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Developing Children's emotion regulation skills in Children aged 0-6 years (Gowrie NSW) - 20 March 2017

This practical and interactive workshop will discuss the development of emotions in the early years. Information on how caregivers in a variety of settings can use a range of external emotional regulation strategies to help the child cope with their emotions, as well help the child develop internal emotional regulation strategies.

Who should attend:  educators in early childhood settings 

Where: Stanmore House, Salvation Army Training Centre, 51-53 Harrow Road, Stanmo re NSW.  

When:  9:00am to 4:00pm 

Cost $275. For more information or to book through Gowrie NSW go to https://gowriensw.com.au/professional-learning/all-events/gowrie-nsw-events/20170320-developing-children-s-emotion-regulation-skills

Registrations close: 20 March 2017                             Presenter:  Dolly Bhargava

Developing Children's Emotion Regulation Skills in Children aged 5-12 years (Gowrie NSW) - 21 March 2017

This practical and interactive workshop will discuss the development of emotions in children and adolescents. It will include strategies for effectively responding to challenging behaviours, as well as ways to develop emotional regulation skills so that they can think constructively about a situation, manage their feelings (so that they are not overwhelmed by them) and make positive and proactive decisions.   Who should attend:  educators in school age care settings

Where: Stanmore House, Salvation Army Training Centre, 51-53 Harrow Road, Stanmore NSW.  

When:  9:00am to 4:00pm 

Cost $275. For more information or to book through Gowrie NSW go to https://gowriensw.com.au/professional-learning/all-events/gowrie-nsw-events/20160321-developing-children-s-emotion-regulation-skills

Registrations close: 21 March 2017                           Presenter:  Dolly Bhargava

Building Self Esteem and Resilience - 22 March 2017

This practical workshop will help you develop, improve and maintain a child’s self-esteem. Information on how to build a child’s resilience, the ability to cope with and overcome unfortunate circumstances, unfair setbacks or personal difficulties in a positive and creative way will also be covered.

Where:  ECIA NSW/ACT Office, Suite 607, Level 6, 83 York St, Sydney.  

When:  9:00am to 3:00pm

Cost $205 (ECIA NSW/ACT Member) $220 (non member).  For more information or to book through ECIA NSW go to http://www.ecia-nsw.org.au/events/event/building-self-esteem-and-resilience-2017 

Registrations close:  15 March 2017                             Presenter:  Dolly Bhargava

Talking Mats Foundation Training CANBERRA - 29th March 2017

TALKING MATS Foundation Training CANBERRA - Registration Required.  Small groups so numbers limited.

One Day Format

Where:  Meeting Room, National Disability Services, 33 Thesiger Court, Deakin Act 2600

When: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Cost:  $385 (for one person) or register with a friend or colleague as a pair for $660 (only one Tax Invoice can be issued)

For more information or to register please go to www.zyteq.com.au/events

Talking Mats Foundation Training MELBOURNE - 31st March 2017 & 28th April 2017

TALKING MATS Foundation Training MELBOURNE - Registration Required.  Small groups so numbers limited.

2 x 1/2 Day Format

Where:  Zyteq in Bay Street, Port Melbourne

When:  Friday, 31st March 2017 9:30am to 12:30pm    and   Friday, 28th April 2017 9:30am to 12:30pm

Cost:  $350.00 for 2 x half day sessions

For more information or to register please go to www.zyteq.com.au/events

LAMP Workshop (Perth) - 10th & 11th April 2017

Liberator is excited to be hosting a LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) workshop presented by Speech Pathologist Ellen Winchester from Autism Spectrum Australia. 

LAMP is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to give individuals who are non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting.  LAMP focuses on giving the individual independent access to vocabulary on voice output AAC devices that use consistent motor plans for accessing vocabulary.

