2020 SPA Events

7 February 2020 – Working with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Being Evidence Based and Effective

Mrs Kristin Bayley, MSPA CPSP

Learning objectives
Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

→ Explain the diagnostic criteria for ASD (American Psychological Association, 2013) and discuss the role of speech pathologists in diagnosis of ASD.

→ Discuss the current evidence base of ASD intervention and how the clinician can protect their clients from pseudoscientific interventions.

→ Describe key socio-communication and learning to learn skills critical to early intervention and explain at least one strategy for teaching each of these skills.

→ Describe the ABC model and why it is an important component to functional communication training.

→ Identify possible functions of behaviour when given descriptive data.

→ Construct clear and achievable goals for functional based communication.

This is a one day workshop in Wagga Wagga on Friday 7 February 2020
8.30 am registration for a 9.00 am start, concludes at 4.30 pm

Read more HERE.

 

19 February 2020 – Paediatric Fluency: What to do when?

Dr Kate Bridgman, MSPA CPSP, Dr Shane Erickson, MSPA CPSP

Learning objectives
Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to
→ describe the changes, trends and practices in paediatric stuttering
→ compare the assessment and treatment practices available for children 2-12 years
→ consider different service delivery models and how they suit clients and clinicians
→ discuss and develop plans for some typical ‘real-world’ clients
→ identify a framework for approaching complex clients
→ advocate for clients who stutter with their parents and teachers.

This workshop will run across two half day ONLINE sessions from 2-6 pm AEDT
Part 1 – Wednesday 19 February 2020
Part 2 – Wednesday 26 February 2020

Read more HERE.

 

6 March 2020 – Evaluating and treating cognitive communication disorders after TBI

Professor Leanne Togher, FSPA CPSP

Learning objectives
Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
→ Use novel assessment approaches for people with traumatic brain injury and their families
→ Design assessments that focus on the person with TBI’s ability to produce meaningful discourse and engage in everyday activities
→ Use goal attainment scaling as a measure of treatment outcome
→ Design group treatments which focus on improving cognitive communication outcomes
→ Deliver evidence based treatment approaches for cognitive communication disability following TBI
→ Engage and use practice based guidelines to inform management of cognitive communication disorders in people with traumatic brain injury.

This is a one day workshop in Melbourne on Friday 6 March 2020
8.30 am registration for a 9.00 am start, concludes at 4.30 pm

Read more HERE.

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