providing a theoretical and practical overview of assessments which allow identification of reading difficulties. We will then move on to mapping assessment outcomes to treatment and discuss treatment approaches for commonly seen reading difficulties. This portion of the workshop will include case profiles.

Further Information and registration online.

Event contact: Leslie Hurd
Email: readingclinic.workshop@mq.edu.au

10 Assessment and treatment approaches for children with spelling difficulties
Dr Saskia Kohnen will present two full-day workshops on the evidence-based assessment and treatment of reading and spelling difficulties focusing on primary school-aged children. Participants have the option of attending day 1 only (reading), day 2 only (spelling) or both days of the workshop. Day two will focus on the assessment and treatment of spelling difficulties in primary school students.

The first portion of the workshop will start by providing a theoretical and practical overview of assessments which allow identification of spelling difficulties. We will then move on to mapping assessment outcomes to treatment and discuss treatment approaches for commonly seen spelling difficulties. This portion of the workshop will include case profiles.

Further Information and registration online.

Event contact: Leslie Hurd
Email: readingclinic.workshop@mq.edu.au

19 PEERS® Certified Training Seminar 
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relations skills (PEERS) for Adolescents and Young adults with ASD (Laugeson & Frankel, 2011) is a world leading, research-based manualized social skills program that is used in over 70 countries. 

PEERS has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum and is also appropriate for ADHD, anxiety, depression and other socio-emotional problems.

In January 2019 we held a Seminar conducted by Professor Elizabeth Laugeson (UCLA) and circa 100 providers certified across Australia enabling expansion of much needed services for individuals with social challenges.

The 3-day training with Professor Laugeson covers the following objectives: -
-Attendees will learn about the friendship and social difficulties common to
young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other social challenges.
-Attendees will learn how to conduct group social skills training for young
adults and their parents/caregivers.
-Attendees will become familiar with the PEERS® for Young Adults Treatment Manual and the research upon which it is founded.
-Attendees will be equipped with the tools to deliver PEERS® in community mental health, medical, research, or educational settings

The 3 day Training Seminar is at University of Sydney, March 19-21, 9am-5 pm.

Registration - peersaus.com

Event contact: Beverley Witherington
Email: info@peersaustralia.com.au
 
20 "The pen is mightier than the sword" with Lyn Stone
A full day, practical, hands-on seminar on how to get the most out of writing lessons.
Together we will explore:
pen grip
posture
letter formation
writing fluency
grammar, including parts of speech and morphemes
sight words, including the myths and facts surrounding them
cutting edge writing resources
dyslexia and dysgraphia and when to explore technology

Suitable for: Teachers, teacher aides, speech pathologists, educational psychologists, student teachers, homeschooling parents.

Presented by Lyn Stone
Lyn Stone is a linguist and author and runs Lifelong Literacy, a specialist education consultancy in Mornington, Vic.

WHEN: 9.00am to 3.30pm, Friday, 20 March 2020
WHERE: SPELD NSW, Level 1, 52 O’Connell Street, Parramatta NSW 


Event contact: Nadine Holliday
Email: events@speldnsw.org.au

23 Darwin - Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop
Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop - First time to Darwin. Build your understanding of oral and feeding development and assessment and treatment principles for oral motor skills for feeding. Focus on 0-12 months, with skills foundational to all ages. Learn more about tongue ties, the current evidence, how to assess, and what treatment options and techniques are available. Covering oral sensory motor skills, breastfeeding, bottle feeding and early solids.

Event contact: Carly Veness
Email: training@babbleandmunch.com.au
 
30 Two Day Introductory PODD Workshop - Sydney 
This two day workshop provides theory and practice related to Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication systems. This workshop is designed for speech pathologists and others who specialise in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The workshop is suited to speech pathologists who select, customise and support implementation of AAC for children and adults. Case studies, hands on practice and information about PODD as an evidence-based practice will be included in this workshop.

