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2018


December

5
Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop
Join us in Perth, WA on December 5-7, 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. 

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org
 
6 ComTEC Drop in Service
On the first Thursday of every month ComTEC has a drop in service to tour their communication display room.

Anyone who is interested in exploring our range of communication tools and finding out what options are available for people with limited or no speech is invited to attend. 
A ComTEC speech pathologist will be available to guide the tour and answer any questions related to the equipment.
There is a range of static and dynamic speech generating devices, eye gaze technology, iPads with communication apps, as well as light-tech communication aids.
No booking is required; feel free to drop in at any time during the morning session.
We look forward to meeting you.

Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Where: Yooralla, Shop C1, Central West Shopping Centre, Braybrook.

Contact: Jordana Vespa-Carra
Email: jordana.vespa-carra@yooralla.com.au

13
PECS Level 1 Training - Melbourne
This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
PECS is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training 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, plus 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.

Event Contact: 
Vicki Grandison
Email: vgrandison@pecs.com

15 FREE Supervision workshops for health and human services workers
Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE) is excited to offer FREE Supervision workshops in 2018
We are  continuing to offer  FREE workshops to enhance the supervision skills of health and human services workers across Victoria. We will be offering two different workshops from October 2017 until mid-2020 across all of Victoria.
Introduction to the Supervision of Students Workshop 
- This workshop aims to help supervisors of students to develop supervisory knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices and will focus on the educational aspects of supervision.

Introduction to the Supervision of Peers and Colleagues Workshop 
- This workshop aims to help supervisors of peers and colleagues to develop their supervisory knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices and will focus on the supportive aspects of supervision.
These have been funded as part of the ice action plan funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information, dates and registration please go to our website

Contact:
Vicki Edouard
Email: mcshe.admin@monash.edu

17 Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop
Join us in Perth, WA on December 17-19, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop!

This 3-day workshop is for Speech 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 

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org


 

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4 2019 Language, Literacy and Learning Conference
Three days, up to 100 speakers, great resources and an amazing opportunity for anyone with an interest in improving literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students. This incredible event is not to be missed! 

The Language, Literacy and Learning Conference will provide a wealth of information on the factors influencing the successful acquisition of skills in language, literacy and numeracy. It will be particularly relevant to teachers, principals and administrators, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, tutors, parents and other key stakeholders concerned with the effective education and support of all school-aged children - including those with learning difficulties.

The Call for Papers is open until Friday September 14.

Conference Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Western Australia

Conference Date: Thursday April 4 to Saturday April 6, 2019

Find out more.

Event Contact: Alison Perry / Gemma Boyle
Email: conference@dsf.net.au

12 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Melbourne, VIC on April 12-14, 2019 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 Lori Kientz.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

   

March

6 Hanen Learning Language and Loving It™ Workshop

Join us at a Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification Workshop in Melbourne, VIC on March 6-8, 2019!

If you or someone you know trains or consults to educators of young children, the Hanen Centre has a training opportunity that's worth investing in. The Learning Language and Loving It Certification workshop equips you to deliver an evidence-based training to educators that has been shown to change teacher interactive behaviour in the long-term and increase children's language use.

Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org. 

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

7 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Newcastle, NSW on March 7-9, 2019 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 Lori Kientz.

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

7 Hanen More Than Words® Workshop 
Join us in Townsville, QLD on March 7-9, 2019 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.

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

11 National Paediatric Dietetic Training -Module 1 - Paediatric Nutrition for Life

The National Paediatric Dietetic Training Course is the first of its kind in Australia. It is the result of a unique partnership between the Centre for Advanced Learning of the Dietitians Association of Australia and ChildD (a small group of leading paediatric dietitians in Australia). 

The course is specifically designed to educate and upskill participants in the basics and complexities of dietetic management in children. It not only highlights and identifies the current guidelines and evidence, but also provides the ‘how to’ when managing these patients in every day practice.

