Expressions of Interest

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

Dr Chris Chapparo & Dr Judy Ranka
Melbourne/Adelaide/Newcastle – 5 days - Semester 1, 2023 Download event flier

Assessment Workshop

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

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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Executive Function in School Students with Learning Difficulties

Dr Chris Chapparo
Sydney/Perth – 2 days - Semester 1, 2023 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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Conquering the Puberty Blues

ONLINE (over 3 sessions) – Term 2, 2023
Rebecca Khan Download event flier

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

Children with disability often experience delays in achieving milestones; however, puberty usually occurs at the same age and rate as typically developing children. Children with an atypical neurodevelopmental disability may need a more individualised plan of support to adjust to the changes that happen in puberty. This workshop will assist health professionals to provide itailored support to client's and their families/carers in planning for and navigating these conversations.

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Learning to Conquer the Wees & Poos

ONLINE (over 3 sessions per module) - Term 1, 2023
Rebecca Khan Download event flier

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

This 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.

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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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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 – Monday 14th - Wednesday 16th November 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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