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2017


December

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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

   

November

1 Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Sydney, NSW on November 1-3, 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 the website

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

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Maximising the potential for proficient reading in young people with hearing loss
Two-day event: 7 and 8 November 2017
Learning to read is arguably a child's most important academic achievement, comprising a large portion of instruction in the early school years and contributing throughout the subsequent academic journey. It is of significant concern, therefore, that children with hearing loss typically underachieve in reading. This workshop, to be held on 7 and 8 November 2017 at Macquarie University, will address two related issues concerning the development of reading skills in children and adolescents with hearing loss.
1. Which cognitive and linguistic skills and abilities are associated with good reading outcomes in this population?
2. What methods of reading instruction are most effective?
Invited Speakers: Professor Amy R Lederberg (Georgia State University, USA), Dr Fiona Kyle (City University of London, UK), Professor Greg Leigh (Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Sydney, Australia), Dr Megan Gilliver (National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, Australia). The workshop is hosted by Macquarie University's Centre for Language Sciences and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. For further information including abstract submission and registration please visit the website.
Event Contact: Rosemary Eliott
Email: Rosemary.Eliott@mq.edu.au

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

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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

   

October

4 Intensive Voice Course
Applied Voice Intervention Techniques  -  AVIT October 4-12 2017 
At the sunny beach location of Larnaca, Cyprus, Europe, we offer 8 days of intensive voice training sessions in the fall. AVIT is the result of a joint cooperation between Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão (Estoril, Portugal), Interact Lab of TEI Western Greece (Patras, Greece), LingTech Study Development Ltd (Nicosia, Cyprus), University of Modena e Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy) and VIVES University College (Brugge, Belgium). All training sessions are hands-on voice therapy sessions of selected important voice therapy methods and approaches and are presented by international voice experts in the field. Because of the importance of an individual approach to create a maximum training result for the participants, there is a limit of 16 participants.
For program, registration and subscription.
10 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Melbourne, VIC on Oct 2-4, 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

14 Therapy in School's Cool
Success Factors for modern service delivery.

Between Cathy Love and Megan Ingram there is 50 years experience working in schools. They have mapped the challenges, read and discussed issues extensively and will now readily share the success factors for providing effective and efficient services in school.
Karstens Melbourne CBD. 9-4pm
Visit website to book 
Event Contact: Megan Ingram
Email: megan@speechconcepts.com.au

17 Victorian Voice Interest Group meeting - Final for 2017
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY

ENT Dr Amanda Richards will present on a topic of our choice at our final meeting for 2017. Please email Nicola to find out how you can nominate your topic of interest (closing Wed 27th Sep)!
7pm Tue 17 Oct
Box Hill Speech Pathology Clinic (662 Elgar Rd, Box Hill North)
We aim to offer videoconferencing at all meetings.
Event Contact: Nicola
Email: nicola.a.speech@gmail.com

18 Assessment and Treatment of Selective Mutism in Children - One-day workshop
Selective Mutism is a treatable anxiety disorder but can take 1-2 years of treatment to resolve, and requires an intensive school or preschool program.

This one-day seminar, presented by Elizabeth Woodcock, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Selective Mutism Clinic in Sydney is for psychologists, speech therapists, and school learning support teachers. Elizabeth has worked with children with selective mutism for over 15 years and provides treatment for children with selective mutism throughout Australia and runs regular training seminars for health professionals and school staff. Learn key treatment strategies for selective mutism, such as graded communication hierarchies, Sliding In, and video self-modelling as well as how to train teachers to effectively implement strategies in the classroom.
Topics that will be covered in the workshop:
* What is Selective Mutism
* Epidemiology and aetiology
* Assessment at school and in the clinic
* Types of treatments and research
* Key treatment strategies
* Intensive school treatment program
* Clinic program – parent and child components
* Motivating families to seek treatment
* Common issues and questions
For more details and to register call reception on 0405 430 530 or visit our website.
Event Contact: Elizabeth Woodcock
Email: workshops@selectivemutism.com.au
Phone: 0405 430 530

