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2019


 

November

14 Talk For Writing Workshop, Newcastle
This two-day professional development workshop offers an overview of the Talk 4 Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression.

The workshop addresses the use of Talk 4 Writing for both fiction and non-fiction and covers:

Planning: based on instructional needs of students at either a unit or whole-school level;
The “Three I’s” – Imitation, Innovation and Invention – The fundamentals of the Talk 4 Writing approach, by guiding students in a systematic, scaffolded way they develop their writing from dependence to independence.
Student skill development is promoted through effective feedback;
Accurate assessment of writing, assists in track students’ progress and guides teaching goals; and
Development of grammatical skills, with a focus on functional application of grammar in writing, through ‘warm-up’ games selected to meet specific instructional needs of students.

WHEN: 
14 and 15 November 2019
WHERE: Newcastle, Apollo International Hotel

Event Contact: 
Nadine Holliday
Email: events@speldnsw.org.au

   

October

1 Sounds-Write Workshop
Professional Learning for Speech Pathologists, Teachers, Tutors.

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.

This course will provide lesson plans which are clearly structured and easily followed within a systematic, synthetic phonics programme.  It teaches all key elements of conceptual understanding, factual knowledge, and the essential skills of blending, segmenting and phoneme manipulation; all of which are necessary to learn to read and spell.

Sounds-Write is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 within a classroom, and also offers fast and highly effective small group or individual intervention for children at all year levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from Year 3 onwards.

WHERE: SPELD NSW, PARRAMATTA


8 Supporting Children's Language Skills Through Narrative
Presented by Tania Blunden from Words to Grow and hosted by To the Moon & Back. 

This workshop is designed to assist Speech Pathologists and Educators in teaching narrative structure to their students through hands-on participation, small group interactions, guided practise and modelling.  Participants will learn how to use MindWing Concepts, Inc tools and techniques including the Story Grammar Marker® (SGM®) and Braidy the Story Braid® Puppet to develop literate oral language in therapy sessions and in the classroom. This interactive, multisensory approach can be used with a diverse range of learners including children with developmental language disorder, English language learners and children with autism spectrum disorders.

Event Contact: Kristin Bayley
Email:  info@tothemoonandback.net.au
15 ATAAC Conference 2019
The 2019 Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ATAAC) Conference on advanced technology for people with disabilities will be held from October 15 to October 17, in Zagreb, Croatia.
ATAAC is the fastest growing conference of it's kind. 
ATAAC will include keynote speakers from all around the world, like John Costello, an SLP who works in Boston Children's Hospital, who will be speaking about benefits of using the AT and AAC.
The conference will also include AT and AAC playground, poster presentations, workshops and expo.
The conference will be streamed online and is available free of cost for professors and their students working in these and related fields, for all three days, as well as SEN Teachers, OT/SLP/AAC/AT practitioners cooperating with non-profits.  The program will be accessible for 14 days so it can be watched at one's own pace.

For details on the program and speakers, please visit: https://ataac.eu/program/

This conference hopes to spread the word about the benefits of AT and AAC in the world.  

Event Contact: Kresimir Persa
Email: kresimir.persa@ataac.eu
26 Key Word Sign Australia (Victoria) 1 day Basic workshop in Vermont South 
Key Word Sign Australia (Victoria) Workshop - Vermont South
The one day 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.

Every participant in a Victorian Calendar Key Word Sign workshop gets the current edition of  Getting started with Key Word Sign 
(Auslan Edition)

Open to professionals, parents and families, support staff and anyone else in a person life.

We are NDIS registered

Event Contact: Zita Canning
Email: training@keywordsignvictoria.org

 

September

2 Community AEDC Workshops - Metropolitan Region North
AEDC community workshops provide an opportunity for local early childhood
community members to come together to share and discuss the 2018 AEDC data and identify opportunities to collectively respond.

