The Action Is In the Interaction

The Developmental, Individual Difference

& Relationship Based Approach   

The Action is in the Interaction is a training developed by Kathy Walmsley, OT from Perth, and Mari Caulfield, SLP from Galway in Ireland, from many years of experience of working within interdisciplinary contexts with families who have children with communication and learning difficulties, regulatory challenges, and children with behaviours that place them on the autistic spectrum.

Mari and Kathy share a common passion for their work and have co-presented The Action is In the Interaction training since 2008 in Australia, Ireland,  and Internationally, bringing a wealth of practical experience as well as clinical knowledge and expertise to their teaching style.  Participants will leave the training with specific strategies and tools to support their clinics, work or home settings.

The Action is In The Interaction:

3 days Introductory Intensive Training 

Date:    Tuesday 24th thru Thursday 26th, September 2019

Venue:   Angliss Conference Centre, 555 La Trobe Street,

               Melbourne, VIC 3000.

Date:    Monday 30th September thru

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Venue:   Angliss Conference Centre, 555 La Trobe Street,

                  Melbourne, VIC 3000.

NEW FORMAT: This 3 day training format merges the previously separated, Stage 1 and Stage 2 trainings.


Intensive one day Training 

Date:    Thursday 3rd October 2019

Venue:   Angliss Conference Centre, 555 La Trobe Street,

     Melbourne, VIC 3000.

This training will be suitable for previous participants of the two day “The Action is In the Interaction Stage 1 training” and is designed as a condensed version of the Stage 2 training (2 days) events we have run in previous years.

This will be a one off training that will help bridge the shift to our new 3 day combined training format.

Post Training Individualised Tutoring and Mentoring Programs will be available.  

Register your contact details here  and we will send you notice once online registrations are available.

Agency Trainings

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Mentoring and Tutoring Consultations

Our senior occupational and speech and langauge therapists are able to offer individualised mentoring and tutoring consultations. Please contact us at administration@sensoryconnections for more information.