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2022


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September

7 Leap into Literacy for Children with Hearing Loss

Literacy skills are fundamental for formal education and are crucial for success across a lifespan. Literacy learning requires a systematic well designed instructional approach, and children with hearing loss highly benefit from specific strategies to support and address their unique learning needs.

Key Learnings:
- Understand key aspects of literacy development.

- Learn how hearing loss impacts on literacy development.

- Learn strategies to support literacy development in children with hearing loss.

- Develop activities to strengthen pre-literacy and literacy skills.

Course Details:
Two hour online interactive course suited for professionals working with young children and primary school aged students with hearing loss.
Multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

For more details about Professional Development events by The Shepherd Centre.

Contact: Pia Watkins
Email: [email protected]

   

August

30 

Understanding Hearing Loss - Tips and Tricks for Supporting a Student with Hearing Loss in the Classroom

Learning and engagement throughout a student's educational years are central to a student's outcomes and positive growth. For a child with hearing loss, the classroom and school environment can pose challenges for listening, learning and participation. How can we meet the needs of students with hearing loss and ensure we are supporting them best?

Key Learnings:
- Understand degrees and types of hearing loss.

- Explore the implications of hearing loss on learning and development.

- Identify and address challenges to facilitate learning and optimal progress.

- Understand the use of a Wireless Communication Device.

- Learn practical classroom teaching tips to best support engagement, participation and learning for students with hearing loss. 

Course Details:
Two hour online interactive course for professionals working with preschool, primary and high school students with hearing loss.
Multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts and practical application of strategies to support student learning.
 
For more details about Professional Development events by The Shepherd Centre.

Contact: Pia Watkins
Email: [email protected]

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The Functional Listening Index-Paediatric® (FLI-P®) – Monitoring Listening Skills for Positive Progress

Functional listening skills underpin language, literacy, communication development and social competence. How can we closely track functional auditory skill development from infancy? This course focuses on the understanding and use of the Functional Listening Index - Paediatric (FLI-®) – a new research based tool designed to assist the tracking and monitoring of a child’s listening skills in everyday life scenarios.

Key Learnings:
- An introduction to a revolutionary new tool, developed by The Shepherd Centre in collaboration the HEARing CRC and Cochlear, to measure and address functional listening skills

- Early enhancement of Functional Listening skills can predict and support:

  • Language

  • Speech

  • Literacy

  • Social Skills 

  • - Learn how to closely monitor functional listening skills in children with hearing loss.

    - Learn key strategies to enhance listening skill development in children with hearing loss.   

    Course Details:
    Two hour interactive workshop suited for professionals working with young children with hearing loss.
    Multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

    For more details about Professional Development events by The Shepherd Centre.

    Contact: Pia Watkins
    Email: [email protected]

    Engineering Executive Function for Children with Hearing Loss

    Functional listening skills underpin language, literacy, communication development and social competence. How can we closely track functional auditory skill development from infancy? This course focuses on the understanding and use of the Functional Listening Index - Paediatric (FLI-®) – a new research based tool designed to assist the tracking and monitoring of a child’s listening skills in everyday life scenarios.

    Key Learnings:
    - Describe Executive Function.

    - Discuss cognitive functions at risk in children with hearing loss.

    - Understand the impact of enhanced Executive Function.

    - Identify barriers to the development of Executive Function.

    - Explore activities to strengthen the development of Executive Function.

    Course Details:
    Two hour interactive workshop suited for professionals working with young children with hearing loss.
    Multiple opportunities for group discussion of key concepts, case examples and application of techniques.

    For more details about Professional Development events by The Shepherd Centre.

    Contact: Pia Watkins
    Email: [email protected]

     

       

    July

    12 Teaching morphology for reading, spelling, and vocabulary

    Session 1: Tuesday 12 July
    Session one is a video, available to watch for two weeks prior to the live workshop for session two.

    Session 2: Tuesday 26 July, 4pm - 6:30pm
    Session two is a live workshop, delivered via Zoom.

    Session 3: Tuesday 9 August, 4pm - 5pm
    Session three is a live workshop, delivered via Zoom.

    For more information and to register.

    Contact: Leslie Hurd
    Email: [email protected]

    7 Learning about Literacy for the Speech Pathologist - Learning to Read

    Session 1: Thursday 7 July. 12:30 - 2pm

    Session 2: Thursday 14 July, 12:30 - 2pm

    Session 3: Thursday 21 July, 12:30 - 2pm

    Session 4: Thursday 28 July, 12:30 - 2pm

    For more information and to register.

    Contact: Kathryn Thorburn
    Email: [email protected]

    5 Easy English Easy Read: An introduction for Speech Pathologists

    Join a discussion to 
    - learn about the differences between Easy English and Easy Read; 
    - how Easy English relates to your every day clinical work;
    - the connection with the Speech Pathology Australia 2030 
    and
    - Professional Standards for Speech Pathologists in Australia.