Workshop aims:
- Gain a greater understanding of the value of AEDC data.
- Receive important information on accessing the 2018 data and supporting materials.
- Explore how to interpret the data and emerging trends.
- See practical examples and case studies of community-level responses to AEDC data.
- Consider influences on early childhood development in the context of the broader local community.
- Explore opportunities for collective action in response to emerging trends in early childhood development.

Event Contact: Kate Maccoll
Email: kate.maccoll@qed.qld.gov.au
 
3 Community AEDC Workshops - Metropolitan Region East

AEDC community workshops provide an opportunity for local early childhood
community members to come together to share and discuss the 2018 AEDC data and identify opportunities to collectively respond.

Workshop aims:
- Gain a greater understanding of the value of AEDC data.
- Receive important information on accessing the 2018 data and supporting materials.
- Explore how to interpret the data and emerging trends.
- See practical examples and case studies of community-level responses to AEDC data.
- Consider influences on early childhood development in the context of the broader local community.

Event Contact: Kate Maccoll
Email: kate.maccoll@qed.qld.gov.au

4 Community AEDC Workshops - Metropolitan Region South
AEDC community workshops provide an opportunity for local early childhood
community members to come together to share and discuss the 2018 AEDC data and identify opportunities to collectively respond.

Workshop aims:
- Gain a greater understanding of the value of AEDC data.
- Receive important information on accessing the 2018 data and supporting materials.
- Explore how to interpret the data and emerging trends.
- See practical examples and case studies of community-level responses to AEDC data.
- Consider influences on early childhood development in the context of the broader local community.
- Explore opportunities for collective action in response to emerging trends in early childhood development.
Event Contact: Kate Maccoll
Email: kate.maccoll@qed.qld.gov.au

5 Community AEDC Workshops - Metropolitan Region West 
AEDC community workshops provide an opportunity for local early childhood
community members to come together to share and discuss the 2018 AEDC data and identify opportunities to collectively respond.

Workshop aims:
- Gain a greater understanding of the value of AEDC data.
- Receive important information on accessing the 2018 data and supporting materials.
- Explore how to interpret the data and emerging trends.
- See practical examples and case studies of community-level responses to AEDC data.
- Consider influences on early childhood development in the context of the broader local community.
- Explore opportunities for collective action in response to emerging trends in early childhood development.
 
Event Contact: Kate Maccoll
Email: kate.maccoll@qed.qld.gov.au

6 Literacy: Inclusive Teaching and Learning, with a focus on Assistive Technology
Full-day workshop with Internationally recognised education advisor, Carol Allen.
How do we add assistive technology as an integrated support not a separate activity in our schools?

It is clear that having access to the right technology to support an educational activity or target is essential for many students, however the technology should never lead the learning. This lively day will be packed full of activities, many of which you will be able to try out – all of which you will be able to take away and add to your toolkit of potential ideas.

WHEN: 9.00 am to 3.30 pm, Friday, 6 September 2019

WHERE: SPELD NSW PARRAMATTA

Event Contact: Nadine Holliday
Email: events@speldnsw.org.au
 
7 Key Word Sign Australia (Victoria) Workshop - Bendigo
The one day 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.

Every participant in a Victorian Calendar Key Word Sign workshop gets the current edition of  Getting started with Key Word Sign 
(Auslan Edition)

Open to professionals, parents and families, support staff and anyone else in a person life.

We are NDIS registered. 

Event Contact: Zita Canning
Email: training@keywordsignvictoria.org
10 Code of Conduct for General Health Service Providers
This free seminar covers practitioner obligations under the general code of conduct, who the code applies to and the implications of breaching the code. Staff will also give an overview of effective complaint handling processes and the HCC's approach to complaint resolution. The seminar will be held at Level 26, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Event Contact: Alison Vickers
Email: hccevents@hcc.vic.gov.au
11 Stroke Society of Australasia 2019 Conference
SSA 2019 will welcome presentations from the esteemed
Tudor Jovin, Pam Duncan, Lee Schwamm,
Peter Mitchell, Kate Mahady and Richard Aviv
With presentations highlighting thrombectomy, neuroimaging and stroke care,
this is a program not to be missed.