Day 1: Introduction to the LAMP Approach Led by Ellen Winchester               Day 2: Implementation: Unity® & Words for LifeTM     Led by Freya Allen/ Merryn Horsfall 

Where: Independent Living Centre, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Rd, Nedlands

Time:  9:00am to 4:00pm     

Cost:  $190.00 (including lunch and refreshments)

Registrations close:  Friday 31 March 2017                     For registration forms go to http://liberator.net.au/profile/news/read/id/62/

For more information contact Liberator at info@liberator.net.au or phone (08) 8431 5478 

Turning vision into reality: smoothing the transition from school to post school life - 24th May 2017

An interactive workshop addressing:

  • Keys to achieving a happy life
  • Strategies for effectively planning for a happy, productive future
Where: South Melbourne Town Hall Community Centre, 208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne

Time:  9:00am to 3:00pm

Booking Contact:  Dolly Bhargava

For more information or to book contact Dolly at Qualitycommunication1@gmail.com

Working in Partnership with Families who are Vulnerable (ECIA VIC) - 25 May 2017

Improving outcomes for children and their families is a fundamental objective for all early childhood services and organisations. As providers we can improve outcomes for our most vulnerable families. Families may be perceived as being vulnerable for a variety of reasons such as economic difficulties/lack of financial resources; social exclusion lack of social support from social networks; stigmatisation; health difficulties and being a victim of crime. Ensuring that they and their families get the help they need, when they need it, will give all children and their families the opportunity to flourish. This workshop will discuss practical strategies for working together with families to bring about positive changes.

·       Importance of foundation years

·       Parents and families at the heart of services

·       Understanding needs of vulnerable families

·       Strategies for engaging parents and families

Where: The Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052

Cost:   ECIA Vic/Tas Members: $300       Non-members: $450

Booking contact:   Click below to book through ECIA VIC

https://www.eciavic.org.au/events/event/1-day-workshop-working-in-partnership-with-families-who-are-vulnerable-melbourne

Inclusive Practises in Early Childhood Settings (ECIA VIC) - 26 May 2017

For children with disabilities, an inclusive early childhood program provides belonging, acceptance and developmentally appropriate practices. This workshop will provide participants on the needs of children with disabilities and practical strategies to ensure that the child with disability has access to and participates in all activities.

·       Introduction to l disabilities

·       Types of disabilities (e.g. ASD, ADHD, ID, dyslexia and auditory processing disorder)

·       Needs of children with disabilities

·       Strategies for enabling engagement of children with disabilities

Where: The Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052

Cost:   ECIA Vic/Tas Members: $300       Non-members: $450

Booking contact:   Click below to book through ECIA VIC

https://www.eciavic.org.au/events/event/1-day-workshop-inclusive-practises-in-early-childhood-settings-melbourne

Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder - 29th May 2017

An interactive workshop addressing:

  • Social, emotional, motor, cognitive, sensory, communication needs of individuals with Autism
  • Strategies to address the needs; and
  • Develop their skills at school, home and in the community
Where: South Melbourne Town Hall Community Centre, 208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne

Time:  9:00am to 3:00pm

Booking Contact:  Dolly Bhargava

For more information or to book contact Dolly at Qualitycommunication1@gmail.com

Developing Emotional Regulation Skills - 30 May 2017

FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ANXIOUS, OPPOSITIONAL AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOURS

An interactive workshop addressing:

  • Development of emotions
  • Understanding anxious, oppositional and aggressive behaviour
  • Effectively responding to anxious, oppositional and aggressive behaviour
  • Developing emotional regulation skills at school, home and community

Where: South Melbourne Town Hall Community Centre, 208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne

Time:  9:00am to 3:00pm

Booking Contact:  Dolly Bhargava

For more information or to book contact Dolly at Qualitycommunication1@gmail.com

Assessing, Preventing and Managing Challenging Behaviour - 31st May 2017

An interactive workshop addressing:

  • Causes of challenging behaviours
  • Internalised and externalised challenging behaviours
  • Utilising the positive behaviour support framework to identify proactive, active and reactive strategies for school, home and community

Where: South Melbourne Town Hall Community Centre, 208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne

Time:  9:00am to 3:00pm

Booking Contact:  Dolly Bhargava

For more information or to book contact Dolly at Qualitycommunication1@gmail.com

Teaching students affected by trauma - 1st June 2017

An interactive workshop addressing:

  • Types of trauma
  • Impact of trauma on development and learning
  • Strategies to promote a sense of safety, build trust and address learning needs of children impacted by trauma

Where: South Melbourne Town Hall Community Centre, 208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne

Time:  9:00am to 3:00pm

Booking Contact:  Dolly Bhargava

For more information or to book contact Dolly at Qualitycommunication1@gmail.com

Camp Have a Chat - Townsville 27th to 29th June 2017

Presents...  Film Stars, Rock Stars & All Starts!                                       DAY CAMP ONLY

CPL's Camp Have a Chat develops communication skills while taking part in fun activities like visual arts, drama, music and more!
Who's it for?  School age children (6-18 years old) who use communication systems. This includes speech generating devices, tablets with communication apps and communication books.
Please note: Each camper must attend with one parent or carer. 

