Non Association Events

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'Introduction to Neuro-Developmental Treatment' workshop, Singapore, 2023

This workshop is suitable for Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Early Intervention Teachers, Special Needs Teachers, Behavioural Therapists, Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Physicians.

If you work with children with mobility impairments, this workshop is a great opportunity to learn about the NDT approach and how it can benefit your clients or students. You will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and practise the techniques in a supportive learning environment.

Early bird rates apply if you register and pay before the 24 February 2023.

Follow here for more details.

Help us spread the word by forwarding this to your colleagues and friends! We look forward to meeting you at the workshop!

Date: 6 - 8 November 2023
Time: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm STG
Venue: Concorde Hotel, Singapore

Contact: Rina
Email: [email protected]
'Autism Matters' workshop, Singapore, 2023

This workshop is suitable for Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Early Intervention Teachers, Special Needs Teachers, Behavioural Therapists, Therapy Assistants, Counsellors, Psychologists, Allied Educators, Mainstream Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Physicians.

Whether you are an educator, therapist, psychologist, physician, caregiver or keen parent, this workshop is perfect for you! By participating, you will gain a deeper understanding of the brain-body science behind ASD and develop evidence-informed and holistic support strategies to help people with ASD throughout their lifespan.

Follow here for more details.

Help us spread the word by forwarding this to your colleagues and friends! We look forward to meeting you at the workshop!

Date: 1 - 3 November 2023
Time: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm STG
Venue: Concorde Hotel, Singapore

Contact: Rina
Email: [email protected]








‘All Things Mealtimes’ workshop, Singapore, 2023

This workshop is suitable for Speech Pathologists/Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Paediatricians, Gastroenterologists, other Medical Practitioners, Psychologists, Infant Mental Health Workers, Social Workers, Community Based Health Workers, and Special Educators.

If you work with infants and children with backgrounds including chromosomal, gastrointestinal, developmental, neurological and no apparent reasons for faltering growth, this workshop is for you!

Help us spread the word by forwarding this to your colleagues and friends! We look forward to meeting you at the workshop!

Early bird rates apply if you register and pay by the 14 February 2023.

Follow here for more details.

Date: 10 - 11 July 2023
Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Venue: TBC

Contact: Rina
Email: [email protected]








Kids+ Changemakers Conference

Changemakers is an opportunity for people within the disability sector to come together to share ideas, make connections, and build collaborative networks.
This event brings together sector leaders, innovators, service providers, researchers, and most importantly, those with lived experience.

Contact: Sharon Gibbons
Email: [email protected]

Webinar - Treatment for Selective Mutism in Schools and Preschools

Selective Mutism is a condition that severely restricts a child’s capacity for communicating verbally outside the home and typically occurs at the rate of 1 in every 200 children in primary school and much more frequently in preschool-aged children. 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 clinic we work closely with the classroom teacher and support staff to help them deliver this program. The classroom teacher is generally the key person required to implement the strategies at school.

This 3-hour evening webinar about treatment for Selective Mutism is targeted for primary and preschool teachers, school psychologists and learning support teams, who have a child at their school with Selective Mutism, or parents of children with Selective Mutism or extreme shyness. Why some children are unable to talk in school or are very reluctant to talk, and specific strategies to gradually enable them to become confident communicators at school with their classroom teacher, other teachers and peers will be covered. 

For more information and registration, see our website: 

Contact: Elizabeth Woodcock 
Email: [email protected]


28 Digital Participation and Communication Disorders across the Lifespan

Manuscript submission is now open for a new article collection we are co-editing on: 
“Digital Participation and Communication Disorders across the Lifespan”

We invite contributions on digital participation and communication disorders, including adult or developmental language disorders (aphasia, cognitive communication disorder, (developmental) language disorder, autism spectrum disorder, etc.) or speech impairment (stuttering, dysarthria, apraxia of speech etc.) with regard to diagnostics and assessment, treatment, counseling, prevention etc. We accept all types of manuscripts accepted into Frontiers’ Language Sciences section: empirical reports, review articles, methodological contributions. 

Learn more about the collection here

The deadline for manuscript submissions is 28 February 2023  

On behalf of the editorial team: Petra Jaecks, Hendrike Frieg and Kristina Jonas

Contact: Petra Jaecks
Email: [email protected]
Attention Autism Training

Attention Autism is an intervention model designed by Gina Davies, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. It aims to develop natural and spontaneous communication through the use of visually based and highly motivating activities.

This 2 day course equips attendees with the skills to set up and run the four stage Attention Autism programme, focusing on the practical aspects of intervention, working in a team and offering an irresistible invitation to learn.

This workshop is suitable for speech pathologists, occupational therapists, assistants, educators, education support staff, parents and carers of Autistic children.

The workshops are run for groups of 25 people, this is to ensure that the practical aspects of the workshop can be run in small groups making coaching and feedback effective.

Emer Hurley, Speech Pathologist, is delighted to bring this to workshop to Melbourne on 16 - 17 February!
This event is hosted by AGOSCI.

Follow here for more details.