Event Contact: Ummi Tambawala
Email: Ummehani.Tambawala@mci-group.com

13 Successful meetings to manage complaints
This free seminar is for consumer liaison officers, quality managers and any other staff involved in complaints management for Victorian health services including sole practitioners. Senior complaints resolution staff from the Health Complaints Commissioner will lead the presentation, group discussion and a Q&A session. The session will cover when to use meetings in complaints resolution, how to set up a successful meeting, who should attend and what to do if things go wrong. The seminar will be held at Level 26, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Event Contact: Alison Vickers
Email: hccevents@hcc.vic.gov.au

20 York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC) and Understanding Learning Difficulties
The morning workshop session will focus on the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC). Presented by Walter Howe who is a Sydney based Educational and Developmental Psychologist.
Afternoon Workshop (2pm-4pm) – Understanding Learning Difficulties.

This two hour workshop will provide attendees a greater awareness and understanding of the impact learning disabilities such as dyslexia can have on children.  The workshop will introduce the key characteristics specific learning difficulties and will explain how learning difficulties can be identified, evidence based approaches to supporting students with learning difficulties and practical accommodations and adjustments for the students in their classrooms and for exams and assessments.

Presented by Rhonda Filmer who is the Chair of SPELD NSW and is an educational consultant.

WHERE: SPELD NSW, Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O’Connell Street, Parramatta

Bookings can be made to the YARC workshop only, the Learning Difficulties Workshop only or both workshops.

Event Contact: Nadine Holliday
Email: events@speldnsw.org.au

23 Sydney - Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop

Infant Feeding Foundations: Assessment & Management (incl. Tongue Tie & Oral Motor Skills) - 1 day workshop.

Build your understanding of oral development and assessment and treatment principles for oral motor skills for feeding. Focus on 0-12 months, with skills foundational to all ages. Learn more about tongue ties, the current evidence, how to assess, and what treatment options and techniques are available.

Objectives:
- To understand the typical stages of infant oral and feeding development (0-12 months) that underpin feeding in all ages.
- To learn how to conduct a thorough case history, oral motor assessment and feeding evaluation to inform treatment plans.
- To understand the potential impact of tongue tie on feeding and to be aware of the current evidence on assessment and treatment of tongue tie.
- To identify treatment principles and techniques for breastfeeding, bottle feeding and early solids difficulties, including related oral motor skills.

Student discounts and team discounts available.


Event Contact: Carly Veness
Email: training@babbleandmunch.com.au
 
25 Autism: Theories & Therapy
9am-4pm. Autism Hub, Woolloongabba

This workshop is designed for occupational therapists and speech therapists who support individuals on the autism spectrum. It is appropriate for therapists working in private, education, disability and health sectors. Participants will gain an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of autism, as well as current evidence-informed approaches and practical strategies. Bookings via Autism Queensland website.
Event Contact: Caroline Kibble
Email: learning@autismqld.com.au
26
Literacy - Magnificent Morphemes and More! with Sarah Asome
This hands on session will present a systematic evidence based approach to teaching spelling. Based on the structure of the English language including phonology, syllabication (structural analysis) and morphology.

WHEN: 9am to 3.30pm, Thursday, 26 September 2019
WHERE: SPELD NSW, PARRAMATTA

Event Contact: Nadine Holliday
Email: events@speldnsw.org.au




August

1
Cervical Auscultation in Paediatric Dysphagia Management
Cervical Auscultation in Paediatric Dysphagia Management - 2 day workshop - 1st and 2nd April 2019.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney
A research-evidence informed practical workshop for practising speech pathologists providing dysphagia management to infants and children. Learning objectives of the workshop include:
-correct use and positioning of the stethoscope to listen to swallow and respiration sounds
-reliable identification of normal vs. atypical swallow and respiration sounds in infants and children
-description of normal and atypical swallow and respiration sounds to enable comprehensive reporting of sounds heard during cervical auscultation

Presented by Dr Kelly Weir (Speech Pathologist, Griffith University and Gold Coast University Hospital and Health Service) and Dr Thuy Frakking (Speech Pathologist and Research Coordinator, Caboolture Hospital).  
50 participants only.