18

Assessment and treatment approaches for children with reading and spelling difficulties
Macquarie University Reading Clinic Professional Development Workshops.
Date: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Time: 8:45am - 4.00pm
Cost: $450 per person
Location: Robert Menzies College Seminar Room, Macquarie University
Dr Saskia Kohnen will present a one-day workshop on the evidence-based assessment and treatment of reading and spelling difficulties focussing on primary school aged children.
The workshop will be divided into two parts:
Part 1 will focus on the assessment of reading and spelling difficulties in primary school students. We will only touch on high school students’ needs briefly. This part of the workshop will provide a theoretical and practical overview of assessments which allow identification of reading and spelling difficulties. Part 2 will focus on the treatment of reading and spelling. This part will begin by mapping assessment outcomes to treatment. We will then work on treatment approaches for commonly seen reading and spelling difficulties. This session will include case profiles.
Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, and attendees of previous workshops who have many years of experience working with developmental reading and spelling difficulties have reported to benefit from the course.
Visit the website for more information and registration.
Event Contact: Yumi Sheehan
Email: yumi.sheehan@mq.edu.au

19 Noise in classrooms

Macquarie University Reading Clinic Professional Development Workshops.
Guest Presenter: Dr Kiri Mealings
Date: Thursday 19th October, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Robert Menzies College Seminar Room
Cost: $450 per person
The Macquarie University Reading Clinic is very excited to host guest presenter Dr Kiri Mealings, who will present a one-day workshop on how the acoustics of classrooms and open plan innovative learning spaces affect primary school children’s speech perception abilities. Dr Kiri Mealings is currently working as a postdoctoral research scientist on the auditory processing disorders team at the National Acoustic Laboratories in Sydney. This workshop will be useful for people who work in primary school classrooms; for example, teachers, principals, special education teachers, itinerant teachers of the deaf, audiologists, speech pathologists, classroom designers, parents. No previous knowledge on acoustics is needed.
Visit the website for more information and registration.
Event Contact: Yumi Sheehan
Email: yumi.sheehan@mq.edu.au

23 Hanen's Learning Language and Loving It™ Workshop
Join us at a Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification Workshop in Sydney, NSW on October 23 - 25, 2017!

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 or visit the website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

26 Hanen's Learning Language and Loving It™ Workshop
Join us at a Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification Workshop in Perth, WA on October 26-28, 2017!

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 or visit the website.  
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

27 Confident Kids: Enhancing Social Skills in Children with Hearing Loss
Are early optimal amplification, listening skills and age appropriate language/speech skills sufficient for the development of successful socialisation skills for children with hearing loss? Apparently not! National and international research along with quantified parent feedback indicates that a disturbing number of graduates from early intervention programs struggle to successfully navigate socialisation skills once they enter their local mainstream schools. Upon noting these disturbing outcomes, The Shepherd Centre embarked upon exciting new novel approaches to assist children with HL of all ages to develop these essential skills. If you have similar concerns about children on your caseloads, our professional workshop will offer invaluable practical assistance in how to best move these children along. This Workshop offers a multitude of tools and strategies to assist, along with abundant video clips illustrating techniques. Practise techniques in developing “Confident Kids” for all ages; get the latest resources on easily assessing social skill development along with multiple re-usable handouts/activities. Watch and analyse videos on aspects of social skill enhancement that you can incorporate into your everyday teaching routines.
Event Contact: Sharon Hill
Email: sharon.hill@shepherdcentre.org.au
   

September

4 Paediatric Nutrition for Life
Learn directly from experts in the field of paediatric nutrition in a dynamic environment of lectures, workshops, case study presentations and informal discussions. This training will provide an introduction to paediatric dietetics and give 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. Run over two days, this training is the first of three independent, progressive modules offered by the DAA Centre for Advanced Learning and ChildD, as part of the National Paediatric Training Course. Participants may take a single module or progress through all three depending on their experience.  This module is suitable for non-dietitians with an interest in paediatrics. For more information about the course, including details on how to register, visit the website.

Event Contact: Gillian Drew
Email: learningcentre@daa.asn.au

4 Paediatric Feeding Essentials MELBOURNE
A feast of information; learn about assessment, diagnosis and treatment of paediatric feeding with an evidence based approach to hot topics.

