Expressions of Interest

Puppy Love

Online
REGISTRATIONS OPEN - 25TH OCTOBER - ONLINE (See Upcoming events page) Download event flier

Animals in helping roles is a notion that has been around for decades, however the recent increase in anecdotal stories portrayed through the media has resulted in an increase need for animal-assisted services. This workshop aims to give participants an understanding of the differences between an assistive animal, therapy animal, and companion (pet) animal; as well as the occupational considerations required to support their use with clients. This workshop is suitable for Occupational Therapists

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The Perceive: Recall: Plan and Perform System (PRPP) Intervention Workshop

Brisbane
4 days – Term 2, 2022 Download event flier

This 4 day workshop will provide participants with skills/knowledge with regard to intervention using the PRPP (attendance at a PRPP Assessment workshop is a prerequisite). The Perceive: Recall: Plan and Perform System (PRPP) is a process-oriented, criterion referenced assessment that employs task analysis methods to determine problems with cognitive information processing component function during routine, task or subtask performance. The PRPP System is for use with adults and children who have difficulty performing daily tasks. It is suitable for adults and children of either sex and from any cultural background.

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The Perceive: Recall: Plan and Perform System (PRPP) – Assessment Workshop

Brisbane
REGISTRATIONS OPEN - FEBRUARY 2022 (See Upcoming events page) Download event flier

This 5 day workshop will provide participants with skills/knowledge with regard to  assessment using the PRPP, as well as a basic introduction to intervention. The Perceive: Recall: Plan and Perform System (PRPP) is a process-oriented, criterion referenced assessment that employs task analysis methods to determine problems with cognitive information processing component function during routine, task or subtask performance. The PRPP System is for use with adults and children who have difficulty performing daily tasks. It is suitable for adults and children of either sex and from any cultural background

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Conquering the Puberty Blues

Online - Term 1, 2022 - over a series of 3 x 1.5 hour sessions Download event flier

The transition from child to young adult brings much change and a few challenges for many individuals and their families. A cognitive or atypical neurodevelopmental disability (intellectual disability, ASD, acquired brain injury) comes with the addition of social communication difficulties, sensory differences and increased anxiety which can add further complexity to assisting individuals learn about the key changes that take place during puberty. Children with an atypical neurodevelopmental disability may need a more individualised plan of support to adjust to the changes that happen in puberty. Health professionals can provide support to individual’s and their families/carers in planning for and navigating these conversations.

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Towards Functional Writing

Face to Face workshop - Melbourne/Brisbane
2 Days - Semester 2, 2021 Download event flier

Poor handwriting and fine motor skill development is often a primary reason for referral to Occupational Therapy, with many factors affecting a student’s handwriting performance. Through the extensive use of case studies, this two-day workshop will assist occupational therapists to explore ways they can work more effectively to assist emergent writers and those in later years with handwriting challenges.

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Self-Regulation: It’s a State of Mind

Face to Face workshop - Brisbane
REGISTRATIONS OPEN - OCTOBER - (See Upcoming events page) Download event flier

Self- regulation is a learned, developmental skill and is a key building block which underpins a child’s ability to mature emotionally, cognitively and socially. It directly influences a child’s occupational performance in self-care, academic and social participation. Increasingly, occupational therapists are asked to provide an understanding of challenges to self-regulation experienced by children and offer suggestions for strategies which may enhance their participation across the tasks they want and need to do.

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Advanced – Occupational Performance Coaching

Online
REGISTRATIONS OPEN - OCTOBER - ONLINE (See Upcoming events page) Download event flier

This interactive workshop will provide clinicians already familiar with OPC, an opportunity to practice and develop their coaching skills. In small and large group practices, and with a standardised patient, participants will  self-assess and be provided feedback on their alignment with OPC fidelity measures.

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Occupational Performance Coaching

Evenings - Aust EST
Online - Semester 1, 2022 Download event flier

Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is an intervention which is family- and occupation-centred, enablement-focused and research informed. OPC involves working alongside parents to achieve parents’ goals for themselves, their children and/or their families.

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