Date: 16 - 17 February 2023
Cost: $550 for 2 days

Contact: Emer Hurley
Email: [email protected]

01 Access Easy English presents: Learn Easy English - 2-day writing course

Wednesday 1 February 2023 and Friday 3 February 2023
9:15 am – 4:30 pm (Melbourne time)

Learning objectives: 

learn the legislative framework for Easy English;
- identify who Easy English is useful for;
- explore current Easy English resources available in the Australian and international context;
- learn to identify Easy English compared with Easy Read, and be aware of what is relevant to your audience;
- learn and practise each of the steps to develop Easy English written materials;
- begin to write your own Easy English document, including selecting and developing appropriate image supports;
- explore the value of Consumer Testing of documents;
- explore use in websites;
- receive references and resources for further study and independent research.

Bring to the course:

A document/brochure/flyer or other written material to begin to develop into Easy English. 

Suitable for:

Anyone who writes information for the public, eg: Speech Pathologists, other therapists, communications staff; support workers, disability advocates, teachers, community educators, researchers, report writers, website writers, lawyers, work safety staff, NDIS staff, NDIS providers, My Aged Care providers, project workers, Health Promotions writers.



 Cathy Basterfield
Email: [email protected]


31  Melbourne Youth Orchestras' Adaptive Music Bridging Program

Melbourne Youth Orchestras' Adaptive Music Bridging Program is open to young people aged 8 to 14 who have struggled to access instrumental music lessons as a result of disability.

The program supports young people to find a suitable musical instrument and provides weekly lessons in musicianship, music literacy, performance etiquette and music history. As well as traditional instruments, the program uses adaptive instruments designed especially for people with disability, including those that can be played without hands, or even with eye tracker technology.

Program graduates will be supported to audition for MYO's mainstream ensembles or other music groups according to their interests.

Find out more

Apply to join the program

Contact: Anthea Skinner
Email: [email protected]

Trauma-Informed Practice - an Introduction to the Foundations & Application

This webinar is for anyone wanting to provide effective and evidence-based support for people with a history of severe mental ill health and complex trauma.

You can expect to gain a far greater understanding of trauma-informed practice and learn about mental health & trauma-informed practice from both clinical and lived experience perspectives.

We'll cover commonly asked questions like scope of practice and discuss:

  • The impact of developmental trauma on brain development and communication
  • How survival responses impact learning and engagement - and get in the way of reaching goals!
  • Navigating psychodynamic disability as an NDIS provider
  • Understanding and using bottom up brain based approaches for effective speech therapy

What Will Be Included (it's going to be pretty jam packed!):

  • The essential foundations of mental health and trauma-informed practice for allied health professionals and educators
  • Practical tips on the implementation of the knowledge and strategies that will be shared
  • Regulation breaks
  • Case scenarios
  • Q&A
  • Recommended resources

Follow here for more information.

Contact: Kizzy Searle
Email: [email protected]


  Access Easy English presents: Let’s Practice Webinars

Let’s Practice is a series of 4 Easy English Webinars, designed to reinforce and enhance concepts learnt in your 2 day Easy English Training. These 1 hour webinars are strictly limited to 6 people and offer fun and interactive learning in specific Easy English areas. Hosted by Rachel Tozer one of our Specialist Content Writers. These webinars will enhance your Easy English writing. Come to 1 or as many as you like. We would love to see you there.

Prerequisite: Completion of 2 day Easy English training.

Each Webinar runs 11am to 12 noon.

Workshop 1: Setting up your document. Monday 16 January, 2023

Workshop 2: Develop your text. Tuesday 17 January, 2023

Workshop 3: Choose your images. Monday 23 January, 2023

Workshop 4: Plan your consumer reviews. Tuesday 24 January, 2023

Each Webinar is $50+gst. Discounts apply to register for more than 1 webinar.


Flyer: Access Easy English training
Contact: Cathy Basterfield
Email: [email protected]
16 Camp SAY: Australia

Camp SAY: Australia is a 5-night, sleep-away summer camp for young people who stutter ages 8-18.

At Camp SAY: AU we combine a high quality, traditional camp experience with specialised programs and activities that help kids and teens who stutter develop confidence and independence, and form important lifelong friendships.

Camp SAY: AU 2023 will be hosted at Log Cabin Camp, on of the premiere camp facilities in Victoria, located in the picturesque area of Creswick, just 140 km east of Melbourne's CBD. We look forward to welcoming campers to this 36-acre, impeccably maintained, Australian Camps Association accredited campsite.

Campers are welcomed by friendly staff and fellow campers who stutter and immediately see that Camp SAY: AU is a very different place - a place where they are free to express themselves without fear or ridicule. Camp programs and activities are specially designed to meet each child’s individual goals and needs. So instead of worrying about stuttering, kids can experience the simple joy of being a child.

At Camp SAY: AU we believe that every voice matters, every voice deserves to be heard, and it's really OK to stutter!

Contact: Rich Stephens
Email: [email protected]

Derbyshire Language Scheme Brisbane 2 day Online Certification Workshop

The Derbyshire Language Scheme (DLS) is a language program with linked assessment. This developmentally structured early intervention program facilitates social development and interaction through play-based learning. 
Designed for individual & group therapy, it’s used to  facilitate structured language learning objectives through everyday experiences. Used in the UK (ref. The Better Start Communication Project, Law, Roulstone et al., 2012) and increasingly popular in Australia.

Dates: Friday 13 and Saturday 14 January, 2023  Online (in response to ongoing Covid concerns).

Time:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day (QLD, Australia EST) 

Cost: $985 for 2 days (no GST) includes all official handouts -training booklet, sample test & record forms.  Scheme purchase is required if one not currently owned.

Presenters:  Janet Eales & Sue Park 
Contact: Sue Park
Email: [email protected]