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2021


December

   
 

November

   

October

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

The symposium 'Connecting research, practise & 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: conference@ruralhealth.org.au


   

September

   

August

   

July

   

June

6

ADHD Done Differently for Speech Pathologists Workshop
Working with children and adolescents with ADHD can be extremely challenging but extremely rewarding. 

This workshop is designed as an overview for speech pathologists, to learn about ADHD in the context of paediatric speech pathology in a fun and engaging way. Topics will include: 
- What is ADHD - really?
- The executive function model of ADHD and how this impacts communication, assessment and intervention.
- Gender differences and similarities in ADHD
- To be able to identify a child with ADHD in the clinical setting to recommend further investigation.
- Summaries of the current evidence for speech, language, literacy, voice, fluency and pragmatics in children with ADHD.
- Principles of clinical practice necessary to support children and adolescents with ADHD in the clinic, home and school settings. 
- ADHD in the context of family functioning and how this should impact your intervention.
- Strategies for setting homework for children and adolescents with ADHD.
- Considerations when assisting in the formulation of IEP's for children and adolescents with ADHD.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

View further information.

Contact: Linda Baker 
Email: adhddonedifferently@gmail.com

7-8 Two Day Introductory PODD Workshop, Sydney

This two day face-to-face workshop on 7 and 8 June will provide an introduction to Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication systems, including theory and practice related to the design and implementation of PODD communication books. These resources can enable people with complex communication support needs to develop their receptive language and to express their own ideas, thoughts and feelings. This workshop focuses mostly on “direct access” PODD communication books.
Covid-Safe guidelines will be followed, limiting the number of participants.
Cost: $490 Earlybird Rate by 10 May; $550 Full Rate by 31st May.
For further information and to register, please email inquiries to me at: hkorner@netspace.net.au

Email:
Harriet Korner

Contact: hkorner@netspace.net.au

9 Evening Webinar – Treatment For Selective Mutism In High Schools

This evening webinar is about an intensive high school program for children/adolescents with selective mutism. It is suitable for classroom teachers, learning support teachers, school psychologists, speech pathologists and parents who want to help a teen with selective mutism in high school. Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder similar to social phobia that severely restricts a child’s capacity to communicate verbally in social situations. An intensive treatment program in high school is an essential part of treatment for teenagers with selective mutism.

Topics that will be covered:
- Understanding Selective Mutism as an anxiety disorder
- The complexities of Selective Mutism in high school children
- The role of a ‘key worker’ in helping children with selective mutism in high school
- Understanding how to apply a graded approach to treat anxiety and selective mutism
- Factors that make it easier or harder for children with selective mutism to communicate
- Specific treatment strategies to use in high school to build the child’s talking with the key worker, all classroom teachers, and their peers
The webinar price is $150. Each additional person in the same booking (needs to be within the one payment) costs $50 per person.

Register online

Contact: Elizabeth Woodcock
Email: workshops@selectivemutism.com.au


 

May

 1 1 day Key Word Sign community workshop - online
Saturday 1 May  9:30 – 4:30 pm - 1 day workshop
Via zoom

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.

Suitable for:
Parents/Carers, Family & Community Members
Childcare & Disablity Staff
Teachers, Educators & Support Workers
Allied Health Professionals
Anyone in the community.

Every participant in a Victorian Community Key Word Sign workshop receives in the mail a copy of the current edition of  Getting started with Key Word Sign (Auslan Edition) as part of their registration.
You do need access to your own computer or ipad screen for the workshop.

Register here

Contact:
 Zita Canning

Email: admin@keywordsignvictoria.org

4 Speech Pathology of Tomorrow - Building a Flexible, Satisfying and Innovative Career

For speech pathologists interested to learn how working via telehealth can provide a highly flexible career option where working from anywhere you can achieve personal and professional goals.

This webinar is really suited to speech pathologists considering a change or returning back to the workforce.

Come and join Sue and Simone to learn about;

-- the top 10 tips to setting up a telehealth practice
-- challenges and considerations to setting up a telehealth practice
-- hear successful speech pathologists describe their different journey's to telehealth at Therapy Connect.

1 CPD hour - general learning.

Contact: Sue Cameron
Email: sue@therapyconnect.com.au

4 and 6

2 day Learn to write Easy English - online

4 May
Via Zoom.
A 2 day interactive training to learn how to create quality, best practice Easy English documents.
This is a very practical and interactive 2 day workshop where you will learn all the elements of how to create a meaningful, best practice Easy English document covering
- language
- images
-formatting
- consumer engagement and more

Bookings here via credit card or contact Cathy for an invoice.

