One Stop Allied Health and Medical Centre Expo

Worried about your child’s development? Come along to our FREE Expo at our brand new Moorebank clinic on Tuesday 27th September 5:30 -7:00pm.

Understanding Phonological Awareness, Reading and Spelling: Assessment and Intervention- Roslyn Neilson

Dr Roslyn Neilson is a Private Speech-Language Pathologist, specialising in children with language and literacy difficulties. Her clinical practice has included working in local schools and schools in remote Indigenous communities, as well as working with individual clients and their families. She regularly provides professional workshops and university lectures. She has carried out extensive research, which has led to the development of three phonological awareness assessment tools that are in widespread use in Australia: the SPAT-R, the SEAPART and the AIST-2 (see www.roslynneilson.com.au ).  Click here for more information about the workshop.

Key word Sign – Lisa Hanley

Key Word Sign (KWS) is the combination of manual signs and natural gesture, used to support communication. It is designed for use with children and adults who have communication difficulties. Key Word Sign is used internationally and uses the signs of the host country. Therefore in Australia, we borrow signs from Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

The main principles of Key Word Sign are:
– Always use speech together with the sign
– Speak in normal, grammatical sentences
Sign only the key words in the sentence
– Use facial expression and body language to help support your message

Lis’n Tell  2 day workshop – Louise Coigley

Acknowledge and enhance your storytelling skills through rhythm and role, rhyme, repetition and ritual. Develop a range of specialist techniques and core principles to enable and include the spontaneous intentional participation of children with speech language and communication needs. Develop strategies to weave your specific educational/therapeutic aims into a story.

Read more at Lis’n Tell

Proven methods for supporting children’s reading comprehension Therese Corban

This course will focus on the process of explicit and systematic teaching. It will show the intrinsic relationship between research and classroom practice in teaching explicit comprehension skills across all KLAs. Classroom requirements such as differentiation, extension for Gifted and talented students and effective assessment strategies will also be addressed.Pedagogical practice will be examined and reflected upon as all research data is confirming that ‘it is the teacher that makes the difference.’

Teacher Voice Workshop – Anna Kovac

This presentation will cover the basics of Vocal Hygiene. It will provide participants with:
Symptoms and characteristics of voice disorders
– Basic understanding of the anatomy of the larynx and how it works
– An understanding of the range of vocal disorders and potential causal factors
– Environmental changes to support healthy voice
– Preliminary therapy techniques
– Where to go if you have a voice disorder

Collaborative Educators Expo- Bankstown Sports Club

Featuring Dr Roslyn Neilson author of the Sutherland Phonological Awareness Test.

Lurnea High School: It’s NEVER too late – Speech Pathology in High School

Campsie Public School: Improving Literacy through CLIL Language Learning

Condell Park Public School: Reach for the stars – CPPS Speechies

Canterbury Public School: Parent subsidies a joint partnership in funding

Merrylands East Public School: Integration of Speech and OT practises in K-2: developing a model of sustainability