Event contact: Harriet Korner
Email: hkorner@netspace.net.au
 
   

February

6  Learn Easy English two day writing course - Brisbane
44% of the adult Australian population do not have the literacy to manage a range of day to day reading tasks. Hear about the latest research, and learn about the legislative framework, and the Human Rights perspective on why Easy English is an essential component of any public suite of publications you develop. Learn to identify and compare Easy English with Easy Read. You will learn about all aspects of how to develop quality Easy English.  
This is a very practical workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of how to create meaningful, functional and quality Easy English content.  This two day workshop is appropriate for anyone who writes for the public.

More information and flyer at www.accesseasyenglish.com.au. 
Cots; $675 + GST per person. Registration includes a package of materials, morning tea and lunch each day.
Register here


Event contact:
 Cathy Basterfield
Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au
15 1 day Key Word Sign workshop - Braybrook
The one day Key Word Sign workshop includes: An interactive teaching environment; hearning a basic vocabulary of signs to use in everyday settings; how to choose which signs to teach; principles of Key Word Sign and Gesture; and how sign helps communication development.
Suitable for: Speech Pathologists, Parents/Carers, Family & Community Members, Childcare & Disability Staff, Teachers, Educators & Support Workers, other Allied Health Professionals, Anyone in the community.
Every participant in a Victorian Calendar Key Word Sign workshop receives the current edition of Getting started with Key Word Sign (Auslan Edition) as part of their registration. Registration also includes: Morning & afternoon tea. Please BYO lunch.
Registration and further detail online: www.trybooking.com/578596

Event contact: Zita Canning
Email: admin@keywordsignvictoria.org
 
22 1 day Key Word Sign workshop - Geelong
The one day Key Word Sign workshop includes: An interactive teaching environment; hearning a basic vocabulary of signs to use in everyday settings; how to choose which signs to teach; principles of Key Word Sign and Gesture; and how sign helps communication development.
Suitable for: Speech Pathologists, Parents/Carers, Family & Community Members, Childcare & Disability Staff, Teachers, Educators & Support Workers, other Allied Health Professionals, Anyone in the community.
Every participant in a Victorian Calendar Key Word Sign workshop receives the current edition of Getting started with Key Word Sign (Auslan Edition) as part of their registration. Registration also includes: Morning & afternoon tea. Please BYO lunch.
Registration and further detail online: www.trybooking.com/578596

Event contact: Zita Canning
Email: admin@keywordsignvictoria.org

22 An Introduction to Intensive Interaction Workshop
Intensive interaction is an approach to teaching the pre-speech fundamentals of communication to children and adults who have severe learning difficulties and/or autism and who are still at an early stage of communication development.

Intensive Interaction was developed in the UK in the 1980s and is now used across hundreds of special schools, therapy clinics, community centres and institutions around the globe.

A relationship based intervention, it teaches clinicians, educators and health professionals how to utilise the foundation skills of interaction to support people with significant intellectual disabilities and communication impairments.

Intensive Interaction training gives its participants skills to coach parents, caregivers and paraprofessionals on how to engage and interact meaningfully with people with significant disabilities and/or autism.

Event contact:Catherine Lavery
Email: events@sydneyspeechclinic.com.au

   

January

18 Derbyshire Language Scheme
The Derbyshire Language Scheme (DLS) is a language and communication program with linked assessment. This developmentally structured early intervention program facilitates social development and interaction through play-based learning. Linked progress record facilitates data collection and individualised programming.  The DLS is designed for individual & group therapy, teaching language through everyday experiences and interactions in familiar contexts. It comprises ‘structured teaching to objectives’ or a checklist of language objectives with all teaching and assessment in free play, or a combination of both. It is extensively used in the UK (ref. The Better Start Communication Project, Law, Roulstone et al., 2012) and increasingly popular in Australia for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyspraxia, Developmental Language Disorder, Developmental Delays, Hearing Impairment and those learning English as a Second Language.  It can be used alongside other developmental approaches, eg Applied Behavioural Analysis, Blades, PECS, DIR Floortime , Sign/ AAC. Test & Scheme are additional cost.
Dates: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January,2020 
Time:  8.30 to 4.30pm each day
Venue: To Be Confirmed at QUEST BREAKFAST CREEK,   Brisbane,Queensland. 
 
Event contact: Sue Park
Email: langlearnsteps@optusnet.com.au