Contact: Cathy Basterfield
Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au

5-7 Activity Based Funding Conference 2021 (virtual)
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority will host its eighth Activity Based Funding Conference from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 May 2021.
Deadline for abstracts: 5 pm AEDT Friday 26 February 2021

Register online

Contact: Consec Conference and Event Management
Email: abf21@consec.com.au


11 PECS Level 1 Training

This intensive two-day interactive training is designed to teach educational teams and parents the theory and protocol for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), an evidence based practise. We begin with identifying key components to designing effective educational environments that foster communication. Through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play, you will learn the six phases of PECS, including how to teach spontaneous requests, attributes for expanding language, responding to questions and commenting. The workshop concludes with discussions about the relation between PECS and speech as well as criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities, such as speech generating devices (SGD).
Contact: Sophie Kerr
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

 12 Aphasia CRE Update and Research Progress Reports
Speech Pathologists in Adult Rehabilitation (SPAR) proudly present an Aphasia CRE Update and Research Progress Reports. Please join us via Zoom as Professor Miranda Rose and a variety of CRE researchers and PhD candidates deliver a range of presentations covering the inclusion of people with aphasia in stroke research, aphasia treatment effectiveness, and living well with aphasia across the continuum of care. To register for this event please email us. 
Contact: SPAR Executive Committee
Email: spar.victoria@gmail.com

 
13 Free ESSD Webinar: Management of Post-Stroke Dysphagia - the new ESO-ESSD guidelines

The European Society of Swallowing Disorders holds free monthly webinars on topics related to dysphagia management and research. Due to time differences between Europe and the Asia Pacific, there will be restreaming of the webinar on the following day for the convenience of audiences in Asia and Australasia.

For the month of May, the webinar will be “Management of Post-Stroke Dysphagia - the new ESO-ESSD guidelines” will be presented by Prof. Rainer Dziewas from University Hospital Munster in Germany. 

Date: Thursday, 13 May 2021
Time: 6:0 0pm to 7:30 pm GMT+8 (East Asia)/8:00pm to 9:30pm GMT+10 (Aus/NZ)
Free registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4691919995260329229

This webinar will be hosted on the platform GoToWebinar. You may follow the above link to download the software on your computer, or download the app for your smartphone.
Register for free.

Contact: Debbie Pu
Email: marketing@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au

 18  Easy Englsih Easy Read What do I need to know

After many requests from Speech Pathologists, this 2 hour interactive webinar is being offered.

It will provide Speech Pathologists with an overview of Easy English including
• Learn the legislative and policy framework for Easy English;
• Investigate the new Speech Pathology Australia professional standards as it relates to your workplace;
• Compare and contrast Easy English and Easy Read. What does the research say?;
• Reflect on current practices nationally and internationally;
• Explore current resources available in the Australian and international context;
• Reflect on written communication needs for your own workplace;
• Receive references and resources for further study and independent research.

Time: 11am-1pm
Cost $100 + gst
Book or request an invoice.

Contact: Cathy Basterfield
Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au

22 and 29 2 session Key Word Sign community workshop - online
Saturday, May 22 and 29 - 9.30am to 1pm
Via zoom.

This 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.

Suitable for:
Parents/Carers, Family & Community Members
Childcare & Disability Staff
Teachers, Educators & Support Workers
Allied Health Professionals
Anyone in the community.

Each person does need access to their own screen.
Each person receives a copy of the Getting Started with Key Word Sign resource when they register.

Register here 


Contact: Zita Canning
Email: admin@keywordsignvictoria.org
25

Huntington’s Australian National Conference 2021

Huntington’s NSW ACT is hosting the next national HD conference as a series of virtual events from 25 May – 1 June 2021. The four key themes are:

  • Achieving quality of care
  • Achieving better policy outcomes
  • Achieving better consumer outcomes
  • Research update

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a genetic neurological condition that affects the brain and nervous system. It can cause three types of symptoms:

  • Involuntary movements, which can lead to problems with balance, walking and functioning;
  • Cognitive (or ‘Thinking’) symptoms, which can reduce a person’s memory impacting their ability to plan and multi-task; as well as impacting their ability to reason;
  • Behavioural symptoms, which can be seen as personality changes and/or actions that are out of character.

Each 2-hour session will be recorded, once you have registered you can participate in your own time or re-visit them whenever you want.

To register visit the conference website.

Contact: Alison Weir

Email: alison@huntingtonsnsw.org.au

 
   

April

   
 7  Ready Set Drive

Ready Set Drive is an interactive workshop for deaf and hard of hearing people at the start of their driving journey. It is open to those who have been driving for a while and would like to know more, or simply have a refresher. It is for drivers of any age and ability who want skills to improve their safety on the road and a deeper understanding of driving a vehicle. No experience is required.

