Expressions of Interest

Addressing Rest and Sleep in Children from an Occupational Perspective

Semester 2, 2018 - Brisbane
Dr Chris Chapparo & Annie O'Connell 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. Click for more Information

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Using Sensory Approaches for Adults and Young People in Mental Health Settings

Dr Chris Chapparo
Semester 2, 2018 Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

Skilled and responsible use of sensory based approaches in mental health has been endorsed by the National Association for State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD, 2009) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations in the USA as one of the instrumental interventions influencing the reduction of restraint and seclusion in mental health care settings. Tina Champagne (OTD, OT/L) indicated that a successful sensory based program is dependent upon occupational therapists who have adequate training and significant knowledge about the science and application of sensory processing and a method to systematically evaluate the procedures used and their effects on clients’ everyday function.

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Executive Function in School Students with Learning Difficulties

Dr Su Lowe
Semester 1, 2018 - Sydney 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.

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Leadership in Occupational Therapy – Using our Occupational Therapy skills to create engaging work environments

Dr Su Lowe
Brisbane/Sydney - 2018 Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapist are well-placed to use their knowledge of occupation, occupational performance and occupational performance environments to effectively lead and shape their organisations. This workshop will assist OT leaders to have an overview of how they can utilise contemporary OT theory to create engaging workplaces and develop a successful leadership relationship where employees are actively engaged, have positive attitudes/behaviours, are great advocates of their organisation, and are inspired to utilise more of their capability (ie knowledge, skills, innovation).

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