Expressions of Interest

Addressing Rest and Sleep in Children from an Occupational Perspective

Dr Chris Chapparo & Annie O’Connell
Melbourne – Semester 2, 2019 Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing. It plays a crucial role in our body and brain’s physiological maintenance. Occupational therapists have a unique role in identifying sleep disturbance, as part of their assessment of an individual and family’s daily activity routines, participation and occupational performance. This workshop will outline various ways Occupational Therapists can assist children and families to promote and support children's sleep.


Developing Pretend Play Skills in Children – Advanced

Prof Karen Stagnitti
Brisbane – Semester 2, 2019 Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists This workshop will be provided in 2 modules. Module 1 - (one day) will provide therapists with an ability to "refresh" or gain knowledge with regard to understanding “typical” play deficits seen in children and the assessment of a child's play development (including use of the Symbolic and Imaginative Play Developmental Checklist). This workshop will be practical with case studies to illustrate examples of how play can be understood during assessment. Module 2 - (two days) through the use of case studies, participants will be provided with a clinical reasoning framework based on an advanced understanding of the Learn to Play Therapy, as well as skills/strategies to implement intervention programmes for a variety of clinical groups/clinical environments. Units covered include: Play and Autism Play in Schools (ie developing early literacy skills and linking play to the National Curriculum) Transdisciplinary Play intervention Play with children with a history of Trauma/Abuse. Participants will be able to attend a three day workshop combining Modules one and two. Or alternatively if participants have previously attended a Developing Effective Pretend Play they are able to attend Module 2 only.


Executive Function in School Students with Learning Difficulties

Presenter to be advised
Term 1, 2019 - Brisbane/Melbourne Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists Students with learning difficulties, are often challenged by deficits with regard to their executive function skills, that contribute to their performance across a variety of school-based occupations. Using an occupational performance framework, this practical workshop will assist Occupational Therapists to work in strong partnership with teachers, to maximise learning opportunities for these students through scaffolded and systematic instructional approaches. Click for more information


DCD/Dyspraxia and the role for Occupational Therapy

Lisa Scott
Semester 1, 2019 - Melbourne Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists Through the extensive use of case studies, this two day workshop will assist occupational therapists to define what is praxis vs DCD, gain an understanding of the underlying causes of DCD difficulties and identify the functional implications for dyspraxia. Participants will also gain an understanding of the OT role in diagnosis and prognosis; as well as a clinical reasoning framework for choosing the most appropriate assessment tools and intervention methods.