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2018


December

5
Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop
Join us in Perth, WA on December 5-7, 2018 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: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org
 
6 ComTEC Drop in Service
On the first Thursday of every month ComTEC has a drop in service to tour their communication display room.

Anyone who is interested in exploring our range of communication tools and finding out what options are available for people with limited or no speech is invited to attend. 
A ComTEC speech pathologist will be available to guide the tour and answer any questions related to the equipment.
There is a range of static and dynamic speech generating devices, eye gaze technology, iPads with communication apps, as well as light-tech communication aids.
No booking is required; feel free to drop in at any time during the morning session.
We look forward to meeting you.

Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Where: Yooralla, Shop C1, Central West Shopping Centre, Braybrook.

Contact: Jordana Vespa-Carra
Email: jordana.vespa-carra@yooralla.com.au

13
PECS Level 1 Training - Melbourne
This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
PECS is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.

Event Contact: 
Vicki Grandison
Email: vgrandison@pecs.com

15 FREE Supervision workshops for health and human services workers
Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE) is excited to offer FREE Supervision workshops in 2018
We are  continuing to offer  FREE workshops to enhance the supervision skills of health and human services workers across Victoria. We will be offering two different workshops from October 2017 until mid-2020 across all of Victoria.
Introduction to the Supervision of Students Workshop 
- This workshop aims to help supervisors of students to develop supervisory knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices and will focus on the educational aspects of supervision.

Introduction to the Supervision of Peers and Colleagues Workshop 
- This workshop aims to help supervisors of peers and colleagues to develop their supervisory knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices and will focus on the supportive aspects of supervision.
These have been funded as part of the ice action plan funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information, dates and registration please go to our website

Contact:
Vicki Edouard
Email: mcshe.admin@monash.edu

   

November

1 SPELD NSW - Comprehension and Fluency - Dr Mary Dahlgren
Background Knowledge Increases Fluency – Prior knowledge helps you to learn new knowledge
The first part of our day around comprehension is designed to focus on the relationship between listening and reading comprehension. The Simple View of Reading describes reading comprehension as the product of word recognition and listening comprehension. We will look at how these contributions to reading comprehension change over time.
Fluency plays a role in comprehension allowing the reader to access meaning-based representations of written words. We will discuss the different levels of language involved in teaching comprehension from decoding to word meanings, the syntax and construction of sentences, and the discourse level.
As we advance to higher-level language our schema increases and becomes more elaborate which allows for monitoring of comprehension. A skilled reader understands how the focus should change based on text structure and enhance the ability to make inferences.

Event Contact: Georgina Perry
Email: enquiries@speldnsw.org.au

1
Childhood Apraxia of Speech from Diagnosis to Discharge Seminar

We are glad to have invited Dr. Tricia McCabe (Head of Discipline and Professor of Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney) to conduct a 2-day seminar on “Childhood Apraxia of Speech from Diagnosis to Discharge” on the 1– 2 November 2018 (Thur – Fri) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is an uncommon speech disorder which persists well into adolescence with significant implications for both education and career outcomes. This Seminar will cover the most recent information on the theoretical basis, possible causes, prognosis, diagnosis, treatment and problem solving for speech pathologists working with children and young people who have CAS.

For more information, please visit http://www.hongkongshs.org/program.html#seminar.

Please register before 22 July, 2018 to enjoy the early bird rate! 

Event Contact: Ms. Angi Ho
Email: angiho@ent.cuhk.edu.hk
 

1
ComTEC Drop in Service
On the first Thursday of every month ComTEC has a drop in service to tour their communication display room.

Anyone who is interested in exploring our range of communication tools and finding out what options are available for people with limited or no speech is invited to attend. 
A ComTEC speech pathologist will be available to guide the tour and answer any questions related to the equipment.
There is a range of static and dynamic speech generating devices, eye gaze technology, iPads with communication apps, as well as light-tech communication aids.
No booking is required; feel free to drop in at any time during the morning session.
We look forward to meeting you.

Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Where: Yooralla, Shop C1, Central West Shopping Centre, Braybrook.

Contact: Jordana Vespa-Carra
Email: jordana.vespa-carra@yooralla.com.au

1
NDIS and its Interface with Education - Presentation to Providers
Presented by Tracey Winfer - Co-ordinator NDIS Transition, DoE and Liz Anderson, NDIS Regional Employment Team, NDIA
There will be several presentations to NDIS providers across the area over the coming months, please RSVP one week prior to the event.
Presentation will consist of:
- Effective collaboration between the NDIA and education.
- Roles, responsibilities, and obligations of schools, providers, parents, and the NDIA
- Understanding the changes to early childhood early intervention 
- Post- school transition planning

12:30-2:30 p.m
Armidale Education Office
Leadership Centre, Suites 2 and 3
175 Rusden st

Event Contact: Rowan Coombes
Email: rowan.coombes@det.nsw.edu.au

2
Building Language & Literacy to improve Educational Outcomes for students on the spectrum

The final in Autism Queensland's 2018 Research to Practice seminar series is suited for educators and therapists supporting young children with ASD. Presenters Dr Marleen Westerveld (Senior Lecturer, Master of Speech Pathology program at Griffith University School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University Gold Coast, Speech Pathologist) and Dr Jessica Paynter (Lecturer, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University Gold Coast, Clinical Psychologist) will cover the following topics:

*Background on emergent and early literacy development and the Simple View of Reading
*Autism: Diagnostic criteria, associated strengths and challenges and impact on learning, and educational challenges
*Research Update: What do we know about the reading development of children with autism? - From preschool to the early years of schooling
*Research to Practice: Sourcing and using high quality information, from assessment to intervention.

This seminar will be presented at the Autism Hub, Woolloongabba, 9.30am-4pm. 

Early bird discounts close 24 October. 

Event Contact: Professional Learning and Development Team, Autism Queensland
Email: learning@autismqld.com.au

2 3rd Laryngology Society of Australasia Conference – Innovations in Laryngology
The 3rd Laryngology Society of Australasia Conference is on at the Adeliade Convention Centre from 2-4 November. For more information visit the event's website.The Laryngology Society of Australasia was formed to promote Laryngology in Australasia for Otolaryngologists, Speech Pathologists and Voice Scientists. The conference will appeal to surgeons, speech pathologists and researchers working in the field of Laryngology and there will be plenary presentations by the international keynote speakers along with concurrent sessions.

Event Contact: Barry Neame
Email: laryngology@consec.com.au

5
Two Day Cognitive Rehabilitation Workshop
The Sutherland Hospital (TSH) Cognitive Rehabilitation Committee are pleased to facilitate an invaluable learning opportunity presented by Mr. Kit Malia and Ms. Anne Brannagan of Brain Tree Training UK. The courses are designed for clinicians working with adults who are living with cognitive impairment. This may include adults living with traumatic brain injury, strokes, progressive neurological diseases, learning disabilities and infectious diseases, for example, meningitis.
Audience:
This event is aimed at health professionals who work with adults who have cognitive impairments or are interested in this area of practice.
Aims:
The two day workshop aims to extend skills and knowledge about cognitive rehabilitation therapy; introduce materials that can be used to develop cognitive skills; to provide practical activities to use with clients/patients. The one day workshop aims to be interactive with a focus on teaching therapists how to design, develop, and implement a comprehensive cognitive rehabilitation programme.

Event Contact: Kathryn White
Email: kathryn.white@health.nsw.gov.au
 

8
PECS Level 1 Training - Melbourne
This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
PECS is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.

Event Contact: 
Vicki Grandison
Email: vgrandison@pecs.com

12
PECS Level 1 Training - Brisbane
This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
PECS is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.

