Expressions of Interest

Self-Regulation: It’s a state of mind

Perth/Melbourne - Semester 2, 2022
Dr Chris Chapparo Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

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.


Advanced – Occupational Performance Coaching

Online (over 4 sessions) - Semester 2, 2022
Dr Fiona Graham Download event flier

Target Audience: Allied Health Professionals

This workshop is suitable for allied health professionals who consider Occupational Performance Coaching as part of their professional “tool kit” and are wanting to further enhance their knowledge and skills in this area.


Boy Play

Online – 3 hour session - Term 3, 2022
Emeritus Professor Karen Stagnitti Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists

Children’s preferences about toys and activities are influenced by societal gender stereotypes.  By having an understanding of the impacts of gender on play development, therapists can more effectively structure their play interventions to engage boys; as well as contribute to clinic, home and classroom environments that support their individual play skills and play with peers.


Embarking on the Autism Journey

Term 2/3, 2022
Charmaine Bernie Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

This workshop will explore the Occupational Therapy role in the early phases of identification, diagnosis and service provision for ASD from the perspective of information gathering to support diagnostic assessment, as well as supporting families embarking on this journey.


Conquering a “Code Brown”

Online - Term 2/3, 2022
Mrs Rebecca Khan Download event flier

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

The reason for a child or young person smearing their faeces can be either medically related, sensory related, behavioural or a combination of these. Often there are multiple causes and multiple approaches are needed to discourage the behaviour. Understanding the causes and treatments is the first step to customising a plan to resolve the issue. With successful management requiring realistic family support, advocacy and interaction with all carers involved.


Supporting the Occupational Roles of Infants

Lisa Findlay
ONLINE – Semester 1, 2022 Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

Infancy (birth to 18 months) describes a period of rapid development in the areas of systems regulation, motor control, play and cognition and social interaction. During this period infants learn to master many foundation skills required to make sense of the world, develop secure relationships, learn, and meet expected developmental milestones. This workshop will support occupational therapists understand their unique role in supporting infant performance and participation in daily activities and routines


Addressing Rest and Sleep in Children from an Occupational Perspective

Dr Chris Chapparo & Annie O’Connell
Sydney/Brisbane – Term 2/3, 2022 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.


Journal “Clubbing”

Online – 1.5 hours – Semester 1, 2022
Dr Sharon Mickan & Dr Rachel Wenke Download event flier

Journal clubs are a widely used tool to promote evidence-based practice (EBP). Many traditional formats are not based on current research evidence and they can be difficult to organise and sustain.  This workshop will introduce an evidence informed journal club format that can be widely used to help clinicians address important clinical questions This online presentation is suitable for allied health professionals.