DAY 1 (4th Sept 2017) - Infant Feeding, tongue tie & oral motor skills – Carly Veness, CPSP Babble & Munch
• Normal feeding & oral development (0-12 months)
• Assessment of oral structure, function & feeding skills
• Impact of tongue tie on feeding & oral development
• Assessment & management of tongue tie based on current evidence
• Treatment of breast & bottle feeding difficulties
• Treatment of early solids difficulties, including early oral motor skills for feeding
DAY 2 (5th Sept 2017) - Behavioural feeding incl. sensory issues & ASD – Rachel Tosh, CPSP Therapy Alliance Group
• How sensory preferences, past experiences and oral motor skills interact in feeding
• Assessment & management of behavioural feeding difficulties including how to analyse and read a child’s “cues”
• Selective eating in children with ASD - practical strategies to expand experiences
• The Mealtime Management Method: a simple and practical way to help picky eaters progress
2 days: $597
1 day: $397
*Student/Group discounts available
Open to anyone wantint to learn about this important part of child development: SLP/OT/CHN/GP/Paed/DT/LC/ECE/Midwife/Psych
Event Contact: Rachel Tosh & Carly Veness
Email: team@tagclinic.com.au

6 Understanding your-CELF-5 A&NZ Workshops *BRISBANE*

You are invited to an introductory session to CELF-5A&NZ hosted by Angela Kinsella-Ritter, Pearson's Consultant Speech Pathologist, with special guest appearances from Elisabeth Wiig (CELF-5 Author) and Nancy Castilleja (CELF-5 Senior Product Manager) via video from the US from 1-to 4.30 pm in BRISBANE.
The CELF-5A&NZ workshop attendees will:
• Understand the CELF-5A&NZ  standardisation sample and its validity and reliability with students including those from culturally diverse backgrounds
• Consider the theoretical and clinical foundations of the CELF-5A&NZ Index Scores based on current assessment trends
• Reflect on the Special Group Studies of the CELF-5A&NZ
• Appreciate the main differences between the CELF-4 Australian and the CELF-5A&NZ
• Understand the administration directions and scoring procedures for the new subtests of the CELF-5A&NZ
• Discuss the practical considerations of the CELF-5A&NZ  for interpretation, diagnosis and intervention
Register here
Event Contact: Angela Kinsella-Ritter
Email: angela.kinsella-ritter@pearson.com

6 Talking Mats Foundation Training Hobart
This is the 2 x half-day training format on 6th and 29th Sept, with participants needing to complete each day of the course in sequence. Talking Mats is a communication tool to support people to organise thoughts and express views. It can be helpful in a wide range of settings and can fulfil many functions for people both with and without communication impairment. To use a Talking Mat involves strategies, a structure, and symbol-resources.  

Natalie Leader, of Speech Pathology Tasmania is providing this Talking Mats Foundation Training.
The training fee includes 1 x Talking Mats Resource (standard pack) of your choice, a Talking Mats booklet and certificate of attendance. Talking Mats resources can be purchased by people with communication impairment at a discounted price and are available in original or digital format.
This course involves producing a video of Talking Mats in use for our reflective learning session on day 2.
Places are limited due to the interactive, workshop style of the training.
For further information or to register, contact Speech Pathology Tasmania on 6234 5717 or at reception@spt.com.au 
Event Contact: Natalie Leader
Email: n.leader@spt.com.au
Phone: 6234 5717

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Treatment for Selective Mutism in Schools and Preschools
The Selective Mutism Clinic is running our popular seminar again about 'Treatment for Selective Mutism in Schools and Preschools'.
The seminar is on Wednesday 6th September 2017 from 5.30-8.30pm at the Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place Crows Nest, at a cost of $150 (plus $50 for each additional person in the same booking). This evening seminar is targeted for preschool and primary school teachers who have a child in their class with selective mutism, school psychologists, learning support teams, speech pathologists, and parents of children with selective mutism or extreme shyness. Selective mutism is a treatable anxiety disorder, but generally requires an intensive school program in order to resolve.
For more information, visit our webpage email workshops@selectivemutism.com.au or call 0405 430 530.
Email: workshops@selectivemutism.com.au
Phone: 0405 430 530

7 ECIA-Family-centred and Strengths-based Practice
This workshop is designed to provide participants with the evidence and understanding of the importance of applying Family-centred and Strengths-based practices with families. Please go to our website for more information and to register.
Event Contact: Marika Best
Email: marika.best@eciavic.org.au
11 Paediatric Feeding Essentials BRISBANE
A feast of information; learn about assessment, diagnosis and treatment of paediatric feeding with an evidence based approach to hot topics.

