Expressions of Interest

Supporting the Occupational Roles of Infants – Online

Online - Term 4, 2022 - over 4 sessions
Lisa Findaly Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists have a unique role in supporting infant performance and participation in daily activities and routines. The role is well supported by an increasing body of evidence in the areas of family centered care, interactive approaches, and the understanding of successful interventions for this age group. This practical workshop aims to assist clinicians clinical reasoning for engaging with this populations

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Towards Functional Writing

Semester 2, 2022 - Sydney
Lisa Scott Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

This two day workshop investigates elements of handwriting, drawing and tool usage for primary school children. Through the extensive use of case studies, this 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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Puppy Love

Online – 3 hour session - Semester 2, 2022
Dr Jessica Hill Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

This workshop is an introduction to the role for Occupational Therapy in animal-assisted services (including assistance animal, therapy animal and companion (pet) animals)

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Occupational Performance Coaching

Associate Professor Melissa Nott
ONLINE (over 3 sessions) - Semester 2, 2022 Download event flier

Target Audience: Allied Health Professionals

Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is proposed as 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. In OPC therapists utilise performance analysis, problem-solving, occupational and disability knowledge to guide parents’ exploration of changes that facilitate goal achievement. This workshop aims to provide therapists with an understanding of how to effectively use parent coaching within their services.

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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.

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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.

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Addressing Rest and Sleep in Children from an Occupational Perspective

Dr Chris Chapparo & Annie O’Connell
Brisbane – Term 4, 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.

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