Event Contact: 
Vicki Grandison
Email: vgrandison@pecs.com

14 2018 Australian Assistive Technology Conference
The 2018 Australian Assistive Technology Conference is on at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14-16 November 2018. For more information visit the event’s website.

Event Contact:
 Sheila Woodhard
Email: 
sheila.woodhart@aomevents.com

22
PECS Level 1 Training - Adelaide
This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
PECS is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.

Event Contact: 
Vicki Grandison
Email: vgrandison@pecs.com


October

4
ComTEC Drop in Service
On the first Thursday of every month ComTEC has a drop in service to tour their communication display room.

Anyone who is interested in exploring our range of communication tools and finding out what options are available for people with limited or no speech is invited to attend. 
A ComTEC speech pathologist will be available to guide the tour and answer any questions related to the equipment.
There is a range of static and dynamic speech generating devices, eye gaze technology, iPads with communication apps, as well as light-tech communication aids.
No booking is required; feel free to drop in at any time during the morning session.
We look forward to meeting you.

Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Where: Yooralla, Shop C1, Central West Shopping Centre, Braybrook.

Contact: Jordana Vespa-Carra
Email: jordana.vespa-carra@yooralla.com.au

8
PECS Level 1 Training - Perth
This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
PECS is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.

Event Contact: 
Vicki Grandison
Email: vgrandison@pecs.com
10 How to Make Evidence Based Decisions About Treatments for Poor Readers
Professor McArthur is the Director of the Macquarie University Reading Clinic, and Head of the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University.  
The goal of her research is to determine what causes reading and language impairments in children, and discover how these impairments should be best treated. She is an active advocate for the rapid translation of scientific evidence into clinical practice.
This half day workshop  outlines a step-by-step guide on how to make evidence-based decisions about interventions for poor readers (or, indeed, interventions for any condition).
It will illustrate this step-by-step process by assessing the evidence for numerous popular commercial products that are advertised as effective treatments for poor reading. 
Finally, attendees will practice using the step-by-step process to assess evidence for and against interventions of their choice.
By the end of the workshop, attendees should be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to make an evidence-based decision about the efficacy of any intervention based on existing scientific evidence.

Event Contact: 
Anne Van Uden
Email: anne.vanuden@mq.edu.au

10 Working Memory and Reading Difficulties
Dr Erin Banales has been the Clinic Coordinator of the Macquarie University Reading Clinic since 2014 and will be running this half day  workshop .
Dr Banales will discuss the methods of intervention for children with dyslexia, including the role of verbal working memory training in treating reading difficulties. She will also discuss the implications of poor working memory in the classroom and how these difficulties may be supported.

This workshop should provide attendees with a clearer understanding of the way verbal working memory and dyslexia interact, and offer further information about interventions and the methods used in treatment to combat learning difficulties and poor reading skills.

Event Contact: 
Anne Van Uden
Email: anne.vanuden@mq.edu.au
 
15
NDIS and its Interface with Education - Presentation to Providers
Presented by Tracey Winfer - Co-ordinator NDIS Transition, DoE and Liz Anderson, NDIS Regional Employment Team, NDIA
There will be several presentations to NDIS providers across the area over the coming months, please RSVP one week prior to the event.
Presentation will consist of:
- Effective collaboration between the NDIA and education.
- Roles, responsibilities, and obligations of schools, providers, parents, and the NDIA
- Understanding the changes to early childhood early intervention 
- Post- school transition planning

1-3 p.m
Foster Education Office, Middle st.