DAY 1 (11th Sept 2017) - Infant Feeding, tongue tie & oral motor skills – Carly Veness, CPSP Babble & Munch
• Normal feeding & oral development (0-12 months)
• Assessment of oral structure, function & feeding skills
• Impact of tongue tie on feeding & oral development
• Assessment & management of tongue tie based on current evidence
• Treatment of breast & bottle feeding difficulties
• Treatment of early solids difficulties, including early oral motor skills for feeding
DAY 2 (12th Sept 2017) - Behavioural feeding incl. sensory issues & ASD – Rachel Tosh, CPSP Therapy Alliance Group
• How sensory preferences, past experiences and oral motor skills interact in feeding
• Assessment & management of behavioural feeding difficulties including how to analyse and read a child’s “cues”
• Selective eating in children with ASD - practical strategies to expand experiences
• The Mealtime Management Method: a simple and practical way to help picky eaters progress
2 days: $597
1 day: $397
*Student/Group discounts available
Open to anyone wantint to learn about this important part of child development: SLP/OT/CHN/GP/Paed/DT/LC/ECE/Midwife/Psych
Event Contact: Rachel Tosh & Carly Veness
Email: team@tagclinic.com.au

13 Understanding your-CELF-5 A&NZ Workshops *PERTH*
Presented by Angela Kinsella-Ritter
You are invited to an introductory session to CELF-5A&NZ with special guest appearances from Elisabeth Wiig (CELF-5 Author) and Nancy Castilleja (CELF-5 Senior Product Manager) via video from the US from 8.30 am to 12 pm in *PERTH*
The CELF-5A&NZ workshop attendees will:
• Understand the CELF-5A&NZ  standardisation sample and its validity and reliability with students including those from culturally diverse backgrounds
• Consider the theoretical and clinical foundations of the CELF-5A&NZ Index Scores based on current assessment trends
• Reflect on the Special Group Studies of the CELF-5A&NZ
• Appreciate the main differences between the CELF-4 Australian and the CELF-5A&NZ
• Understand the administration directions and scoring procedures for the new subtests of the CELF-5A&NZ
• Discuss the practical considerations of the CELF-5A&NZ  for interpretation, diagnosis and intervention
Register here
Event Contact: Angela
Email: angela.kinsella-ritter@pearson.com
14 Literacy Profiles and Literacy Predictors for Early Learners on the autism spectrum
AUTISM CRC - FREE WEBINAR: In a series of three projects, Marleen has led investigations into the emergent and early literacy profiles of students with autism. Children were initially assessed prior to entering school on a range of oral language and emergent literacy tasks. A large percentage of these students were seen again approximately one year later following their transition into their first year of schooling. Marleen will report on findings from both of these studies and describe another project investigating the effectiveness of shared book reading intervention to enhance the early literacy-related skills of preschoolers on the autism spectrum.

Register here for this FREE event
Event Contact: Marleen Westerveld
Email: m.westerveld@griffith.edu.au

15 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Broome, WA on Sept 15-17, 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

20 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop

Join us in Perth, WA on September 20-22, 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

20 Preschoolers with Selective Mutism: Transitioning to School
The Selective Mutism Clinic is running our popular seminar again about 'Preschoolers with Selective Mutism: Transitioning to School'.
The seminar is on Wednesday 20th September 2017 from 6-7.30pm at the Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place Crows Nest, at a cost of $80(plus $50 for each additional person in the same booking). This evening seminar is about treatment for selective mutism is targeted for parents and educators as well as support staff who have a child with selective mutism transitioning from preschool to school in 2018. The transition to school for preschoolers with Selective Mutism is often a stressful and difficult process and raises many questions for caregivers and parents. There are many factors to consider around such a transition such as educating the primary school and teachers about selective mutism, and preparing the child for the transition.
For more information, visit our webpage, email workshops@selectivemutism.com.au or call 0405 430 530.
Email: workshops@selectivemutism.com.au
Phone: 0405 430 530

21 ECIA-What is Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention?
Tasmania
This workshop is designed to support participants in understanding the implementation of evidence based best practice in Early Childhood.
Please go to our website for more information and to register.
Event Contact: Marika Best
Email: Marika.best@eciavic.org.au

