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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 well-being 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

5

ANZHNCS/NZAPS Joint Scientific Meeting

Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society and the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons Joint Scientific Meeting, Queenstown New Zealand 5-9 August 2020.  Call for papers by 5 April 2020. Website for more information.

Event contact: Sally Boult
Email: sally@events4you.co.nz


21 28 hr Foundation Course in Orofacial Myology – An integrative approach to treating oral dysfunction across the lifespan

Learn a practical approach to treating oral dysfunction that will allow you to ‘start Monday’ using Orofacial Myology techniques with your clients. Learn to identify Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD’s) and make the connection between the Orofacial Complex and the impact of OMD’s on speech, feeding, sleep, breathing, facial growth and learning. Courses will be run in Brisbane 21-23 August 2020 and Perth 12-14 March 2021. Visit the Australian Orofacial Myology Collaboration website.

Event contact: Louisa Backus
Email: aomctraining@gmail.com

   

July

15 Learn Easy English two day writing course - Melbourne
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.


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

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

21 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Stuttering. A one-day workshop for speech pathologists

The literature on temperament, anxiety, and the emergence and maintenance of stuttering is riddled with poorly designed studies and dubious recommendations about when and how to intervene with speech and psychological therapies.

Accordingly, this workshop will begin by exploring misunderstandings of the literature to ensure that participants are well versed in the fundamentals of fear conditioning and the implications of when to proceed with therapy.

Following this theoretical introduction, practical Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) methods will be provided for dealing with anxiety and avoidance in pre-school and school-age children, adolescents, and adults who stutter. 

Clinical vignettes will be used to demonstrate difficult clinical scenarios that arise in managing the psychological consequences of stuttering. 

These demonstrations will reveal methods for:
•assessing anxiety in people who stutter
•dealing with anxious and overprotective parents who transmit fear to children through vicarious conditioning
•providing cognitive therapy to children and adolescents
•learning to challenge thoughts without invalidating client perspectives
•identifying the reasons why exposure fails to extinguish fear
•motivating change in clients of all ages.

The overarching aim of this workshop is to better equip speech-language pathologists to assess and manage anxiety in their clients. 


Event contact: Michelle Shepherd
Email: Michelle.Shepherd@uts.edu.au

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

26

1 Day Basic Key Word Sign workshop
Overview:  What is in the workshop?
The one day introduction to Key Word Sign Victoria workshop includes:
• An interactive teaching environment;
• Learning a basic vocabulary of signs to use in everyday settings;
• How to choose which signs to teach; • Principles of Key Word Sign and Gesture;
• How sign helps communication development.
Every participant in a Victorian Calendar Key Word Sign workshop gets the current edition of "Getting Started with Key Word Sign (Auslan Edition).
Venue: Milparinka, 331 Albert St Brunswick
Cost: $180
" Registration form at:   www.keywordsignvictoria.org or via www.trybooking.com/616026

Time:  Starting at 09.30 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

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

   

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.


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

18 Webinar: Motivational Interviewing for Health Professionals
Thursday 18 June 2020, 2.00pm – 3.00pm AEST

Why are your clients still non-compliant when you provide compelling information about a healthier / better approach? Is there a way you can enhance your patient’s motivation more skilfully and successfully?  

Motivational Interviewing is a technique to help you and your clients successfully navigate the world of behaviour change. Presented by Ms Jenny Keady, Coach, Trainer and Mentor for Wellness Coaching Australia, Jenny has over 25 years’ experience in Health Promotion and has coached thousands of people to achieve their health and wellbeing visions and goals.

Learning Objectives
• Define Motivational Interviewing and know how it can be used when working   with clients
• Explore Ambivalence and what this means for both the client and the health professional
• Understand the 5 key principles and 4 processes of Motivational Interviewing
• Identify Motivational Interviewing skills and tools that can be useful when working with clients

Format: Webinar

Register for Motivational Interviewing 

Event contact: Annie Sassin
Email: education@ms.org.au
 

 

May

1 28 hr Foundation Course in Orofacial Myology – An integrative approach to treating oral dysfunction across the lifespan

Learn a practical approach to treating oral dysfunction that will allow you to ‘start Monday’ using Orofacial Myology techniques with your clients. Learn to identify Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD’s) and make the connection between the Orofacial Complex and the impact of OMD’s on speech, feeding, sleep, breathing, facial growth and learning. Courses will be run in Melbourne 1-3 May 2020, Brisbane 21-23 August 2020 and Perth 12-14 March 2021. Visit the Australian Orofacial Myology Collaboration website.