Where: Townsville Picnic Bay Surf Club 80 The Strand, Townsville

Time:  9:30am to 3:00pm daily

Cost:  $0 per camper and support person                                         RSVP:  28 April 2017

PODD Introductory Workshop - 27th & 28th July 2017

This two-day Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory Workshop introduces participants to PODD communication systems. 

Participants will be able to:

- Describe the challenges faced by professionals creating communication systems in terms of vocabulary organisation, layout, design, range of access startegies and customising for individual requirements

- Discuss the features of a PODD communication system in terms of vocabulary organisation, layout, design, range of access strategies and customising for individual requirements

- Use PODD generic template resources to produce customised communication books

- Discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems with students and team members

- Teach children and partners to use PODD communication books in daily environments.

Presenters:  Haylee Parfett and Yvette Theodorsen

Where:   Independent Living Centre Conference Room, The Niche Suite A11 Aberdare Rd, Nedlands, WA 6009

Time: 9:00am 27th July 2017 to 4:30pm 28 July 2017    (Please note registrations open at 8:30am)

Cost:  PODD Early Bird (ends 28 April) $500.00            PODD Standard Ticket (end 24 July) $550.00

To register over the phone please contact ILC's Training Officer on 08 9381 0600.

Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.

For more information contact go to https://tinyurl.com/zjt52rb

PODD Advanced Course - 25th to 29th September 2017

This intensive advanced PODD workshop is for people who have completed a two day PODD Introductory workshop and are now seeking to further develop their knowledge and skill.  

Participants will be able to:

- Explain the features of a range of PODD communication systems in terms of vocabulary organisation, layout, design, range of access strategies, and customising for individual requirements

- Describe the reasons for the similarities and differences between PODD page sets designed for communication books and speech generating devices

- Develop fluency using PODD to model language during natural interactions

- Communicate using PODD communication books with a range of different access methodologies

- Use a dynamic assessment process to identify individual communication requirements and teaching-learning strategies

- Describe different learning challenges for children who have severe physical, communication, and multiple needs (including CVI) and identify specific strategies to address these needs

- Discuss the application of PODD for individuals with ASD

- Discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems with students and team members

- Teach communication partners to provide receptive input using PODD communication books

- Teach children and partners to use PODD communication books in daily environments

- Identify strategies to combat the challenges faced by professionals creating an aided language learning environment for children with a wide range of complex communication needs

- Answer frequently asked questions

- Develop IEP goals and tools to measure the development of autonomous communication

- Discuss strategies for developing communication accessible schools and communities

Presenters:  Gayle Porter

Where:   Conference Room 3, School of Special Education Needs33 Giles Avenue, Padbury, WA 6025

Time: 8:30am 25th September 2017 to 4:30pm 29th September 2017    (Please note registrations open at 8:30am)

Cost:  $1,300.00

To register over the phone please contact ILC's Training & Events Officer on 9381 0600.

Parking Information: Free visitor parking is in car park 4 (off McGregor Street)

For more information contact go to https://tinyurl.com/zl8uys5


Camp Have a Chat-Brisbane 25th to 28 September 2017

Presents...  Film Stars, Rock Stars & All Starts!                                   OVERNIGHT CAMP

CPL's Camp Have a Chat develops communication skills while taking part in fun activities like visual arts, drama, music and more!
Who's it for?  School age children (6-18 years old) who use communication systems. This includes speech generating devices, tablets with communication apps and communication books.
Please note: Each camper must attend with one parent or carer. 

Where: The Outlook 4001 Boonah Ipswich Road, Boonah

Time: 2:30pm Monday to 2:00pm Thursday

Cost:   $210 per camper and support person 
$50 extra support person                                        RSVP:  Friday, 16 June 2017


For more information go to www.cpl.org.au/camp or call 3637 3650

isaac 2018 Conference

Date: 21- 26th July 2018

Who: isaac, Gold Coast

Cost: t.b.a.

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For more information visit the website.


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