Announcements & Training
Upcoming DIR®/Floortime™ Regional Trainings in April of 2012.
Our Parent Support Group Meeting is due to be held on Wednesday October 31st at 104 Keightley Road, Shenton Park. The doors are open at 7:30 for an 8:00pm start and finish at 9:30pm. Please contact email@example.com if you plan to come. This is a chance for netwroking and information sharing between parents with our professional staff in attendance to offer support with any questions. A gold donation is invited to help towards room costs.
Our SHINE group program is team is made up of professionals from the fields of OT, SLP and early childhood education who are supported by a very enthusiastic and skilled group of volunteers. SHINE is a developmental based program that focuses on the social emotional development of the young child to support development across other areas such as language, cognition, motor skills and independance. Te group sessions take the form of 2 house sessions twice per week. Each family is invited into individual occupational and Speech therapy parent coaching sessions outside of SHINE to facilitate follow over into the home and other environments.
SHINE has been running for 5 terms now and we are vey pleased with how the program has developed. Here is some feedback given by a SHINE parent whose child is transitioning from the program.
"As a team you offer such a nurturing, safe and happy environment for our children as they battle against their individual challenged. You have always been nurturing, professional, human and honest. As a parent this has been important for us to know exactly how our children and progressing and what more we can do. ... ... I am so happy that our children can now move onto kindy and have the skills to manage socially and emotionally and have much stronger speech and language. They are a credit to you all and your efforts and I hope you are as proud of them as we are. ... I truly don't know where we would be without you all and without SHINE. It is such an important program and has the potential to help so many children in the future. ... Our lives are changed forever because of the changes our children have made and the important lessons we have learned. You have all been a part of this and I am / we are externally grateful ... please keep up your hard work and your belief in the children."
Upcoming our very popular "The Action is in the Interaction: Three Day DIR®/Floortime™ Training for Professionals will be held again July / August 2013. Details of next training to be confirmed by January 2013
Facilitated by Mari Caulfield, SLP, Mari Caulfield Speech Pathology, Galway, Ireland, and Kathy Walmsley, Occupational Therapist, Sensory Connections. Both Mari and Kathy are training faculty with the Interdisciplinary Council of Developmental and Learning Disorders and Profectum. These training were sold out early in 2012 so be sure to register your interest early at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE CONTACT email@example.com IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS WITH US ARRANGING A SMALL GROUP 3 DAY THE ACTION IS IN THE INTERACTION TRAINING FOR YOUR AGENCY.
FORMAT: 3 Days of DIR®/Floortime™ training, for Professionals.
VENUE: To Be Announced
DATES: To Be Announced - July/August 2013.
TIMES: 08:30 registration, 09:00 - 17:00 Training Workshop.
The DIR® model was developed by Stanley Greenspan MD and Serena Wieder PhD. as a framework to assist parents and professionals in constructing a comprehensive intervention program. DIR® focuses on improving the childs functioning in all the developmental capacities where there are challenges, and, at the same time, promote healthy foundations for overall social, emotional and intellectual functioning. This training offers a unique opportunity to experience an integrated approach to the childs sensory processing capacities, emotional development and developmental language acquisition. Participants will gain an understanding of relationship-based intervention and will learn therapeutic "tools" to guide their practice in the clinic, home and school based setting. Video case examples will be used extensively in this training and will illustrate working with children in a variety of environments.
This training is designed for Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Child psychologists, Social Workers, Educators, Medical Professionals, Child Health Nurses and others working in the field of Child Development, early intervention and Child Care. The first day is and introductory day, the second day is focused on assessment and the third day on intervention.
Parent Training Events:
Event: The Action Is In the Interaction - A Small Group Workshop for Parents
This small group workshop is designed for parents of children who are accessing our early intervention therapy services of whom are on our waiting list for early intervention services. This will be held over two Saturdays during February/March 2013 dates to be advised. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
NUMBERS LIMITED TO SMALL GROUP SIZE
Primary Facilitator: Kathy Walmsley, Occupational Therapist
FORMAT: Workshop held over 2 Saturdays during February - Match 2013
VENUE: 104 Keightley Road West, Shenton Park, WA 6008.
TIMES: 9:00 registration, 09:00 - 16:30 Parent Training Workshop.
For those who are parenting children with challenges in relating, communicating and learning, including autism, development and sensory processing disorders. Areas covered will include supporting children to calm and share attention with others, building communication, expressing Ideas and feelings, encouraging thinking and problem solving, supporting peer interactions and play, dealing with daily challenges. This will be a workshop that focuses on practical strategies and will include videoclips of caregivers working with children in group settings.
We have listed a selection of accomodations which are relatively local to our therapy rooms in Shenton Park:
8 Nicholson Road, Subiaco Western Australia 6008, Australia
Phone +61 8 9382 1881
Quest on Rheola
18 Rheola St, Perth Western Australia 6005, Australia
Kings Park Motel
255 Thomas St, Subiaco WA 6008
Phone +61 8 9381 0000
12 Onslow Road, Shenton Park WA 6008, Australia
Phone 0438 990 588
Darby Park Apartments Subiaco
222 Hay Street, Subiaco, WA 6008.
Phone +61 8 9380 0800.