YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS!
April 2, 2015
Lansdowne Crescent Primary School Hall
(Parking is available on the school's netball court, access via Hamilton Street)
8.15 Registrations open. Tea and Coffee available
8.50 Acknoweldgement to Country
9.00 Keynote Relationship Development Intervention. A Change in Strategy and Communication. Presented by Bronwen Prazak
Bronwen is passionate about Relationship Development Intervention RDI from her personal experience as a mother and from her experiences as a RDI Consultant for people with ASD of any age.
Bronwen will share her insight and awareness from her RDI journey to facilitate thinking about: Why you would bother as a teacher or teacher assistant to consider changing the way you communicate? Why the way we are communicating:
How you as a teacher or teacher assistant can guide and create opportunities for those missing foundations to be put back in place for your students with ASD .
How you can also reinforce these foundational dynamic skills in your neuro-typical students.
See Bronwen's latest blog post on teach21c
10.30 Keynote Sensory Motor Processing, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Toileting; how it all fits together and its importance to long term independence and social acceptance. Impacting students of all ages, it is never too late. It is a basic human right to be continent.
Presented by Fiona O'Keefe and Lewina Schrale
Fiona O'Keeffe and Lewina Schrale are the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist at the Children's Continence Clinic (RHH) and the newly created Private Urotherapy Clinic at Hobart Paediatric Group. They also provide Toilet Training advice through the Education Department under the Early Childhood Intervention Service, and the Kinder Support and Therapy in Schools Programs. Both Lewina and Fiona are long term members of the International Children's Continence Society and the Continence Foundation of Australia, and Lewina is an international Consultant in the field. For this session they look further into the challenges of the sensory motor component of toileting.
11.45 Mini Lunch
12.15 Keynote Auditory Processing Disorder
One person’s data is another person’s noise
Presented by Catherine Silcock
Auditory Processing disorder (APD) (or Central Auditory Processing disorder, CAPD) is terminology that has made its way onto the radar, and for many of us, into our common use. Hurrah! to that. The topic has seen a huge rise in awareness over recent years, but perhaps more than most clinical profiles remains either misunderstood and regarded with suspicion, or ‘diagnosed’ liberally and inaccurately by everyone from the next-door neighbour to the cricket coach.
It is incumbent on us all to understand the terms we use about our students and our children. Our students need us to be diligent in our knowledge. Everyone agrees that good information is the way forward to strong educational decisions and success ahead for our students. Regarding APD: do we have the level of understanding this complicated topic requires?
Start here: Auditory processing refers to what the brain does with the auditory information it receives. Put another way, hearing is a function of the ear, listening is a function of the brain.
Where do we start? Can we hope to unravel the complex processing difficulties our students have? Is this another new and separate thing my student has? Is this related to the difficulties we have already diagnosed? Can we find something measurable and choose a course of real, planned, individualised action? Can we identify, measure and describe auditory processing disorder? Yes is the answer. Yes! Yes! Yes!
APD may be diagnosed following the administration of a battery of tests. Testing can yield a full description of auditory processing skills. This done by an audiologist. Only an audiologist can diagnose APD. Really.
For us, we can know what to look for, who to refer to, we can be open to making the changes that our student needs, we can positively support the technology, we can patiently be there with informed support. It all starts with the right information.
All the above and more will be discussed in the auditory processing segment of chapter 4, Teach inclusive PD, April 2. You can leave with the good oil on a topic you knew nothing about- or perhaps thought you knew everything about.
(Which will it be for you?)
1.30 Close, thank you and Happy Easter
GALLERY OF PHOTOS BELOW!!! Scroll down.
Resources from the Professional Learning will be made available soon
Relationship Development Intervention
What is RDI? Books and Resources. Training in RDI ... available here
Auditory Processing Keynote, Catherine Silcock
Sensory Motor Processing, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Toileting, Fiona O'Keefe and Lewina Schrale.