L'Aqua, Rooftop Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, NSW, 2000
  • January 20, 2022 - January 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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.

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  • Assessment - Session 1
    January 24, 2022
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Assessment - Session 2
    January 25, 2022
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Intervention - Session 1
    January 31, 2022
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Intervention - Session 2
    February 1, 2022
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists

Play has always been part of learning and growing, as well as providing enjoyment and fun. Play is an important measure of children’s development, as it encompasses emotional, social, cognitive and language aspects. This workshop for occupational therapists and speech pathologists; will provide participants with an ability to understand “typical” play deficits seen in children, assess a child's play development and provide therapists with a clinical reasoning framework to support implementing Pretend Play interventions based on an advanced understanding of the principles of Learn to Play Therapy.

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Angliss Conference Centre, Building A, Level 5, 555, La Trobe St, Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Australia
  • February 3, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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  • Session 1
    February 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Session 2
    February 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Session 3
    March 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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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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Victoria Park Function Centre, 223 Herston Rd, Herston, Qld, 4006, Australia
  • February 14, 2022 - February 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Victoria Park Function Centre, 223 Herston Rd, Herston, Qld, 4006, Australia
  • February 21, 2022 - February 25, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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  • Session 1
    March 1, 2022
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Session 2
    March 8, 2022
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Session 3
    March 15, 2022
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Victoria Park Function Centre, 223 Herston Rd, Herston, Qld, 4006, Australia
  • March 24, 2022 - March 25, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Angliss Conference Centre, Building A, Level 5, 555, La Trobe St, Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Australia
  • April 1, 2022 - April 2, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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  • The Basics - Session 1
    May 3, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • The Basics - Session 2
    May 10, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • The Basics - Session 3
    May 17, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Beyond the Basics - Session 1
    May 24, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Beyond the Basics - Session 2
    May 31, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Beyond the Basics - Session 3
    June 7, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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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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