Expressions of Interest

Learning to Conquer the Wees & Poos …. the basics and beyond

Mrs Rebecca Khan
Sydney/Melbourne - Term 4, 2019 Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Continence Advisors, Child Health Nurses and School Health Nurses.

Workshop Day 1 - The Basics the first day of the workshop will provide participants with an overview of the clinical management of urinary incontinence, bedwetting and chronic constipation/soiling (encopresis) in children aged 3 – 15 years.

Workshop Day 2 - Beyond the Basics - the second day of this workshop will provide participants with the ability to identify, discuss and apply continence strategies for complex cases, including children with developmental and physical diagnoses, and those who fail first-line treatment.

Participants will be able to attend the initial one day workshop (the basics) or a two day workshop combining day one and day two. Or alternatively if participants have previously attended a Learning to Conquer the Wees & Poos (basics) workshop they will be able to opt to attend Day 2 only.

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Addressing Rest and Sleep in Children from an Occupational Perspective

Dr Chris Chapparo & Annie O’Connell
Melbourne – 28th - 31st July, 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.

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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.

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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.

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