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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

4 Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop

Join us in Brisbane, QLD on December 4-6, 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

   

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

7

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

8 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Melbourne, VIC on November 8 - 11, 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 our website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org
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

11 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Melbourne, VIC on November 8-10, 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 our website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

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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

20

PECS Level 1 Training
20 & 21 November 2017 Brisbane: This two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind The Picture Exchange Communication System and the protocols on how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. PECS is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six Phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills. For more information on this workshop and or other PECS Trainings and current training dates - please go to our website.
Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

22  Hanen More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Brisbane, QLD on November 22-24, 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 our website.  
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org
22

Transitioning from PECS to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs)
With the current influx of communication devices and apps to the market how do we ensure that basic functional communication skills are maintained and taught right from the beginning? Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) were first introduced for people with motor difficulties like cerebral palsy and now these devices are being introduced to our learners with autism and other related communication difficulties. For these populations, language and cognition are often compromised and basic social and communication skills have not always been mastered prior to the introduction of a device. Because of this, the way we teach the use of SGDs needs to be specifically tailored to fit the needs of each individual paying attention to devices capabilities vs. user capabilities. For more information on this workshop and or other PECS Trainings and current training dates - please go to our website.
*Participants should bring a Speech Generating Device (SGD) to the training for use during a variety of activities.
Upcoming Training:
Brisbane Mercure Hotel, QLD - 22 November 2017
Adelaide EDC, SA - 29 November 2017
Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

27 PECS Level 1 Training
27 & 28 November 2017 - Adelaide PECS Level 1 Training: This two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind The Picture Exchange Communication System and the protocols on how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. PECS is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six Phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills. For more information on this workshop and or other PECS Trainings and current training dates - please go to our website.

Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

 30 PECS Level 1 Training VIC
30 Nov & 1 Dec 2017 - PECS Level 1 Training at Dandenong Valley SDS: This two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind The Picture Exchange Communication System and the protocols on how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. PECS is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six Phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills. For more information on this workshop and or other PECS Trainings and current training dates - please go to our website

Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

   

October

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

23 PECS Level 1 Training
This two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind The Picture Exchange Communication System and the protocols on how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. PECS is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six Phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills. For more information on this workshop and or other PECS Trainings and current training dates - please go here.

Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

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
30 Late Effects of Polio Clinical Practice Workshops
Decades after the poliomyelitis epidemics in Australia, an estimated 400,000 people may be experiencing the Late Effects of Polio (LEoP) or Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS). In addition, there is a younger population who have migrated to Australia who require management and support. There are many cross-overs in the treatment and management of other chronic diseases and LEoP/PPS, and there are also some very significant differences. If LEoP is not identified, the client can experience rapidly worsening symptoms due to inadvertently incorrect care. Do you know how to recognise these conditions in your practice? For many LEoP/PPS clients, biomedical and pharmaceutical treatments have limited efficacy. Polio survivors are turning their attention and hopes to allied health practitioners to help them improve their quality of life, and prolong their daily functional ability as they age. With a holistic approach to care and increased awareness within the greater health sector, LEoP/PPS clients can manage their symptoms, live better, and age well. This session will cover – What Is Polio? - Demystifying Late Effects of Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome - Clinical presentation and screening - The Aging Polio Population - The Management Team - Practical Strategies - A Late Effects of Polio Case Study.

Visit the event website.
Event Contact: Paul Cavendish
Email: bookings@poliohealth.org.au

31  Personhood, decision making and choice: Frameworks for upholding rights with people with disabilities.
What does it mean to be a PERSON with a disability in Australia? How can human rights be used to inform approaches to support? What does supported decision making mean and how can it be applied in supporting choice and control? How does the idea of 'belonging' change the way we see community inclusion? In this Masterclass, participants will explore these questions and engage with ideas of personhood, human rights and supported decision making.  Frameworks for practice informed by these ideas will be presented and applied to two key life areas, health and sexuality. 

31st October 2017
Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus
Western Beach Room AD6.104
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong VIC  3220
Registration is $420 plus GST which includes: 1 day masterclass, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
*(Early-bird rate of $380 plus GST extended until 6pm Friday 13th October)
* For group discounts please contact Carol Wildey at hltrain@deakin.edu.au for more details*
Register here
Event Contact: Carol Wildey
Email: hltrain@deakin.edu.au

   

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March

  The inaugural FightMND Australasian Motor Neurone Disease Symposium
22-24 March 2018 at
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
This meeting will see leading MND researchers and clinicians congregate in Melbourne to discuss clinical trials, best care practices - Multidisciplinary MND clinics, the role of the Physio, OT, speech pathologist, and dietician in caring for those living with MND, assistive equipment, and AAC devices. Further information and registration via the Symposium website
Email: research@fightmnd.org.au

   

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January

   
18

Hanen's It Takes Two To Talk® Workshop
Join us in Perth, WA on January 18-20, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop! This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.
Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

22 Sounds-Write Training
SPELD NSW is offering training in Sounds-Write in January 2018. 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. Visit the event website.
Event Contact: Georgina Perry
Email: enquiries@speldnsw.org.au
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