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Cervical Auscultation in Paediatric Dysphagia Management
Cervical Auscultation in Paediatric Dysphagia Management - 2 day workshop - 1st and 2nd April 2019.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney
A research-evidence informed practical workshop for practising speech pathologists providing dysphagia management to infants and children. Learning objectives of the workshop include:
-correct use and positioning of the stethoscope to listen to swallow and respiration sounds
-reliable identification of normal vs. atypical swallow and respiration sounds in infants and children
-description of normal and atypical swallow and respiration sounds to enable comprehensive reporting of sounds heard during cervical auscultation

Presented by Dr Kelly Weir (Speech Pathologist, Griffith University and Gold Coast University Hospital and Health Service) and Dr Thuy Frakking (Speech Pathologist and Research Coordinator, Caboolture Hospital).  
50 participants only.

Event Contact: Noella Phillips
Email: noella.phillips@health.nsw.gov.au
 
9 Professor Tony Attwood - Succeeding With Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder - Level 1 (Asperger's Syndrome)
This one-day workshop will offer you resources and insight into working with people who have Aspergers Syndrome including:
-The defining characteristics of ASD Level 1 (formally known as Asperger’s syndrome) in adults and how the pattern of abilities and adaptations can be different for women.
-Recommended screening instruments, diagnostic tools and additional activities to include in a diagnostic assessment.
-Challenges for adults with ASD Level 1 in conversation, daily living and emotion management skills.
-Constructive application of talents and abilities.
-Potential issues regarding addiction and criminal activity. Strategies to achieve and maintain employment and relationships.

Location: The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat W.A. 6014.

Event Contact: Jonathan Kester
Email: jonakes@globaldial.com
 

12 17th Deafblind International World Conference
12-16 August 2019
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort
The theme for the conference is ‘Sharing the Knowledge to ACT: Accessibility. Communication. Technology. "Now is your time to ACT!” Each day of the conference will feature one of these three themes (ACT). The conference offers a rich and engaging program featuring worldwide perspectives on accessibility, communication and technology to empower the deafblind community. Register online

Event Contact: Brodi Newsome
Email: brodi@icebergevents.com.au
 
12 Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
Perth Seminar: US psychologist and academic Dr David Kilpatrick will present a full-day session focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.

Event Contact: Kerrie McMahon
Email: ldaquery@bigpond.net.au

16 Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
Adelaide Seminar: US psychologist and academic Dr David Kilpatrick will present a full-day session focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.

Event Contact: Kerrie McMahon
Email: ldaquery@bigpond.net.au

16 Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
Melbourne Seminar: US psychologist and academic Dr David Kilpatrick will present a full-day session focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.

Event Contact: Kerrie McMahon
Email: ldaquery@bigpond.net.au
 
   

July

1-2 DIR Floor Time Workshop
D.I.R. Floortime is an intervention that is used to promote an individual's development through a respectful, playful, joyful, and engaging process. It uses the power of relationships and human connections to promote engagement, communication, positive behaviours, and thinking. It is based on the DIR® model that was developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and his colleagues. 

Valuable for Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists and Early Intervention Workers that care for children, adolescents and adults (with a strong focus on individuals on the spectrum).

Register here. Registrations close 17/06/19, or when sold out.

Event Contact: Rachel Tosh
Email: team@tagclinic.com.au
 
22

Hanen’s More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Brisbane, QLD on July 22-24, 2019 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More ThanWords 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!

Event Contact: Tianna Noble
Email: customerservice@hanen.org


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Hanen’s TalkAbility™ Workshop
25-07-2019
Join us in Brisbane, QLD on July 25-26, 2019 and take your work with verbal children with higher functioning autism and their families to the next level.
TalkAbility is Hanen’s advanced workshop for current members with More Than Words certification that will help you address the central challenge these children face – developing a theory of mind.
After the workshop, you'll be able help parents make the most of their child’s unique strengths and preferences to promote empathy, conversational skills and perspective-taking during everyday routines and activities.
Included in your workshop fee is the full set of TalkAbility resources you will need to offer the parent program or supplement your one-to-one therapy work.
Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly!

