Expressions of Interest

Developing Pretend Play Skills in Children – Assessment & Intervention – ONLINE – Semester 2, 2024

ONLINE - each moudle over 2 x 3 hour sessions
Dr Siobhan Casey Download event flier

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists

Play is an important measure of children’s development, as it encompasses emotional, social, cognitive and language aspects. It develops in layers of complexity over time, influencing all aspects of child development. This workshop is provided in two modules: Assessment Module - the assessment module will focus on clinician’s being able to observe a child’s play; and understand and interpret this information within the child’s family, social and cultural systems. Intervention Module - this module will provide participants with a clinical reasoning framework for the inclusion of play in therapy sessions; as well as skills/strategies to design and implement intervention programs that will develop children’s pretend play skills.

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Conquering a “Code Brown”

ONLINE - 3 hours - Wednesday 19th June 2024
Mrs Rebecca Khan Download event flier

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

Although this workshop is a stand-alone module, participants would benefit from having attended a Learning to Conquer the Wees & Poos (Basics and Beyond) workshop prior to registering for this workshop.

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Conquering the Puberty Blues

ONLINE - (over 3 sessions) - Fridays - 26th July, 2nd & 9th August 2024 - 9:00am - 10:30am (AEST)
Mrs 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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Towards Functional Writing

Perth - 23rd &24th August 2024
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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Occupational Performance Coaching

ONLINE - Over 3 sessions - Semester 2, 2024
OPC Accredited Trainer - TBC Download event flier

Target Audience: Allied Health Professionals

Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is an evidence-based, capacity-building intervention approach which involves working alongside clients and their caregivers to achieve goals for themselves, their children and/or and their families. OPC is used by allied health professions to support people of all ages, and with diverse health conditions, to achieve personally valued change in life domains. This an interactive workshop that will enable participants to practice and develop their coaching skills.

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Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance Approach (CO-OP)

BRISBANE/SYDNEY - Term 3, 2024
Certified CO-OP Instructors x 2 (TBC) Download event flier

Target Audience: Allied Health Professionals

The CO-OP Approach can be used with adults and children (over 4 years of age) who struggle with everyday tasks. It has been shown to be successful for clients with a variety of developmental or neurological conditions who experience difficulties with learning or re-learning motor based skills.

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