Module one – Paediatric Nutrition for life 
Module one provides an introduction to paediatric dietetics and gives participants a working knowledge and experience of evidence-based practice in the areas of growth, nutrition assessment, infant feeding and common childhood issues such as obesity and faltering growth. 

 
Event Contact: Emily Galbraith
Email: learningcentre@daa.asn.au


February

LEGO-based Therapy Facilitator Training
LEGO-based therapy is a structured intervention for children with Autism, social communication delays or speech and language difficulties. Language and social communication skills are developed through facilitated group LEGO play. LEGO-based therapy is used widely in the UK and interest is growing around the world. Building Skills will be bringing LEGO-based therapy to Australia for the first time, and the training will be delivered by Dr Elinor Brett. Dr Brett is an Educational Psychologist from the UK with a specialism in LEGO-based therapy. The course is suitable for anyone wishing to set up LEGO-based therapy groups, including Speech and Language Pathologists and school staff. The training will be held at Mantra Southbank, Melbourne on 4 February 2019.

Event Contact: 
Building Skills
Email:info@building-skills.org
 
11 Dysphagia Disorders Workshops
Deakin University will present professional development workshops for speech pathologists, the DDS (Dysphagia Disorders Survey) Workshop series as designed by Dr Justine Joan Sheppard. The first day will include the certification workshop for dysphagia disorders survey (DDS), DMSS, choking risk assessment and pneumonia risk assessment.
Two further days in Understanding and improving swallowing and feeding function in adults and children with I/DD: Transition to safe, mature feeding skills, and Understanding and treating swallowing and feeding disorder in children with Cerebral Palsy will be held over sequential days between 11 and 13 February at Deakin's Downtown Room in Collins Street, Melbourne.

Event Contact: Stacie Bobele
Email: hsd-shortcourses@deakin.edu.au

20 Hanen It Takes Two To Talk®  Workshop
Join us in Perth, WA on February 20-22, 2019 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.

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

27 Hanen More Than Words® Workshop 
Join us in Brisbane, QLD on February 27 – March 1, 2019 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.

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org


January

16 Hanen It Takes Two To Talk®  Workshop
Join us in Melbourne, VIC on January 16-18, 2019  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.

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org
 
18 Learn to Play by Karen Stagnitti
Learn to Play Therapy aims to develop the capacity in children to self-initiate their own pretend play. Being
able to play is essential to children because through play children learn about themselves and their world.
Pretend play is complex play and research evidence has shown that children who develop more complex
levels of pretend play increase in their abilities in social competence, narrative language, language,
self-regulation, creativity, and problem solving. Not all children develop complex levels of pretend play.
Reasons for this can be the child’s diagnosis (for example, children on the autism spectrum have difficulty developing spontaneous pretend play), the child’s environment, or no obvious reason.
Learn to Play Therapy is an evidence based therapy for developing in a child more complex levels
of spontaneous pretend play.

Contact: Leonie Schaumburg
Email:leonie@tagclinic.com.au
 
19 Derbyshire Language Scheme Certification Workshop

This 2 Day Certification Training will be held in Brisbane, at the Quest, Breakfast Creek. The Derbyshire Language Scheme (DLS) is a developmentally structured early intervention language program which facilitates language processing through play-based learning. The linked assessment and progress record facilitates data collection and individual programming. The Scheme is extensively used in the UK (The Better Start Communication Project, Law, Roulstone et al., 2012) and is increasingly popular in Australia for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Developmental Language Disorder, Developmental Delays, Hearing Impairment and those learning English as a Second Language. Places are filling fast. Please contact for registration forms or any queries. Registration closes 1 Dec 2018. 

Contact:
Sue Park
Email: 
susanepark@optusnet.com.au

21 Hanen It Takes Two To Talk®  Workshop
Join us in Sydney, NSW on January 21-23, 2019 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop! This 3-day workshop is for Speech 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, email workshops@hanen.org.
 
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

21 Hanen It Takes Two To Talk®  Workshop
Join us in Holder, ACT on January 21-23, 2019for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop!

This 3-day workshop is for Speech 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. 

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org