Event Contact: Tianna Noble
Email: customerservice@hanen.org


 

June

18
Memory and Organisation after Brain Injury
This half day workshop 12.30 pm-5.30 pm will provide an opportunity for allied health professionals who work in neuro-rehabilitation to develop skills in using Google Calendar as a memory rehabilitation approach based on best practice.

Content:
Use of electronic memory aids after brain injury.
Intervention and protocols used to improve functional memory including Google Calendar
Results from recent Google Calendar research completed in Melbourne, Australia
The workshop will be facilitated by:
Susan Petrie - Senior Occupational Therapist and Kate Phillips, Neurological Physiotherapist at Independent Rehabilitation Services.
Cost of attendance:  $205 (includes lunch, afternoon tea and all training materials).

Event Contact: Julie Sutherland
Email: jsutherland@independent-rehab.com.au

18 Treatment for Selective Mutism in High Schools
This evening seminar about treatment for selective mutism is targeted for Speech pathologists, school staff, parents and educators who want to help a child with selective mutism in high school. Selective Mutism is a condition that severely restricts a child’s capacity for communicating verbally outside the home and occurs in only 1 in every 555 children between the ages of 7 and 15. It is a treatable anxiety disorder, but becomes more entrenched and difficult to treat as the child gets older. For children with in high school there are often many co-existing problems that occur alongside selective mutism such as depression, social problems, relationship issues, academic anxiety, and generalised anxiety. Selective Mutism in teenagers generally requires a few years of treatment in order to resolve. An intensive treatment program in high school is an essential part of treatment for teenagers with selective mutism. At the Selective Mutism Clinic we work closely with an assigned ‘key worker’ and support staff at the child’s school to train them to deliver this program.
Event Contact: Elizabeth Woodcock
Email: admin@selectivemutism.com.au
 21 A Night for Aphasia 
Two Melbourne Speech Pathology students, Olivia O'Hare and Georgia Harriott would like to invite you to share with them this Melbourne first, unique event; A Night for Aphasia.
When: Friday the 21 June from 7:00 pm
Where: Rydges Hotel and Resort - 186 Exhibition St Melbourne 
Price:  Standard $50
Drinks and canapés included. 
Prizes to win and complementary gift bags for all guests 
Sponsor: Scope Australia

Event Contact: Olivia O'Hare
Email: oliviaohare93@icloud.com
 
23 Key Word Sign Australia (Victoria) 1 day Basic workshop in Brunswick
Key Word Sign Australia (Victoria) Workshop - Brunswick
The one day introduction to 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;
• 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)

Open to professionals, parents and families, support staff and anyone else in a person life.

We are NDIS registered. 

Event Contact: Zita Canning
Email: training@keywordsignvictoria.org
 
 27 Sensory Processing to Executive Functioning
Executive Functioning skills are becoming a big “buzz” word of today, though in reality always was encompassed in the world of occupational functioning. Therapists working in education systems will find this course very practical in approach, as well as understanding in more depth the contribution we are making in the child’s occupation as a school student. Therapists in clinical practice will find this course very helpful in analyzing and implementing the contribution that clinical practice brings to the daily occupational function of the child. Sensory Processing is the foundation on which skills are built in the early developmental years and executive functioning is the skill set needed to see the child through his school career, preparing him/her to go to university/ college/vocation of choice. Executive Functioning goes beyond intelligence and speaks to the ability to organize, to write what you are thinking, to adhere to timelines, to be disciplined in study methods. This course will provide the therapist with the building blocks necessary as well as discuss tools to support clients.

Event Contact: 
Louisa Ong
Email: info@tilegnetherapy.com.au
 
   

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