In this one-day workshop, you'll learn about:

road rules
road safety
awareness on our roads
how to open up the hood of a vehicle to go through basic maintenance
how to change a tyre
vehicle dynamics
utilising a simulator to experience the dangers of vehicles in a safe environment
reverse parallel parking in the practical environment with a dual-control vehicle

The qualified instructors from  will guide you through the workshop. An Auslan interpreter is also provided.

You don't need any previous experience. You will require a learners permit or above for the reverse parallel parking module, as you'll be operating a vehicle in the car park. If you don't have a permit, you can still attend and participate, you simply won't operate the car.

Contact: Severine Gasq

Email: events@deafchildren.org.au

 10-11

2 Day Derbyshire Language Scheme Certification Workshop
The Derbyshire Language Scheme (DLS) is a developmentally structured early intervention language program which facilitates language processing through play-based learning. The linked assessment and progress record facilitates data collection and individual programming. The Scheme is extensively used in the UK (The Better Start Communication Project, Law, Roulstone et al., 2012) and is increasingly popular in Australia for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Developmental Language Disorder, Developmental Delays, Hearing Impairment and those learning English as a Second Language. Places are filling fast. Please contact for registration forms or any queries. Event takes place 10-11 April. Registration closes 14 Feb 2021.

Contact: 
Sue Park

Email: 
sue@speechlanguageandlearning.com.au

 13 and 15  2 day Learn to write Easy English - online

13 and 15 April 2021.
Via Zoom.
A 2 day interactive training to learn how to create quality, best practice Easy English documents.
This is a very practical and interactive 2 day workshop where you will learn all the elements of how to create a meaningful, best practice Easy English document covering
- language
- images
-formatting
- consumer engagement and more
Bookings here

Contact: Cathy Basterfield
Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au

 
Free ESSD Webinar: Dysphagia following Cervical Spine Surgery - Triviality or severe complication?

The European Society of Swallowing Disorders holds free monthly webinars on topics related to dysphagia management and research. Due to time differences between Europe and the Asia Pacific, there will be restreaming of the webinar on the following day for the convenience of audiences in Asia and Australasia.
For the month of April, the webinar will be “Dysphagia following Cervical Spine Surgery - Triviality or Severe Complication?”, presented by Dr. Stephanie Duchac from SRH University of Health Gera in Germany.
Date: Thursday, 15 March 2021
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm GMT+8 (East Asia)/9:00pm to 10:30pm GMT+11 (Aus/NZ)
Free registration 
This webinar will be hosted on the platform GoToWebinar. You may follow the above link to download the software on your computer, or download the app for your smartphone.
Contact: Debbie Pu
Email: debbie.pu@monash.edu

 22 and 29 The Assessment and Treatment of Reading Difficulties in Primary School Students
This event will focus on the assessment and treatment of reading difficulties in primary school students. We will only touch on high school students’ needs briefly. The first portion of the workshop will start by providing a theoretical and practical overview of assessments that 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.
Live on Zoom  
Early bird registration is now open!

Contact: Ana Grassi
Email: readingclinic.workshop@mq.edu.au

 21 and 28  2 session Key Word Sign community workshop - online
Wednesday 21 and 28 April  9.30am to 1pm.
Via zoom.

This 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.

Suitable for:
Parents/Carers, Family & Community Members
Childcare & Disability Staff
Teachers, Educators & Support Workers
Allied Health Professionals
Anyone in the community.

Each person does need access to their own screen.

Each person receives a copy of the Getting Started with Key Word Sign resource when they register.

Register here 


Contact: Zita Canning
Email: admin@keywordsignvictoria.org
   

March

 15 March to 30 April 2021

Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop - Online
Registrations open for limited time - 3-22 Feb 2021. The online version of the Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop is running again from 15 March to 30 April 2021 (AEDT). The course is organised into 4 video modules of ~1.5hrs each, plus a 1hr live Q&A zoom session (recorded to watch later for those unable to attend). Participants are also posted a printed course manual. Areas covered include: developmental foundations of feeding and oral development; assessment of oral structure, function and feeding skills; evidence-based assessment and management of tongue tie; and treatment of breastfeeding, bottle feeding and early solids difficulties, including oral motor skills. The course is focused on 0-12 months developmental age, however the skills covered are applicable for working with older children as the foundation for all feeding skills.
More information

Contact: Carly Veness
Email: training@babbleandmunch.com.au

   

February

   

January