Event Contact: Noella Phillips
Email: noella.phillips@health.nsw.gov.au
 
9 Professor Tony Attwood - Succeeding With Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder - Level 1 (Asperger's Syndrome)
This one-day workshop will offer you resources and insight into working with people who have Aspergers Syndrome including:
-The defining characteristics of ASD Level 1 (formally known as Asperger’s syndrome) in adults and how the pattern of abilities and adaptations can be different for women.
-Recommended screening instruments, diagnostic tools and additional activities to include in a diagnostic assessment.
-Challenges for adults with ASD Level 1 in conversation, daily living and emotion management skills.
-Constructive application of talents and abilities.
-Potential issues regarding addiction and criminal activity. Strategies to achieve and maintain employment and relationships.

Location: The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat W.A. 6014.

Event Contact: Jonathan Kester
Email: jonakes@globaldial.com
 

12 17th Deafblind International World Conference
12-16 August 2019
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort
The theme for the conference is ‘Sharing the Knowledge to ACT: Accessibility. Communication. Technology. "Now is your time to ACT!” Each day of the conference will feature one of these three themes (ACT). The conference offers a rich and engaging program featuring worldwide perspectives on accessibility, communication and technology to empower the deafblind community. Register online

Event Contact: Brodi Newsome
Email: brodi@icebergevents.com.au
 
12 Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
Perth Seminar: US psychologist and academic Dr David Kilpatrick will present a full-day session focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.

Event Contact: Kerrie McMahon
Email: ldaquery@bigpond.net.au

16 Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
Adelaide Seminar: US psychologist and academic Dr David Kilpatrick will present a full-day session focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.

Event Contact: Kerrie McMahon
Email: ldaquery@bigpond.net.au

16 Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
Melbourne Seminar: US psychologist and academic Dr David Kilpatrick will present a full-day session focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.

Event Contact: Kerrie McMahon
Email: ldaquery@bigpond.net.au
 
22 Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
Cairns Seminar: US psychologist and academic Dr David Kilpatrick will present a full-day session focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.

More info and bookings: 
Event Contact: Kerrie McMahon
Email: ldaquery@bigpond.net.au

   

July

1-2 DIR Floor Time Workshop
D.I.R. Floortime is an intervention that is used to promote an individual's development through a respectful, playful, joyful, and engaging process. It uses the power of relationships and human connections to promote engagement, communication, positive behaviours, and thinking. It is based on the DIR® model that was developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and his colleagues. 

Valuable for Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists and Early Intervention Workers that care for children, adolescents and adults (with a strong focus on individuals on the spectrum).

Register here. Registrations close 17/06/19, or when sold out.

Event Contact: Rachel Tosh
Email: team@tagclinic.com.au
 
22

Hanen’s More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Brisbane, QLD on July 22-24, 2019 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More ThanWords 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!

Event Contact: Tianna Noble
Email: customerservice@hanen.org


25

Hanen’s TalkAbility™ Workshop
25-07-2019
Join us in Brisbane, QLD on July 25-26, 2019 and take your work with verbal children with higher functioning autism and their families to the next level.
TalkAbility is Hanen’s advanced workshop for current members with More Than Words certification that will help you address the central challenge these children face – developing a theory of mind.
After the workshop, you'll be able help parents make the most of their child’s unique strengths and preferences to promote empathy, conversational skills and perspective-taking during everyday routines and activities.
Included in your workshop fee is the full set of TalkAbility resources you will need to offer the parent program or supplement your one-to-one therapy work.
Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly!

