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2021


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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: conference@ruralhealth.org.au


   

September

1 AGOSCI Conference 2021
The Organising Committee warmly invites you to the 15th Biennial AGOSCI 2021 Conference to be held from 1 - 4 September 2021 in Hobart, Australia.

The theme for this Conference is Explore. Engage. Emerge. Participants will have the opportunity to explore our picturesque state, engage and network with our AAC community and watch relationships and opportunities for authentic communication emerge.

Contact: Nikkita
Email: agosci2021@arinex.com.au

2 One day workshop on 'Teaching morphology for reading, spelling, and vocabulary'

Macquarie University Reading Clinic Workshop: Dr Danielle Colenbrander will present evidence-based methods for teaching morphology to children, where the ultimate aim is improving reading comprehension.

See for details: https://tinyurl.com/4e97p8mt 

Time: 9:00 – 14:00
Place: Live on Zoom

Cost: $320 (discounts for multiple enrolments, students & staff)
Early bird cost: $272 before 21st of July 

Contact: Ana Grassi
Email: ana.grassi@mq.edu.au
 
9 One day workshop on 'Teaching morphology for reading, spelling, and vocabulary'
Macquarie University Reading Clinic Workshop: Dr Danielle Colenbrander will present evidence-based methods for teaching morphology to children, where the ultimate aim is improving reading comprehension.

See for details: https://tinyurl.com/4e97p8mt 
Date: 02/09/2021
Time: 9:00 – 14:00
Place: Live on Zoom

Cost: $320 (discounts for multiple enrolments, students & staff)

Early bird cost: $272 before 21 July 

Contact: Ana Grassi
Email: ana.grassi@mq.edu.au

18 Derbyshire Language Scheme Brisbane 2 day Certification Workshop
This 2 day practical, 'hands on' workshop on 18-19 September, in Brisbane will train and certify participants in The Derbyshire Language Scheme (DLS). This is a language intervention program with linked assessment and progress monitoring. This developmentally structured early intervention program facilitates social development and interaction through play-based learning. Linked progress record facilitates data collection and individualised programming. The DLS is designed for individual & group therapy, teaching language through everyday experiences and interactions in familiar contexts. It comprises ‘structured teaching to objectives’ or a checklist of language objectives with all teaching and assessment in free play, or a combination of both. It is extensively used in the UK (ref. The Better Start Communication Project, Law, Roulstone et al., 2012) and increasingly popular in Australia for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyspraxia, Developmental Language Disorder, Developmental Delays, Hearing Impairment and those learning English as a Second Language. The Key Word Kids app (developed by the presenters) is based on the Derbyshire Language Scheme principles.

RSVP for this workshop is required by 27 August, 2021 in order to ship materials from the UK. We look forward to meeting participants at this workshop after COVID restrictions have necessitated rescheduling.

Contact: Sue Park
Email: susanepark@optusnet.com.au
 
   

August

  Melbourne-based study - people with aphasia and low mood/depression after stroke

Monash University (HREC no. 2020-7888-42464) and University of Technology Sydney (HREC no. ETH20-5000 are seeking expressions of interest from people with aphasia and low mood/depression after stroke to participate in a new Melbourne-based study).

Research participants will be offered a psychological therapy program of individual, face-to-face sessions in Melbourne (South East suburb) with a COVID-safe protocol - to commence in early 2021. This study is led by psychologists and speech pathologists, with more information available from Priscilla Tjokrowijoto (PhD candidate in Clinical Neuropsychology), supervised by Associate Professor Rene Stolwyk, Monash University.

For more information about the study is available online.

Contact: Priscilla Tjokrowijoto
Email: priscilla.tjokrowijoto@monash.edu

5 Speech Pathologists in Adult Rehabilitation 2021 Workshop

SPAR is excited to present a return to face-to-face learning with Jan Mackey and Sue Sloan presenting: "Therapeutic practice to build communication skills and shape least restrictive social environments". This interactive workshop will focus on capacity building to support the development of communication skills within least restrictive, prosocial and therapeutic environments with applications for clinicians working in hospital and community settings. 

