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Special Education Information Sessions

Making My Classroom Work: Developing Student Organisation, Self Management and Behaviour to Access Learning Effectively
Joanna Buttfield, Occupational Therapist, Kid Sense Child Development

The workshop explores how to enrich learning experiences for all primary school children including those who have a disability, developmental delay or those who are experiencing difficulties in learning. It is interactive with a practical focus and will include:

Information and practical strategies about:

  • Common obstacles/barriers to attentive learning
  • How to develop organisation, self management and attentive behaviour in your students
  • Identifying ways to support students that benefit everyone in the class
  • Reflecting on your well established teaching style to identify what you could do differently

Resources:

  • Develop a “Learning Motivator Plan” that is specific to your classroom
  • Review a range of resources that promote appropriate organisation and self management skill

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to identify student primary learning motivators and styles
  • Unpack learning motivators and strategies for individual students
  • Use this information to create a whole class plan/approach

** Participants are required to bring their class list (first names only) so that it can be used to create a Learning Motivator Plan which is relevant to each particpants class.

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Event Date 28/08/2017 9:00 am
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Joanna Buttfield, Occupational Therapist, Kid Sense Child Development
$140.00

Student Wellbeing and Resilience Workshop Strengths, Needs and Opportunities:
A Holistic Approach to Pastoral Care


Professor Donna Cross

University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute

Donna Cross is a Winthrop Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute. Donna is involved in many applied research intervention programs in Australia and internationally to improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing. In 2012, Donna was Western Australia’s Australian of the Year for her services to children’s health and in 2017 was awarded a Churchill Fellowship.

Donna has an international reputation for developing community-based interventions to reduce bullying and aggression among young people. Her work has culminated in the dissemination of an evidence-based program called ‘Friendly Schools Plus’ to over 3,000 Australian schools and schools in the USA, UK and Scandinavia.

In 2016 Donna presented for Learning 4 All, a highly successful workshop on promoting social and emotional health in schools. This included the introduction of The 10 Stage Pastoral Care Action Plan which is a tool to assist schools in reviewing their pastoral care strengths and needs to develop a plan for improvement. Donna has been invited back to South Australia review this tool in more detail and explore staff wellbeing.

In conjunction with the Pastoral Care Action Plan, this dynamic presentation will focus on:

  • Assessing and enhancing school culture and student engagement
  • Reviewing whole-school actions schools can take to enhance student wellbeing (both online & offline)
  • Classroom management to protect and promote students’ social and emotional wellbeing
  • Actions to enable students to enhance whole-school pastoral care
  • Strategies to build staff wellbeing.

This workshop is suitable for staff who are working in primary and secondary schools across the three education sectors in South Australia. This includes school and curriculum leaders, classroom teachers, special education coordinators, counsellors, wellbeing coordinators and school assistants. It is an ideal opportunity for a team to attend to enhance the implementation of strategies in the school environment.

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Event Date 11/09/2017 9:00 am
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Professor Donna Cross, Winthrop Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute
$140.00

Auditory Processing Disorder: What is it and what can I do? 
Liberty Gates, Speech Pathologist and Nicole Eglinton, Audiologist, Little Ears Audiology

This workshop is suitable for staff who are working in primary and secondary schools across the three education sectors in South Australia. This includes school and curriculum leaders, classroom teachers, special education coordinators, counsellors, wellbeing coordinators and school assistants. It is an ideal opportunity for a team to attend to enhance the implementation of strategies in the school environment.

This practical interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to explore:

  • What is Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and how is it diagnosed?
  • How does APD affect students at school and what can I implement in the school environment to facilitate their learning?
  • Strategies to help students with APD follow directions and process key information
  • Activities to develop phonological and phonemic awareness in students with APD
  • Auditory memory difficulties experienced by students with APD and how to improve it.

About the presenters

Liberty is the principal speech pathologist at Liberty Speech Pathology. She has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (2001) from Flinders University and her speech pathology experience includes disability (Novita Children’s Services) and education (Department of Education and Child Development) as well as more than ten years in private practice.

Nicole is the Director and Principal Audiologist at All Ears Audiology and Little Ears. She has a Master’s Degree in Audiology (2002) from Flinders University as well as a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology. Nicole’s experience includes Senior Audiology positions at Can:Do Hearing and The Women’s and Children’s Hospital and she is an active member or Audiology Australia.

 

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Event Date 18/09/2017 9:00 am
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Liberty Gates, Speech Pathologist, Liberty Speech Pathology
$140.00

A Team Approach - Supporting students with intellectual disability,  Down syndrome, chromosomal disorders and developmental delay
Anne Squire - Senior Education Consultant, Down Syndrome SA

This course is for school assistants, special education teachers and classroom teachers who are working with children in mainstream, special unit and special school settings.

Parents/carers of children are welcome to attend.

This practical course will include information and hands on learning about:

  • Understanding the student – characteristics, specific learning styles
  • The role of the assistant in supporting the teacher – recording
  • Developing social skills – using visuals – independent learning – contracts
  • Collaborative practice – all levels of staff, parents and peers
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Influences on behaviour
  • Developing a team approach.

Flier

Event Date 24/11/2017 9:00 am
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Anne Squire, Senior Education Consultant, Down Syndrome SA
$140.00


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