Event contact: Louisa Backus
Email: aomctraining@gmail.com

6 Webinar: Managing Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue
Wednesday 6 May 2020, 2.00pm – 3.00pm AEST

Multiple sclerosis fatigue is different from everyday fatigue. About 80% of people with multiple sclerosis experience fatigue as a major symptom.  Presented by MS Specialist Nurse, Ms Maree Maher, this session looks at the nature of multiple sclerosis fatigue and strategies to help clients better manage this symptom that has such disabling implications. 

Learning Objectives
• Development of a greater understanding of MS Fatigue
• Increased resources for assessing MS Fatigue
• Improve and develop therapeutic approaches and strategies to assist managing         client’s fatigue

Format: Webinar

Register for Managing Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue

Event contact: Annie Sassin
Email: education@ms.org.au
 
15 Selective Mutism Clinical 1 Day Workshop
Selective mutism is a severe and complex anxiety disorder that affects 1 in every 140 children in the first three years of school and even greater numbers in preschool. These children typically talk freely at home with their families but their anxiety prevents them from communicating in some or all social settings, particularly at school. Whilst the condition closely resembles social phobia, standard cognitive-behavioural treatments in the clinic similar to those used for social phobia generally have limited efficacy. Treatment at any age needs an intensive, multidimensional approach with a school program being an essential component of treatment.  The program implemented by the Selective Mutism Clinic uses a three tiered approach to treatment that provides skills training to the classroom teacher, parent(s), and child.This seminar will outline a multidimensional cognitive-behavioural approach to treatment in children with selective mutism that involves an intensive school program with skills training for the classroom teacher, all school personnel, the parent(s), and the child.The seminar is recommended for Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, and Mental Health Care worker. Further details and registration can be found here.

Event contact: Elizabeth Woodccok
Email: workshops@selectivemutism.com.au

21 MASTERCLASS Neurophysiotherapy: Intensity and Specificity – Driving neuroplastic and neuroprotective change 
Thursday 28 May 2020, 10.00am – 3.00pm AEST

Ms Gilly Davy will present this small group Masterclass in May. Upon completion of the Masterclass you will have both enhanced practical skills and knowledge of the underpinning evidence for neuroprotective exercise.  This Masterclass will provide ample opportunity for both practice and Q & A.  

Gilly is the founder and director of the MS Get a Head Start program, she is a consulting neurological physiotherapist and clinical director of Connect Neuro Physiotherapy.  Gilly was awarded the Australian Physiotherapy Association Ipsen special commendation for Achievement in Neurological Physiotherapy in 2015. In 2016 she was awarded an Honorary Clinical Fellowship for the Australian Catholic University. 

Learning Objectives
• Practical skills to ensure you are competent to deliver neuroprotective exercise
• Understand the impact of high intensity interval training on MS
• Understand why people with Parkinson’s need recalibration training
• Learn practical skills to assist with newly diagnosed degenerative neurological         conditions, including dealing with footdrop for MS

Format: Face to face workshop

Location
The Nerve Centre
54 Railway Road
Blackburn VIC 3130

Cost for Masterclass
$170.00
Light lunch included 

Register for Neurophysiotherapy: Intensity and Specificity

Event contact: Annie Sassin
Email: education@ms.org.au
 
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

1 Selective Mutism Seminar - Treatment in Schools and Preschools
This evening seminar about treatment for selective mutism is for Speech therapists who are working with a child with selective mutism or would like to understand more about the condition, school psychologists and learning support teams, primary and preschool teachers who have a child in their class with selective mutism, and parents of children with selective mutism or extreme shyness.  Further details and registering for the seminar can be found here

Event contact: Elizabeth Woodccok
Email: workshops@selectivemutism.com.au
 
3

Talk for Writing Master Class - Planning
This full day workshop is for practitioners who wish to extend and focus their use of Talk for Writing though structured planning.
The training will look at using the Talk for Writing process in an effective planning model that guarantees a positive impact on writing standards. This will involve looking at yearly, termly and unit planning; linking units together; and creating the connection between toolkits and grammar teaching. Delegates will be able to adapt the model for their settings and will have the opportunity to begin planning a unit during the course of the day.
Prior attendance at a two-day Talk for Writing workshop is a pre-requisite for this workshop.

WHERE: SPELD NSW, Parramatta NSW

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


3 Possums Education Masterclass
Possums Education is coming to Alice Springs on April 3-4 2020 offering our 2 day Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) Masterclasses. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to develop innovative, evidence-based skills in early life care - without unnecessary medicalisation - and to optimize infant development from the very beginning of life. 
Learn about:
• the latest understandings of infant suck swallow and breath coordination in breastfeeding, drawing on new work about the floor of mouth fascia and oral frenula;
• the new gestalt approach to breastfeeding, derived from ultrasound studies;
• effective strategies for decreasing cry-fuss behaviours, including at the breast; 
• simple but effective strategies for supporting parental mental health; 
• a sleep approach that takes the work out of sleep

Cost: $500 doctors, $450 other health professionals 

Pre-requisites: Certification Workshops 1 and 2 online. $50 each if you register for Masterclasses.  