Event Contact:
 Rowan Coombes
Email: rowan.coombes@det.nsw.edu.au

16
NDIS and its Interface with Education - Presentation to Providers
Presented by Tracey Winfer - Co-ordinator NDIS Transition, DoE and Liz Anderson, NDIS Regional Employment Team, NDIA
There will be several presentations to NDIS providers across the area over the coming months, please RSVP one week prior to the event.
Presentation will consist of:
- Effective collaboration between the NDIA and education.
- Roles, responsibilities, and obligations of schools, providers, parents, and the NDIA
- Understanding the changes to early childhood early intervention 
- Post- school transition planning

1-3  p.m
Coffs Harbour Education Office
Level 2, 27-29 Duke st

Event Contact: Rowan Coombes
Email: rowan.coombes@det.nsw.edu.au

17
NDIS and its Interface with Education - Presentation to Providers
Presented by Tracey Winfer - Co-ordinator NDIS Transition, DoE and Liz Anderson, NDIS Regional Employment Team, NDIA
There will be several presentations to NDIS providers across the area over the coming months, please RSVP one week prior to the event.
Presentation will consist of:
- Effective collaboration between the NDIA and education.
- Roles, responsibilities, and obligations of schools, providers, parents, and the NDIA
- Understanding the changes to early childhood early intervention 
- Post- school transition planning

12-2 p.m
Lismore Education Office 
608 Ballina Road, Goonellabah

Event Contact: Rowan Coombes
Email: rowan.coombes@det.nsw.edu.au

17
Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop
Join us in Melbourne, VIC on Oct 17-19, 2018 for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop!
This 3-day workshop is for Speech 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 or visit the link below: 

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

18 Speech Pathology Foundations for Paediatric Feeding
The NSW Speech Pathology Paediatric Feeding Working Group invite you to attend the 2-day Speech Pathology Foundations for Paediatric Feeding workshop.
The workshop will focus on providing foundational knowledge with practical support regarding the assessment and management of children with feeding difficulties.
Workshop program includes pre-learning resources, lecture presentations, case-based learning using video of clinical cases, access to feeding equipment and samples. Sessions will be presented by clinical seniors in paediatric feeding across NSW Health from speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, paediatric medicine and a parent.
Target audience: speech pathologists working in hospitals or community settings, new to or less experienced in working with children with feeding difficulties. Additionally, the workshop may suit more senior clinicians wanting to consolidate their foundational knowledge and skills with this client group.

Cost: NSW Health employees $275 including GST
          Non-Health employees $325 including GST

Registration: https://www.trybooking.com/393356

Enquiries to: Allied Health Educators, NSW Children’s Healthcare Network
 Jenny Nicol - Jennifer.Nicol@health.nsw.gov.au
 Sonia Hughes - Sonia.Hughes@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

18 & 19 October 2018
Rydges Hotel Parramatta, NSW

Event Contact: Sonia Hughes
Email: Sonia.Hughes@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

22
Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop
Join us in Brisbane, QLD on Oct 22-24, 2018 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: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

22 PECS Level 1 Training - Melbourne
This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
PECS is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.

Event Contact: 
Vicki Grandison
Email: vgrandison@pecs.com

25
Effective Classroom Management While Meeting IEP Goals
Establish effective learning environments for all learners, reduce unwanted behaviours and meet IEP goals! The Pyramid Approach to Education is a proven and comprehensive framework for providing all learners with the setting and classroom management best suited to their unique needs and goals. Through the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), this approach provides the foundation for a positive environment for growth. The Pyramid emphasises how to teach, rather than simply what to teach, in order to maximise an individual's learning outcomes.

This rigorous two-day, 13 hour Pyramid Approach to Education Training benefits teachers, professionals and parents alike to understand the critical components that ensure successful teaching and learning. The straightforward teaching methods of the Pyramid Approach can be used to encourage independence and cooperation, improve behaviour, and reinforce learning across home, school, and the community.

Event Contact: Vicki Grandison
Email: vgrandison@pecs.com

27
Vic Key Word Sign Workshop
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.
Suitable for: 
Parents/Carers, Family & Community Members
Childcare & Disablity Staff
Teachers, Educators & Support Workers
Allied Health Professionals
Anyone in the community.
Every participant in a Victorian Calendar Key Word Sign workshop receives the current edition of  Getting started with Key Word Sign (Auslan Edition) as part of their registration.

