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KEY WORD SIGNING - THE KEY TO UNLOCKING COMMUNICATION IN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS

ALL STAFF IN MAINSTREAM OR SPECIAL EDUCATION
Working with:
- Children and students with limited communication
- Young children who are learning to talk
- Students who communicate with sign

PRESENTED BY LIBERTY GATES, SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

This workshop is intended for all staff working with students with limited communication. Key Word Signing may be used to facilitate communication for students whose spoken language is not easily understood (eg children with severe speech or language disorders, children with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, etc). Key Word Signing can also be used to help children with limited understanding to better comprehend language. It will be useful for staff working with very young children, up to older students with limited verbal communication. The workshop will be most useful for staff who will have the ability practice the key word signs with students or other staff in the weeks following the workshop. The workshop is practical and highly participatory, making it a lot of fun. Participants are highly encouraged to bring along toys, books or activities that they use with students to practice incorporating signing in their practice.

Due to the nature of the practical instruction attendance for this workshop will be strictly limited. Registrations will close when capacity is reached.

Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Learning approximately 150 Auslan signs
  • Understanding the benefits and usefulness of using Key Word Signing
  • Planning a core vocabulary for children with limited communication

Certificates will be provided that include reference to the Teacher Standards that apply to this workshop:

ü  Standard 1.6: Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

ü  Standard 3.5: Use effective classroom communication

FLIER

Event Date 22/10/2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 22/10/2018 3:30 pm
Register by 17/10/2018
Individual Price $145.00
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THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF TRAUMA

ALL STAFF - PRIMARY AND SECONDARY

PRESENTED BY DR DONNA NITCHSKE, EDUCATIONAL NEUROSCIENTIST IN THE CLASSROOM, DECD

“Trauma is not the event but the reaction to the event. A traumatic reaction is one where the body’s primitive defense mechanisms are activated – stress hormones flood the system as the person prepares for fight, flight or freeze” Dr Nicole Milburn, Clinical Psychologist and Infant Mental Health Consultant.

One of our most popular presenters is offering a workshop suitable for all pre-school and school-based staff who work with students who have experienced trauma, especially during their early years of life. Learning outcomes include:

• Understanding the effects that early childhood trauma can have on the developing brain
• An awareness of how these effects can impact learning
• Understanding the importance of attachment and trust to social interactions
• The exploration of a range of adaptations and management approaches that can support teachers and students when dealing with students with a trauma background within a classroom

FLIER available shortly.

Event Date 12/11/2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 12/11/2018 3:30 pm
Register by 07/11/2018
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00

A TEAM APPROACH: SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY, DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY,
DOWN SYNDROME AND CHROMOSOMAL DISORDERS

MAINSTREAM AND SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND SCHOOL ASSISTANTS
Parents/Carers of children are welcome to register.

PRESENTED BY ANNE SQUIRE, SENIOR EDUCATION CONSULTANT AND WENDY WILLIAMS, SPECIAL EDUCATION CONSULTANT, DOWN SYNDROME SA

This workshop is for school assistants, special education teachers and mainstream classroom teachers who are working with children in mainstream, special unit, special classes and special schools across the 3 education sectors in South Australia.

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 and Influences on behaviour
  • Developing a team approach.

Certificates will be provided that include reference to the Teacher Standards that apply to this workshop:

  • Standard 1.6. Work with colleagues to access specialist knowledge, and relevant policy and legislation, to develop teaching programs that support the participation and learning of students with disability
  • Standard 7.3. Identify, initiate and build on opportunities that engage parents/carers in both the progress of their children’s learning and in the educational priorities of the school.

FLIER

Event Date 26/11/2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 26/11/2018 3:30 pm
Register by 21/11/2018
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00


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