CPD points: ACM 2 x 6 CPD points; IBLCE 2 x 6 L CERPS; RACGP 80 Category 1 points (2 x ALMs); ACRRM accredited 

For more information and registration


Event contact: Cathryn Proberts
Email: manager@possumsonline.com

4 CHARGE Syndrome Conference, Hobart
A disability conference on multi-sensory impairment and CHARGE syndrome.  There will be a number of specialists from around the world and Australia presenting on a range of topics from the latest in medical issues, behaviour and education for individuals with CHARGE. There will also be a range of presentations on topics designed to support and strengthen the family unit such as support for siblings, parent/carer self care, grief and cyber safety.  There is also a discussion group on transition from school and taking charge of your life for 16 year olds and over. This conference is open to anyone with an interest in CHARGE syndrome and multi-sensory impairment.
Further details can be found here: https://www.chargesyndrome.org.au/conference

Event contact:  Madelene Rich
Email: m.rich@chargesyndrome.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

6 Beyond phonics: Teaching multisyllabic word reading and spelling for all ages - Macquarie University Reading Clinic

This two-day workshop (6 and 7 of April 2020) will present evidence-based techniques to teach word reading and spelling across all ages and grades. We will start by developing an understanding of how the English writing system words and then explore evidence-based techniques for teaching the system to beginning and older readers.

This workshop will have four parts, over two days:

Part one will begin to explore the nature of the English writing system and how to teach the link between oral and written word via phonemic awareness and explicit, systematic phonics instruction.

Part two will discuss two key components of multisyllabic words: syllable division and morphological analysis. Participants will have opportunities for hands-on practice in syllable division and morphological analysis to further develop an understanding of how the English writing system works.

Part three will discuss how to teach this knowledge to promote accurate and automatic decoding and spelling of multisyllabic words.

Part four will discuss the importance of linking word-level knowledge to text comprehension and written expression, and how to explicitly make this link.

Further information and registration online.


Event contact: Leslie Hurd
Email:readingclinic.workshop@mq.edu.au
 
21 Sounds-Write Workshop - Sydney
Professional Learning for Speech Pathologists, Teachers, Tutors.
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.
This course will provide lesson plans which are clearly structured and easily followed within a systematic, synthetic phonics programme.  It teaches all key elements of conceptual understanding, factual knowledge, and the essential skills of blending, segmenting and phoneme manipulation; all of which are necessary to learn to read and spell.
Sounds-Write is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 within a classroom, and also offers fast and highly effective small group or individual intervention for children at all year levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from Year 3 onwards.

WHEN: 21 – 24 April 2020
WHERE: SPELD NSW, Parramatta

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

   

March

5 Enhancing Communication for people with MND
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Professor Bronwyn Hemsley, and the Thomas MND Research Group are co-sponsoring an exciting 2-day interactive workshop on the use of communication technologies for people with MND. 

About the Speaker
Mr John Costello (Speech-Language Pathologist, USA) is the world-renowned Director of the ALS Augmentative Communication Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.  
John is a dynamic and empathetic speaker who generously shares his wealth of experience in this area.  John was invited to Australia with the aim of encouraging better tailoring and provision of communication strategies and solutions for people with MND.  
The workshops’ program will cover the comprehensive assessment protocol, feature matching, communication partner training, and consideration of assistive communication technologies, including both low tech and high tech systems for people with MND.
John’s experience in working with people with MND has helped him to understand the importance of using one’s own voice in retaining self identity. This lead him to voice banking and the pioneering of the voice preserving system Message BankingTM . An absorbing and practical demonstration of this process will be covered and supported by patient videos.
This two day workshop will be interactive, informative and exciting. 
 
Event contact: Catherine Hansen
Email: thomasmndresearchgroup@gmail.com

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

The Big Grid Day Melbourne

This one-day event will provide steps to get everyone on board and successfully implementing devices for Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and computer access. Smartbox trainers are visiting from U.K. so we will have the latest ideas from Europe and direct from the developer of the Grid 3, Grid for iPad, Look to Learn and the Grid Pad devices. Melbourne and Brisbane sessions so we’d love you to join us from wherever you are.

Event contact: Tracey Bode
Email: tracey@zyteq.com.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

12 The Big Grid Day Brisbane
This one-day event will provide steps to get everyone on board and successfully implementing devices for Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and computer access. Smartbox trainers are visiting from U.K. so we will have the latest ideas from Europe and direct from the developer of the Grid 3, Grid for iPad, Look to Learn and the Grid Pad devices. Melbourne and Brisbane sessions so we’d love you to join us from wherever you are.