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

29

Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk® Workshop
Join us in Welland (Adelaide), SA  on Oct 29-31, 2018 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: Lorie Kientz
Email: workshops@hanen.org

31
NDIS and its Interface with Education - Presentation to Providers
Presented by Tracey Winfer - Co-ordinator NDIS Transition, DoE and Liz Anderson, NDIS Regional Employment Team, NDIA
There will be several presentations to NDIS providers across the area over the coming months, please RSVP one week prior to the event.
Presentation will consist of:
- Effective collaboration between the NDIA and education.
- Roles, responsibilities, and obligations of schools, providers, parents, and the NDIA
- Understanding the changes to early childhood early intervention 
- Post- school transition planning

1-3 p.m
Tamworth Education Office 
155-157 Marius St

Event Contact: Rowan Coombes
Email: rowan.coombes@det.nsw.edu.au

31

SPELD NSW Vocab Instruction with Dr Mary Dahlgren
Vocabulary Instruction: Which Words to Teach and Effective Strategies
Oral language development – Speaking and listening skills develop early and are a requirement for reading comprehension.  We know many children suffer from a lack of language skills.  This workshop will help teachers become more conscious of oral language development and the critical nature of these skills.  We will focus on teaching vocabulary through reading aloud, daily academic talk and restatement of common statements.
Vocabulary routines, teaching words in-depth – Selecting words to teach based on academic word choices.  Introduction to new words and repetition of word use throughout the day is important for students to ‘own’ new words. Mastering a higher level vocabulary knowledge, appreciate the power of words and how they enhance higher level thinking, precision of word choice, and how topic specific information develops word knowledge.
Morphology is the study of prefixes, suffixes, Latin root words and Greek combining forms – the language of literacy and academic language, requires a specific knowledge of words. The last portion of this session will focus on the history of the English language, Latin and Greek morphemes and their meanings and systematic instruction from kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Event Contact:
 Georgina Perry
Email: enquiries@speldnsw.org.au


September

17
PECS Level 1 Training - Alice Springs
This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
PECS is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.

Event Contact: 
Vicki Grandison
Email: vgrandison@pecs.com

22
Talking Mats Foundation Training-Hobart
In this 2  half-day training sessions, learn how to implement and personalise Talking Mats, an evidence-based tool to structure conversations to gather the Thinker’s views and opinions. You also receive a promo code to permit the ongoing purchase of resources at
the special price for holding a Certificate in Talking Mats plus access to world-wide forums for Talking Mats users.
Wed 22/8 and Thurs 13/9, 9 am - 1 pm
Speech Pathology Tasmania, 
110 Elizabeth Street, Hobart. 

For more information, see the Talking Mats album at our Facebook page

Event Contact: Natalie Leader
Email: n.leader@spt.com.au

23
SANRA & SASCA Conference
Southern African Neurological Rehabilitation Association (SANRA) conference taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa.  All professionals involved in adult neuro-rehab welcome.  
Event Contact: Lorin Bowen
Email: lorin@lorinbowen.co.za

29 PECS Level 1 Training - Melbourne
This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
PECS is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting. An added attraction for preschool children with autism and related disabilities is the high proportion of children who acquire independent speech. Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities, and/or limited communication skills.

Event Contact: 
Vicki Grandison
Email: vgrandison@pecs.com


 

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19  Derbyshire Language Scheme Certification Workshop

This 2 Day Certification Training will be held in Brisbane, at the Quest, Breakfast Creek. The Derbyshire Language Scheme (DLS) is a developmentally structured early intervention language program which facilitates language processing through play-based learning. The linked assessment and progress record facilitates data collection and individual programming. The Scheme is extensively used in the UK (The Better Start Communication Project, Law, Roulstone et al., 2012) and is increasingly popular in Australia for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Developmental Language Disorder, Developmental Delays, Hearing Impairment and those learning English as a Second Language. Places are filling fast. Please contact for registration forms or any queries. Registration closes 1 Dec 2018. 

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