Thursday 5 August 2021 at 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy, VIC

Cost: $120

Morning Tea and Lunch provided - please email the SPAR committee at spar.victoria@gmail.com
with dietary requirements by 2/8/21

Book at: https://www.trybooking.com/BSVQS

If you are an interstate member, or a regional member who lives more than 3 hours from
Melbourne, we are able to offer the opportunity to join the morning session via Zoom at a ticket
price of $30. Please note, due to the difficulty in structuring the workshop for both online and live
participants, this option is only available for interstate or regional members. The afternoon
session will involve case studies and applied learning activities, and will not be suitable to
attend via Zoom.

For more details please follow the link above. 
SPAR Executive Team
SPAR Executive Committee

Email: spar.victoria@gmail.com

19 One day workshop on 'Understanding reading comprehension: From research to classroom
Macquarie University Reading Clinic Workshop: Dr Danielle Colenbrander will present evidence-based approaches to reading comprehension instruction, with a focus on the role of oral language skills. 

Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Place: Live on Zoom

See link for more details: https://tinyurl.com/54unutyk 

Cost $485 (discounts for multiple enrolments, students & staff)

Early bird cost: $412.25 before the 15 July 

Contact: Ana Grassi
Email: ana.grassi@mq.edu.au

25 Evening Webinar Treatment for Selective Mutism in Schools and Preschools
This evening webinar is about an intensive school/preschool program for children with selective mutism. It is suitable for primary and preschool teachers who have a child in their class with selective mutism, school psychologists and learning support teams, and parents of children with selective mutism or extreme shyness.

Selective Mutism is a condition that severely restricts a child’s capacity to communicate outside the home. It is a treatable anxiety disorder, but generally requires 1 to 2 years of treatment in order to resolve. An intensive treatment program at preschool/school is an essential part of treatment for most children with selective mutism. At the selective mutism clinic, we work closely with the classroom teacher and support staff to help them deliver this program. 

TOPICS COVERED:
• What is Selective Mutism
• Understanding Selective Mutism as an anxiety disorder
• Understanding how to apply a graded approach to treat anxiety
• Factors that affect a child’s ability to communicate
• Specific treatment strategies to use at preschool/school and in the classroom including ‘Sliding In’ to build the child’s talking with their classroom teacher.
• Strategies to generalise the child’s talking to all peers and staff at a school

Cost: $150
Wednesday 25 August 2021 5.30-8.30 pm (Sydney time)

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

27 One day workshop on 'Teaching vocabulary to improve reading comprehension'
Macquarie University Reading Clinic Workshop: Dr Danielle Colenbrander will present evidence-based methods for teaching vocabulary to children, where the ultimate aim is improving reading comprehension.

See link for more details: https://tinyurl.com/36abnjan 

Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Place: Live on Zoom

Cost $485 (discounts for multiple enrolments, students & staff)

Early bird cost: $412.25 before 15 July 

Contact: Ana Grassi
Email: ana.grassi@mq.edu.au

   

July

8 PEERS for Adolescents Certified Training Seminar
The PEERS® for Adolescents Certified Training Seminar is designed exclusively for mental health professionals, special education teachers, medical physicians, registered nurses, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists and post-graduate researchers who work with adolescents with autism and other social challenges. Attendees will obtain 24 hours of training over 3 days regarding use of the PEERS® Curriculum and the research behind the program.

Date: 8-10 July 2021 (9 am-5 pm AEST)

Cost: $800 (AUD) + GST 

Location: Zoom 

Presenter: Dr Elizabeth Laugeson is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Laugeson is the Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS® Clinic, which is an outpatient hospital-based program providing parent-assisted social skills training for preschoolers, adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other social impairments.

For more details and to register go online.

Contact: Beverley
Email: trainings@definitiondiverse.com

15 Free ESSD Webinar: Genetics and swallowing motor system: can our genes predict dysphagia recovery?
15-07-2021
The ESSD's 46th Webinar, 18th restream for eastern time zones, “Genetics and swallowing motor system: can our genes predict dysphagia recovery?” will be presented by Prof. Shaheen Hamdy from The University of Manchester in England. 
 
Date: Thursday, 15 July 2021

Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm GMT+8 (East Asia)/8:00pm to 9:30pm GMT+10 (Aus/NZ)

Free registration link: https://form.jotform.com/211803453914048
Following registration, webinar access details will be emailed to you.
 
This is a free webinar organised by the European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD). For those interested in the society, please visit: http://www.myessd.org/

Contact: Debbie Pu
Email: debbie.pu@monash.edu
 
   

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 email Harriet Korner

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


 

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