Event contact: Tracey Bode
Email: tracey@zyteq.com.au

14 1 day Key Word Sign workshop - Hamilton
The one day Key Word Sign workshop includes: An interactive teaching environment; learning 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 $180 per person. This also includes: Morning & afternoon tea. Please BYO lunch.
Event contact: Zita Canning
Email: admin@keywordsignvictoria.org
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

20 Understanding the Why Behind the Behaviour
This one day workshop is run by Kids World's DIR®/Model (Floortime) certified trainer, Georgina Ahrens, and is packed with practical tools to support you in understanding a child's Individual Processing Profile.  By understanding the child’s Individual processing profile you will be able to understand the ‘Why’ behind many of their behaviours.

Children with challenges in their Individual Processing Profile are more likely to demonstrate a range of challenging behaviours and those of us working with them need to understand ‘why’ the child is doing these behaviours and how we can support them in their development to move up the developmental ladder.

By attending this workshop you will be better equipped to analyse your own and a child's Individual Processing Profiles, so that you can support them to be more independent and regulated in all environments.  You will also be provided with information around the Functional Emotional Developmental Milestones with video examples of these developing in a variety of children.

9.30am - 2.30pm at North Ryde RSL, Cnr Magdala & Pittwater Rds, North Ryde
Registration also includes: Lunch and free parking
Registration and further detail online.

Event contact: Cate Brislan
Email: cate@kidsworldtherapy.com.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
 
25 Laryngeal Dysfunction Workshop
The Centre of Research Excellence in Severe Asthma would like to invite you to the Laryngeal Dysfunction Workshop; a full-day education programme, to be held on Wednesday 25th March, 2020, from 9am-5pm at the Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle, NSW.

The workshop will provide delegates with a state of the art education programme for the diagnosis, assessment and management of laryngeal conditions which co-exist with asthma.

We are pleased to announce a line-up of international and national speakers including Dr James Hull (Royal Brompton Hospital, UK). Dr Hull is an internationally renowned consultant respiratory physician with expertise in continuous laryngoscopy during exercise. The workshop will also include presentations from several national multidisciplinary experts in the assessment and management of laryngeal conditions.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event. RSVP to secure your place by sending an email. Registrations close 1st March 2020.

This activity is funded by the Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma. There is no registration cost to participants.


Event contact: Vanessa Clark
Email: severeasthma@newcastle.edu.au

25 Webinar: Managing Client’s Behaviours of Concern
Wednesday 25 March 2020, 11.00am – 12.00pm AEDT

Dr Luke Smith, Clinical Neuropsychologist, has a wealth of experience in the multiple sclerosis and progressive neurological disease areas. He will provide key behavioural and communication strategies to implement in your practice to help manage your clients' concerning behaviours and increase your understanding of the underlying pathophysiology.

Learning Objectives
• Understanding of how multiple sclerosis can change an individual's behaviour           and social cognition.
• Knowledge about models of non-pharmacological behaviour support that are          commonly used in the neurodegenerative disease area.
• Learn communication and behavioural strategies that can support the         functioning of people with multiple sclerosis and neurodegenerative diseases

Format: Webinar

Register for Managing Client’s Behaviours Of Concern 

Event contact: Annie Sassin
Email:  education@ms.org.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
 

Multiple Sclerosis 101
The MS101 webinar will support health professionals to understand what multiple sclerosis is, contributions to susceptibility, epidemiology and the implications, disease progression, current treatments and symptom management. This program is led by Neurologist, Dr Marion Simpson.  

Dr Simpson graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2004 and migrated to Australia where she completed specialist training in Neurology at the Austin and Alfred Hospitals, with further subspecialist training in Neuroimmunology, Neurophysiology and Stroke Medicine. She is a Consultant Neurologist at the Austin Hospital and consults via the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Program. She is passionate about research and recently completed a Doctorate of Medical Science in the area of Symptomatic Treatments in Multiple Sclerosis. She has particular interest and expertise in Multiple Sclerosis, autoimmune neurological disease and Stroke.

Learning Objectives
• Greater understanding of the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis
• Understanding of susceptibility, epidemiology and disease progression
• Awareness of the different types of multiple sclerosis
• Better understand the treatments available and management strategies
• Knowledge of support available for their clients

Event contact: Nicola Graham
Email: nicola.graham@ms.org.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
 
20 Plain Language Workshop
Plain Language Workshop in Sydney, 20 February 9:30 am -11:30 am
Plain Language Workshop specifically designed for health promotion professionals and organisations working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Our unique workshop has been developed to be a fun and dynamic conversation starter packed with targeted examples, activities and lots of post-it notes!
We believe that access to information is a basic need that hasn't yet been met for Australian CALD communities. It's time to stop talking about it and drive this change towards clear communication.
https://sylaba.com.au/plain-language-workshops

Event contact: 
Jide
Email: jide@sylaba.com.au

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

   

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