25 Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Workshop

A two-day workshop for speech pathologists, teachers, parents, carers, and professionals specialising in Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
This Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory Workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory and practice related to PODD communication systems. PODD systems assist people with complex communication needs to learn understanding and expression of language, to enable autonomous communication.
This workshop will provide:
• Creative and practical solutions through videos and case examples
• Hands on supported practice using PODD communication books
• Ways to use PODD communication books for initial language learning
• Ways to customize PODD generic templates to suit individual needs
• Ways to enable genuine communication in all daily environments
PODD communication books:
• Enable quick access to predictable messages
• Provide a broad range of vocabulary for spontaneous, unpredicted messages
• Are designed for varying language, sensory and physical access needs.
Cost includes food and a PODD Workshop Manual
Full Rate: $500 for bookings paid by Closing Date 1 September 2017
Early Bird Rate: $450 for bookings paid by 1 August 2017 
REGISTER HERE. Once you have registered, we will forward a Tax Invoice so that the workshop fee can be paid.
Event Contact: Lindy Maginness
Email: lmaginness@kurrajong.com.au

25 Derbyshire Language Scheme 2-Day Certification Training 
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, designed for individual & group therapy, focuses on teaching language through every day 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 (as noted in the Better Start Communication Project, Law, Roulstone et al., 2012) and increasingly popular in Australia for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech Language and Communication Impairments/ delays, Developmental Delays, Hearing Impairment and those learning English as a Second Language. 
Event Contact: Sue Park
Email: susanepark@optusnet.com.au

27 Autism Early Intervention Service Service Provider Forum
Telethon Kids Institute is establishing a new early intervention service for babies and very young children at higher risk of autism. Come and have input into the design of this new service and how it will operate. Discuss opportunities and ways to collaborate.
On Wednesday 27 September from 7 – 9.00 pm at the Telethon Kids Institute, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco (Refreshments provided)
RSVP online

29

Reading development and teaching: It all starts with words
Macquarie University Reading Clinic Professional Development Workshops.
International Guest Presenter- Professor Rhona Stainthorp.
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm (4.00pm-5.00pm evening drinks and mingle)
Location: Eden Gardens North Ryde, Macquarie Park
Cost: $500 per person
The Macquarie University Reading Clinic is very excited to host a special event one-day workshop presented by international guest speaker Rhona Stainthorp. Attendees are also invited to stay after the workshop for evening drinks and mingle with Professor Stainthorp, the Clinic staff, and other attendees. Rhona Stainthorp is a research professor in the University of Reading, Institute of Education, UK. Her research relates to reading, spelling and writing development in typical and atypically developing children. This full-day workshop is inspired by the book ‘Reading Development and Teaching’ by Morag Stuart and Rhona Stainthorp, and is intended for mainstream primary teachers, teachers of pupils with language and literacy issues, literacy coordinators, school psychologists, and speech and language pathologists. The workshop will include topics such as ‘the simple view of reading’, reading and spelling words, and assessing children’s reading ability.
Visit the website more information and to register.
Event Contact: Yumi Sheehan
Email: yumi.sheehan@mq.edu.au

29 ANZPATH pre-conference training seminar
Pre-conference training seminar for The Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH) 4th ANZPATH Biennial Conference is on Friday 29 September 2017 at ACON - 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills from 9 am – 5 pm.
If you are new to this area of work (working with trans and gender diverse individuals), you will be particularly interested in the exciting pre-conference seminar that will provide a contemporary overview of the clinical care of gender diverse people across the lifespan. Sessions will focus on the care of children and young people, adults and significant others. Time will also be allocated for discipline-specific discussions including general practitioners, mental health providers, speech pathologists and peer support providers. practitioners and clinicians new to the work and those with experience are warmly invited to join us.
Event Contact: Rob Lyons
Email: anzpath@me.com

30 ANZPATH Biennial Conference
The Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH) announces the 4th ANZPATH Biennial Conference: Australian and New Zealand Transgender Health – Finding a New Narrative. This conference will address clinical and community issues currently at the forefront in Australia and New Zealand. Register online.
The conference is on Saturday, 30 September - Sunday 1 October at the Pullman, Sydney Hyde Park, 36 College St. Sydney.
See also ANZPATH pre-conference training seminar on 29 September.
Event Contact: Rob Lyons
Email: anzpath@me.com
 
   

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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