Event Contact: Tianna Noble
Email:customerservice@hanen.org


 

June

18
Memory and Organisation after Brain Injury
This half day workshop 12.30 pm-5.30 pm will provide an opportunity for allied health professionals who work in neuro-rehabilitation to develop skills in using Google Calendar as a memory rehabilitation approach based on best practice.

Content:
Use of electronic memory aids after brain injury.
Intervention and protocols used to improve functional memory including Google Calendar
Results from recent Google Calendar research completed in Melbourne, Australia
The workshop will be facilitated by:
Susan Petrie - Senior Occupational Therapist and Kate Phillips, Neurological Physiotherapist at Independent Rehabilitation Services.
Cost of attendance:  $205 (includes lunch, afternoon tea and all training materials).

Event Contact: Julie Sutherland
Email: jsutherland@independent-rehab.com.au

18 Treatment for Selective Mutism in High Schools
This evening seminar about treatment for selective mutism is targeted for Speech pathologists, school staff, parents and educators who want to help a child with selective mutism in high school. Selective Mutism is a condition that severely restricts a child’s capacity for communicating verbally outside the home and occurs in only 1 in every 555 children between the ages of 7 and 15. It is a treatable anxiety disorder, but becomes more entrenched and difficult to treat as the child gets older. For children with in high school there are often many co-existing problems that occur alongside selective mutism such as depression, social problems, relationship issues, academic anxiety, and generalised anxiety. Selective Mutism in teenagers generally requires a few years of treatment in order to resolve. An intensive treatment program in high school is an essential part of treatment for teenagers with selective mutism. At the Selective Mutism Clinic we work closely with an assigned ‘key worker’ and support staff at the child’s school to train them to deliver this program.
Event Contact: Elizabeth Woodcock
Email: admin@selectivemutism.com.au
 21 A Night for Aphasia 
Two Melbourne Speech Pathology students, Olivia O'Hare and Georgia Harriott would like to invite you to share with them this Melbourne first, unique event; A Night for Aphasia.
When: Friday the 21 June from 7:00 pm
Where: Rydges Hotel and Resort - 186 Exhibition St Melbourne 
Price:  Standard $50
Drinks and canapés included. 
Prizes to win and complementary gift bags for all guests 
Sponsor: Scope Australia

Event Contact: Olivia O'Hare
Email: oliviaohare93@icloud.com
 
23 Key Word Sign Australia (Victoria) 1 day Basic workshop in Brunswick
Key Word Sign Australia (Victoria) Workshop - Brunswick
The one day 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.

Every participant in a Victorian Calendar Key Word Sign workshop gets the current edition of  Getting started with Key Word Sign 
(Auslan Edition)

Open to professionals, parents and families, support staff and anyone else in a person life.

We are NDIS registered. 

Event Contact: Zita Canning
Email: training@keywordsignvictoria.org
 
 27 Sensory Processing to Executive Functioning
Executive Functioning skills are becoming a big “buzz” word of today, though in reality always was encompassed in the world of occupational functioning. Therapists working in education systems will find this course very practical in approach, as well as understanding in more depth the contribution we are making in the child’s occupation as a school student. Therapists in clinical practice will find this course very helpful in analyzing and implementing the contribution that clinical practice brings to the daily occupational function of the child. Sensory Processing is the foundation on which skills are built in the early developmental years and executive functioning is the skill set needed to see the child through his school career, preparing him/her to go to university/ college/vocation of choice. Executive Functioning goes beyond intelligence and speaks to the ability to organize, to write what you are thinking, to adhere to timelines, to be disciplined in study methods. This course will provide the therapist with the building blocks necessary as well as discuss tools to support clients.

Event Contact: 
Louisa Ong
Email: info@tilegnetherapy.com.au
 
   

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