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2021


December

31 Speech Pathology with Trans and Gender Diverse People
*Please note this is an ongoing online course and event date is a placeholder*

A short course for Speech Pathologists to provide gender-affirming voice and communication training for trans and gender diverse people.

This new non-award course developed by La Trobe University will help speech pathologists develop the skills to support trans and gender diverse individuals with their voice, communication and wellbeing.

Information about speech pathology approaches to working with trans and gender diverse young people and adults is provided based on current knowledge.

This short course is informed by a team of clinicians, lecturers, and researchers with diverse gender identities.

Participants can complete the course at their own pace over a period of up to six months.

Contact: Kris Neil
Email: [email protected]

 

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October

6-7 8th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
The symposium 8th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, 

The symposium 'Connecting research, practise and communities is being held in Canberra 6 - 7 October 2021.

The Symposium will focus on rural and remote health research that informs strategic health policy, and health service challenges in rural and remote Australia into the future.

Presentations are sought from emerging and active researchers. For abstract guidelines and details about the various presentation types visit the Symposium website. The call for abstracts closes on 13 June 2021.

Contact: Symposium managers
Email: [email protected]


13 Workshop on Anxiety in poor readers: Evidence, assessment, and intervention  

The goal of this workshop is to equip people with an understanding of the scientific evidence for mental health difficulties in poor readers (particularly anxiety), provide guidance on how to identify if a child with poor reading might be suffering from anxiety, and what treatment options are available for such children.

Time: 1:30 - 5 pm
Location: Live on zoom

Early bird before price: $233.75 (Before 31/8) 
Standard cost: $275 per person (discounts are available for multiple enrolments, MQ Staff, and current or former MQ students) 

For more information and registration available online.

Contact: Ana Grassi
Email: [email protected]

15 ABA Today 2021 Conference - Voices and Choices

Update your knowledge on all things ABA for Autism. The ABA Today Conference is a virtual event being held across Friday 15 & Saturday 16 October. Under the theme "Voices and Choices", we aim to demonstrate the contemporary thinking, stance, role, and practice of Applied Behavioural Analysis in person-centred care. Voices & Choices recognises the rights, voice, and personhood of autistic individuals, and their parents and carers, in choosing and shaping supports, care, and clinical pathways including communication. Day 1 is for professionals, Day 2 will have something for professionals and families alike. Of note to speech pathologists is our keynote speaker on our professional learning day, Dr Lina Slim who is both an SLP/ BCBA-D presenting on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practices for Effective Autism Treatment.  Dr David Trembath, an Associate Professor in Speech Pathology is giving an address on Autism in Australia; The State of Science and Practice. Plus the communication panel on Day 1 with 3 speech pathologists speaking, titled The Right to Effective Communication: Supporting Autistic People to Access Effective and Preferred Communication Systems.

Tickets are on sale via website at the early bird rate until 14 September, group discounts also available.

Contact: Carol Kang
Email: [email protected]

18 2 day Learn to write Easy English - online

18 and 20 October, 2021
Do you find people
- can not fill in your forms or only partially do them?
- do not know their rights and responsibilities?
- do not know how to cancel an appointment without incurring a fee?
- do not want your written information?

Maybe that person is one of the 44% of the adult Australian population (ABS#4228) who do not have the literacy to manage a range of day to day reading tasks. 

As signatories to the UNCRPD, Australia has commitment to ensuring everyone can access information in a way they can read and understand. Check out also the SPA Towards 2030, Section 5 and our Professional Standards, Section 1.5, 1.7 & 1.1 

Register for 2 day Easy English training. 
Come away learning practical strategies to improve the way you write. 
See the Easy English COVID19 resources we have been creating online

Register  https://bit.ly/2TnS3dR or email [email protected] or 0466 579 855 
Cost: $600+ gst 

Contact: Cathy Basterfield
Email: [email protected]
20 Eveningmutism Transitioning To School Webinar – Preschoolers With Selective L

This evening webinar is targeted at parents, educators and support staff who have a child with selective mutism transitioning from preschool to school in the upcoming year.

Selective Mutism is a condition where children are unable to talk in some social situations such as school due to extreme anxiety. It is a treatable condition, but generally requires 1 to 2 years of treatment in order to fully resolve. The transition to school for pre-schoolers with Selective Mutism is often stressful and difficult and raises many questions for caregivers. 

There are many factors to consider to facilitate such a transition and ensure the child’s current communication at preschool with carers and peers is generalised to the school environment. These factors are discussed in this webinar, and include:

 - Setting up the foundations for an intensive school program for selective mutism
 - Building a child’s familiarity with the new school
 - Reducing the child’s anxiety
 - Basic education about selective mutism for all staff at a new school

NB. This particular webinar does not cover strategies to resolve the selective mutism as this is covered in our 3-hour webinars.

Cost: $80.00
Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 6 pm-7.30 pm

Register online 

Contract: Elizabeth Woodcock
Email: [email protected]

20 Evening Webinar – Preschoolers With Selective Mutism Transitioning To School

This evening webinar is targeted at parents, educators and support staff who have a child with selective mutism transitioning from preschool to school in the upcoming year.

Selective Mutism is a condition where children are unable to talk in some social situations such as school due to extreme anxiety. It is a treatable condition, but generally requires 1 to 2 years of treatment in order to fully resolve. The transition to school for pre-schoolers with Selective Mutism is often stressful and difficult and raises many questions for caregivers.
There are many factors to consider to facilitate such a transition and ensure the child’s current communication at preschool with carers and peers is generalised to the school environment.

These factors are discussed in this webinar, and include:

 - Setting up the foundations for an intensive school program for selective mutism
 - Building a child’s familiarity with the new school
 - Reducing the child’s anxiety
- Basic education about selective mutism for all staff at a new school

NB. This particular webinar does not cover strategies to resolve the selective mutism as this is covered in our 3-hour webinars.

Cost: $80.00
Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 6 pm-7.30 pm

Register online.  

Contact: Elizabeth Woodcock 
Email: [email protected]
 
   

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May

20 Lactation Consultants of Australia and NZ 2022 Conference

On behalf of the LCANZ Conference organising committee, we invite you to join us at Kingscliff NSW for the 5th Transnational LCANZ Breastfeeding Conference.

The theme for this year is Breastfeeding IMPACT – Infants, Mothers, Professionals, Assistance, Culture, Teams.

Our conference will host an array of quality international and local speakers as well as many dynamic oral and poster presentations selected by our scientific committee relevant to one or more of the sub-themes.
Whatever your involvement with breastfeeding/lactation, this conference is guaranteed to inspire and provide an opportunity to connect with others, share knowledge and develop skills to IMPACT positively when partnering with families and other health professionals.

Friday 20 – Saturday 21 May 2022, Kingscliff NSW Australia

Contact: Helene Stewart
Email: [email protected]

   

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