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2019


 

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September

28 Ark J: Trismus and Dysphagia
Weekend (2 day) course on trismus intervention and dysphagia exercise physiology. 
Location: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Sydney, Australia
Hands on training for measuring MIO, problem solving case studies, manual release techniques, passive and active ROM exercises. 
Relevant for a range of caseloads including neurological, trauma, osteoradionecrosis and head and neck cancer. 
You will learn how to make your own stretching device, as well as hear about other trismus equipment available. 
Register here.

Event Contact: Emma Charters
Email: emma.charters@lh.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
 
   

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
 
   

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

 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
 
   

May

4 Key Word Sign Australia (Victoria) Workshop - Ballarat
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

4
Key Word Sign Australia (Victoria) Workshop - Narre Warren
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

15 Hanen’s More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Sydney, NSW on May 15-17, 2019 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words 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! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit the link below: 

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

17 Assessment and Treatment for Selective Mutism in Children
A one-day seminar for speech therapists, psychologists,  social workers, school learning support teams, and other mental health care workers. We are running this seminar on Friday 17 May 2019 at the Crows Nest Centre in Sydney, and on Friday 31 May 2019 in Melbourne.

A comprehensive one-day seminar outlining multidimensional strategies around the assessment and treatment of Selective Mutism in Children. This workshop is recommended for Speech Therapists, Psychologists,  School Learning Support teams, and other mental health care workers. 

Sydney Workshop -  Friday 17 May 2019.

Melbourne Workshop - Friday 31 May 2019.

Event Contact: Laura Fulton
Email: workshops@selectivemutism.com.au

18 Key Word Sign Australia (Victoria) Workshop - Narre Warren
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
19
Stuttering: The Fourth Croatia Clinical Symposium
Sunday 19 May 201 –  Wednesday 22 May 2019

Join the symposium for master classes of evidence based clinical practice with speech pathology methods and clinical psychology methods for stuttering. After the Third Clinical Symposium, 74 per cent of delegates agreed with the statement “I will change my clinical practice after attending the Symposium.” The venue is in Cavtat, not far from Dubrovnik, at the Hotel Croatia Cavtat.

Register for the symposium online.

Event Contact: Mark Onslow
Email: Mark.Onslow@uts.edu.au

   

April

1 PECS Level 2 Training
Prerequisite: PECS Level 1 Training

This two-day training focuses on creating lessons and activities to promote communication throughout the day. Beginning with a review of the Pyramid Approach to Education as it relates to PECS, we guide you in refining your PECS implementation and discuss current challenges you have experienced within the six phases. As you acquire teaching strategies on expanding vocabulary and syntax combined with new ideas for materials, we will discuss how to increase communication opportunities for your learner. Throughout the training, you will be provided with presenter demonstrations, video examples and opportunities to role-play. With innovative ideas, increased confidence and renewed enthusiasm, you will leave the PECS Level 2 Training ready to move PECS users to more sophisticated levels of communication.

What you will learn:
* Identify the six phases of the PECS protocol
* Analyse common difficulties with PECS implementation
* Generate solutions to common challenges with implementing PECS
* Provide communication opportunities across the day in all activities
* Implement specific strategies for teaching advanced language concepts

Event Contact: Pyramid Educational Consultants Australia
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

3 Disability & Dysphagia Information Session
Working with the public sector to assess and treat dysphagia in adults with disabilities.
This information session is aimed at Speech Pathologists who are interested in the specialised
area of working with adults with swallowing issues and intellectual disabilities. Topics include:
1. Things to consider during assessment, treatment and plan writing
2. Working with support workers
3. Challenges that may arise working in this area
Cost: Free
1-4 pm
Oxley Service Centre – Disability Services;
Level 1, The Station, 133 Oxley Station Road, OXLEY
Room: Conference Room 3

Event Contact: Kathryn Nelson
Email: Kathryn.Nelson@communities.qld.gov.au
4 2019 Language, Literacy and Learning Conference
Three days, up to 100 speakers, great resources and an amazing opportunity for anyone with an interest in improving literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students. This incredible event is not to be missed! 

The Language, Literacy and Learning Conference will provide a wealth of information on the factors influencing the successful acquisition of skills in language, literacy and numeracy. It will be particularly relevant to teachers, principals and administrators, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, tutors, parents and other key stakeholders concerned with the effective education and support of all school-aged children - including those with learning difficulties.

The Call for Papers is open until Friday September 14.

Conference Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Western Australia

Conference Date: Thursday April 4 to Saturday April 6, 2019

Find out more.

Event Contact: Alison Perry / Gemma Boyle
Email: conference@dsf.net.au

4 Disability & Dysphagia Information Session
Working with the public sector to assess and treat dysphagia in adults with disabilities.
This information session is aimed at Speech Pathologists who are interested in the specialised
area of working with adults with swallowing issues and intellectual disabilities. Topics include:
1. Things to consider during assessment, treatment and plan writing
2. Working with support workers
3. Challenges that may arise working in this area
Cost: Free
1-4 pm
Nundah Service Centre – Disability Services;
1159 Sandgate Road, NUNDAH
Room: Ground floor training room

Event Contact: Kathryn Nelson
Email: Kathryn.Nelson@communities.qld.gov.au

4 Disability & Dysphagia Information Session
Working with the public sector to assess and treat dysphagia in adults with disabilities.
This information session is aimed at Speech Pathologists who are interested in the specialised
area of working with adults with swallowing issues and intellectual disabilities. Topics include:
1. Things to consider during assessment, treatment and plan writing
2. Working with support workers
3. Challenges that may arise working in this area
Cost: Free
1-4 pm
Maryborough Service Centre – Accommodation Support &
Respite Services; 123 Wharf Street, MARYBOROUGH
Room: TBA

Event Contact: Kathryn Nelson
Email: Kathryn.Nelson@communities.qld.gov.au

8
Autism:Theories & Therapy Workshop
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. The facilitators will discuss examples and cases to highlight challenges and strategies that may be useful for client-centred planning. 

Participants will have opportunities for collaborative discussions with professionals in their field. Questions and sharing of information/ideas are encouraged and highly desirable to enhance outcomes.

Event Contact: AQ Training Team
Email:  learning@autismqld.com.au

8
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 practice. 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 four transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities, such as speech generating devices (SGD).
What you will learn:
• Identify key components to designing an enriched learning environment using the Pyramid Approach to Education
• Identify strategies four creating opportunities four communication across the day
• Implement the six phases of the PECS protocol
• Discuss the evidence about PECS and its relationship to speech
• Examine the criteria four transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities such as speech and SGDs.
Perth: 8 & 9 April 2019
This training is been hosted by Autism Association Western Australia - AAWA

Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: admin@pecsaustralia.com

12 Hanen's More Than Words® Workshop
Join us in Melbourne, VIC on April 12-14, 2019 to learn how to make the biggest difference for young children with autism and their families. The More Than Words® 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! For more information or to register, email Lori Kientz.

Event Contact: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

15 Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop
Join us in Melboune, VIC on April 15-17 2019 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop.
This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language pathologists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay.
Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org.

Event Contact: Tianna 
Email:customerservice@hanen.org

   

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January