    Presented by Cathy Basterfield. Access Easy English
    When: 11am - 1 pm. $100 + gst.
    Regsiter online

    Enquiries: Cathy 0466 579 855

    Contact: Cathy Basterfield
    Email: [email protected]

       

    June

    30
    SPAR: Jan Mackey and Sue Sloan present "Therapeutic practice to build communication skills and shape least restrictive social environments"
    SPAR is excited to finally present our postponed and much anticipated workshop with Jan Mackey and Sue Sloan presenting:

    "Therapeutic practice to build communication skills and shape least restrictive social environments"

    This half-day online workshop will focus on capacity building to support the development of communication skills within least restrictive, prosocial and therapeutic environments.

    When: Thursday 30 June 2022, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10)

    For more information and to register.

    Contact: Clara Riddell
    Email: [email protected]

    7 VCCC Alliance Webinar Series

    Multidisciplinary Approach to Tongue Cancer - What Can We Do Better?
    Part 1: Epidemiology, Diagnosis Staging and Treatment Planning
    Tuesday 7 June, 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm

    Join host, Professor David Wiesenfeld, VCCC Alliance Research and Education Lead for Head and Neck Cancer for part one of the series. David will be joined by Ankur Singh, Lecturer in Epidemiology and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Research Fellow in Oral Epidemiology, the University of Melbourne to explore a host of factors that impact initial presentation and referral. They will be accompanied by clinical ethicist, Clare Delaney and other experts in the field; Sevastijan Kranz, Ernest Lekagbe and Anthony Cardin who will discuss diagnosis, staging and treatment planning.

    Read more and register.

    Email: [email protected]

    9 Advanced Voice and Stroboscopy Course

    ASOHNS and the Laryngology Society of Australia welcomes speech pathologists to attend a workshop covering comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and contemporary management of organic laryngeal / voice disorders. 
    The provisional program can be viewed on the following website on the Workshops page


    The course is supported by the Dr Liang Voice Program.

    Convener: Dr Theodore Athanasiadis
    Faculty: Matt Broadhurst, Alice Coombs, Avital Fellner, Liz Hodge, Cate Madill, Daniel Novakovic, Paul Paddle, Amanda Richards, Tom Stewart and Winnie Yeung

    Contact: Lorna Watson
    Email: [email protected]

    20 Let's Be Clear - Series of webinars for Easy English 2022

    Let's Be Clear webinars 2022.
    4 x 2 hour webinars.
    Presenter Cathy Basterfield Access Easy English

    June 20 - Easy English & Digital Literacy
    June 22 - Easy English & Health Literacy
    June 27 - Easy English & Legal Literacy
    June 29 - Easy English & Financial Literacy.
    Consider the language and images to clearly communicate content in these specific topic areas.

    Come to 1 or come to a few or all. Discounts apply. 
    All online
    Time: 10 am - 12 noon (Melb time)
    Cost: Register for 1 webinar $100+ gst. 
    Register for all 4 webinars $325 + gst.
    Register online

    Enquiries Cathy 0466 579 855

    Contact: Cathy Basterfield
    Email: [email protected]

    25 Acoustics Analysis workshop

    The Doctor Liang Voice Program, The University of Sydney will present a series of mini-lectures and an online practical workshop to provide participants with guidelines for using acoustic analysis in their clinical practice to direct and inform voice therapy.   It has been designed for practicing SLPs and ENTS interested in using the latest acoustic analysis outcome measures in their clinical practice and research projects.  More details can be found online.

    Contact: Cate Madill
    Email: [email protected]

    29 11th National Deafblind Conference

    The hybrid event will be taking place in Fremantle, WA on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1 July 2022, as well as online.  There will also be two pre-conferences on Wednesday 29 June with specific programs for both Usher syndrome and Charge syndrome.

    The theme for the conference is “Deafblind Keeping Connected through COVID and beyond” and aims to support the connection and reconnection of people with deafblindness and those who support them across Australia, The National Deafblind Conference is the only forum in Australia with capacity to educate, connect, and support across sectors: deafblind individuals, families, service providers, educators, allied health and community organisations.  

    The latest research developments and service improvements in the specialised world of deafblindness will be showcased. This is particularly pertinent with the rapid changes that have been required to adapt to living with Covid in 2020/21 and beyond. This conference is an opportunity to learn from one another, for professional collaborations, education to the broader community on the support needs of people who are deafblind, friendships and networks to develop and a national agenda of important issues to be established particularly in the current COVID environment.

    Contact: Emily Shepard
    Email: [email protected]
     
       

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    January 2023

    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]