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Scope's FREE National Rollout Webinar - 9 February 2017

*Are you interested to learn how you can be part of the national rollout of communication access (outside of Victoria)? 

• Are you an organisation that has experience in delivering services to individuals with communication difficulties? 

• Are you interested in providing people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication with the opportunity to have open employment? 

• Are you interested to find out what is needed to become a Communication Access Approved Assessment Organisation, and award Communication Access Symbol?*

WHEN:  Thursday 9th February 2017 - 2:00PM EST 2:00 - 3:30pm VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS 1:00 - 2:30pm QLD 12:30 - 2:00 pm NT 1:30 - 3:00 pm SA 11:00 - 12:30 pm WA

Find out how your organisation can be a leader in communication access in your region by registering...

RSVP to Belinda Martin by 3 February 2017  Phone:  (03) 9843 2000  E-mail circ@scopevic.org.au

LAMP Workshop (Brisbane) - 6th & 7th March 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 Merryn Horsfall / Penny Jameson 

Where: LifeTec - Conference Room, Level 1, Reading Newmarket, Cnr Newmarket & Enoggera Rd, Newmarket QLD 4051.

Time:  9:00am to 4:00pm     

Cost:  $190.00 (including lunch and refreshments)

Registrations close:  Friday 24 February 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 

PODD Introductory Workshop - 8th & 9th March 2017

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

PODD communication systems are a comprehensive system of augmentative and alternative communication, designed to assist people with complex communication needs to learn understanding and expression of language. 

Participants will develop an understanding of an aided language modelling approach to augmentative and alternative communication. 

This two-day workshop covers both theory and practice, to assist participants to understand and implement PODD communication systems.

Where:  Royal Rehab, Ryde

For more information contact Harriet Korner at E-mail: hkorner@netspace.net.au  

Alternative Access PODD Workshop - 13 March 2017

It is presented by Gayle Porter, who is the developer of PODD communication systems. The Two-Day Introductory PODD Workshop is a pre-requisite for this workshop. 

The focus of the Alternative Access Workshop is on PODD communication books designed for individuals who cannot point directly to a display with their hands. The content will build on the information relating to the purpose, design principles, intervention strategies and use of PODD communication books covered in the two-day introductory workshop. 

A range of alternative access PODD communication book will be discussed including: eye-gaze (eye-pointing), partner-assisted scanning (visual, auditory, visual plus auditory scanning), combination access, and coded access. The design features to suit, procedures to operate and teach each access method will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using each access method.

Where:  Royal Rehab, Ryde

For more information contact Harriet Korner at E-mail: hkorner@netspace.net.au 

Assessing-Preventing-Managing Challenging Behaviour (ECIA VIC) - 16th March 2017

This interactive workshop will introduce the Behaviour Zen approach that systematically guides professionals through the assessment, prevention and management of challenging emotional and behavioural difficulties. This workshop will empower you with the knowledge and skills to confidently deal with children who display challenging emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Who should attend:  Staff supporting children in childcare centres, early childhood settings, primary schools, Key workers, teachers, childcare workers, NDIS coordinators/managers, program managers and Allied Health professionals

Where: The Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC.   Time:  9:00AM-3:00PM     Registration from 8:30AM.

Cost is $300 (ECIA VIC Members) or $450 (Non members) for more information or to book through ECIA VIC go to http://www.eciavic.org.au/events/event/1-day-workshop-assessing-preventing-managing-challenging-behaviour-melbourne

Registrations close: Thursday 2 March 2017                     Presenter:  Dolly Bhargava

S.M.A.R.T.E.R Goal Setting and Measuring Outcomes (ECIA VIC) - 17 March 2017

As staff we have a vision for the children we are supporting. Having a vision means we know the direction we want the child to go in, but it does not necessarily give you the road map on how to get there. Goals gives you the road map to turn vision into reality. This workshop will discuss how we can set SMARTER goals. Participants will also learn about the 'Stages of Change Model' to understand that change is not instant and the ‘let’s all just do it’ approach often doesn’t work as it fails to embrace each team member’s level of willingness, readiness and preparedness to take on a particular goal. Practical tools to identify and overcome the barriers to develop plan to achieving your goals and monitoring outcomes will be discussed.

Who should attend: Staff supporting children in childcare centres, early childhood settings, primary schools, Key workers, teachers, childcare workers, NDIS coordinators/managers, program managers and Allied Health professionals

Where: The Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC.  Time:  9:00AM-3:00PM     Registration from 8:30AM.

Cost is $300 (ECIA VIC Members) or $450 (Non members) for more information or to book through ECIA VIC go to http://www.eciavic.org.au/events/event/1-day-workshop-smarter-goal-setting-and-measuring-outcomes-melbourne

Registrations close: Friday 3 March 2017     Please direct all enquiries to Grace Miano, Learning & Development Coordinator.

                                                                               Presenter:  Dolly Bhargava

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

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 

isaac 2018 Conference

Date: 21- 26th July 2018

Who: isaac, Gold Coast

Cost: t.b.a.

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