UPCOMING COURSES

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currently this course is full – please email c.earle@bigpond.com to be placed on the wait list in case of a cancellation

PERCEIVE; RECALL; PLAN AND PERFORM (PRPP)

Dr Chris Chapparo and Dr Judy Ranka will be returning in July 2018. They developed the Perceive: Recall: Plan and Perform System (PRPP). The PRPP Assessment is a standardised, client centred, criterion referenced, occupational therapy assessment of occupational performance. It is used with clients of any age, gender, diagnosis, or cultural background whose performance is compromised by difficulties with the cognitive demands of occupations. The assessment yields information about performance mastery and cognitive strategy application behaviours.

Strategy application behaviours assessed align with dimensions of attention and perception (P), learning, memory and recall (R), planning, decision-making and judgment (P), and the capacity to act on decisions and follow-through with plans (P). Findings from the PRPP Assessment are then used to plan PRPP intervention where the focus is on developing strategy application behaviours required by everyday tasks and to improve task performance mastery. The PRPP assessment is used internationally, and has been translated into several languages. It has established validity in a variety of practice domains including neurology, mental health, learning disabilities, autism, chronic pain, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, and dementia.

Over a one week period they will run a 5 day assessment course.

Date Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July 2018
Times 8:30 – 16:30
Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como

Cost

Early bird before 23/4/18
Member $900
Rural and remote member $800.
Non member $1875
Student member $450

Standard after 23/4/18
Member $1100
Rural and remote member $1000.
Non-members $1875
Student member $500

Refreshments
Welcome coffee /tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided on all days.

PD registration form (2018)

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INTRODUCTION TO THE HIERARCHIC DEMENTIA SCALE-REVISED (HDS-R) AND THE POSSIBILITY ORIENTED APPROACH TO CARE PLANNING – JACKIE REYNOLDS

The workshop is aimed at health professionals who care for people living with dementia, and contains a very brief introduction about dementia before centering on the HDS-R, what it is, how to use it and how to turn the outcomes into a meaningful care plan for someone with dementia. It is highly interactive and the participants will leave with copies of the PowerPoint and the Possibility Oriented Approach manual, plus some other resources.

Workshop objectives are:

  • Understand the underpinning theory of the HDS-R
  • Demonstrate ability to assess people with dementia using the HDS-R
  • Combine the results of HDS-R assessments with a Possibility Oriented Approach to provide person-centered interventions.

Jackie Reynolds who is presenting this course, is an OT with over 16 years clinical experience. She has previously spent 5 years working for a major Victorian hospital, however much of her experience has been in aged care, with 11 years in the field. As well as earning a Cert IV in Dementia practice: Jackie earned her Cert IV in Training and Assessment, and has provided workshops throughout the state for Baptistcare, on risk enablement and the Montessori approach. She also previously worked at Bendigo TAFE, delivering the Cert III Therapy Assistant course. Having worked for Baptistcare for the past four years, she is currently self-employed working as a consultant.

With the sponsorship of Dementia Training Australia we are able to provide this workshop at a significantly reduced cost.

Date Friday 10th August 2018
Times 9:00 – 16:00
Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como

Cost

Early bird before10/7/18
Member $75
Rural and remote member $55
Non member $110
Student member $50

Standard after 10/7/18
Member $90
Rural and remote member $65
Non-members $110
Student member $60

Refreshments
Welcome coffee /tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

PD registration form (2018)

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MEMORY STRATEGIES FOLLOWING ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY – Gillian Smith

Gill Smith has over twenty five years experience as an Occupational Therapist she has worked in a variety of settings including out-patients and community based rehabilitation both in Perth and England, with adults aged 16+ who have a variety of impairments. In the past she has developed and delivered tutorials to Hallam and Edith Cowan University Occupational Therapy schools.

This workshop is aimed at Occupational Therapists with experience of working in this clinical area and will cover –

  • The use of information processing model of cognition to describe and understand the skills needed for memory
  • Encoding, storage and retrieval outlined with ideas about how to identify and manage problems at each stage
  • Categories / memory types described with examples of application in everyday life
  • Factors that impact on everybody’s effective memory with ideas to improve memory function
  • Assessment tools and their use
  • Rehabilitation principles and strategies for impairments of each skill and memory category will be revisited and explored with case examples used to illustrate points

Date Monday September 17th 2018
Times 13:00 – 17:00 course – 17:00 – 18:00 refreshments
Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como

Cost

Early bird before 17/8/18
Member $100.00
Rural and remote member $75
Non member $187.50
Student member $50

Standard after 17/8/18
Member $125.00
Rural and remote member $92.50
Non-members $187.50
Student member $65

Refreshments
Afternoon tea and refreshments after the course are provided.

PD registration form (2018)

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Advanced Rocktape Course 

The advanced RockTape course is designed for those who have already completed a Rocktape introduction course or who are experienced users of kinesiology tape.

Participants will learn: 

  • Regional taping applications – variations for common presentations like knees and shoulders
  • Postural applications
  • Introduction to “tweak taping”- using small strips of tape to achieve skin glides to improve pain and movement
  • Scar taping
  • Fascial chain taping

The course also has a “Participant Masterclass” which enables the course attendees to share their own variations on RockTape applications that they have had success with in the clinic.

WAOTA is combining with RockTape to produce this one day course for OT’s.

RockTape is Australia’s number one selling brand of kinesiology tape, elastic therapeutic tape. RockTape was designed in the USA and is manufactured in South Korea, ensuring the highest quality control. RockTape HQ is here in Perth.

Unlike rigid tape which many people find too stiff and restrictive, RockTape is stretchy and is quickly becoming the preferred tape used by practitioners, as additional adjunct to treat injuries – by reducing pain and accelerating recovery. RockTape can also be used to enhance performance by improving form and technique, as well as reducing post-exercise soreness.

RockTape courses teach a framework of kinesiology taping – concepts not recipes, so it’s much easier for attendees to apply clinically to their customer group – i.e. lower limb, upper limb, paediatric and geriatrics.

THIS COURSE IS LIMITED IN PARTICIPANTS

SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY

Date Friday October 5th, 2018
Times 9:00 – 17:00
Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como

Cost

Early bird before 5/8/18
Member $290.00
Rural and remote member $240.00
Non member $390.00
Student member $190.00

Standard after 5/8/18
Member $340.00
Rural and remote member $265.00
Non-members $390.00
Student member $190.00

PRICE INCLUDES ALL ROCKTAPE AT THE COURSE AS WELL AS SAMPLES OF ROCKTAPE TO TAKE HOME

Refreshments
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

PD registration form (2018)

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Occupational Therapy and Cerebral Palsy: evidence based interventions

 

We are delighted to have secured Dr Leanne Sakzewski to present 2 outstanding courses in October.

 

About the Presenter :-

Dr Sakzewski is an occupational therapist with 30 years clinical and research experience working with children with congenital and acquired disabilities and their families. She conducted a large randomised controlled trial investigating the efficacy of constraint induced movement therapy and bimanual occupational therapy for children with cerebral palsy as part of her PhD. She has since conducted a number of trials of rehabilitation interventions for infants, children and adolescents with cerebral palsy and acquired brain injuries. She held a NHMRC TRIP (Translating Research into Practice) Fellowship between 2012 and 2014 investigating ways of increasing the uptake of evidence into practice by occupational therapists for cerebral palsy upper limb interventions. Prior to commencing her PhD in 2006, Dr Sakzewski worked clinically as a senior occupational therapist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane and Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth working primarily in paediatric rehabilitation.

 

About the course :-

The last 15 years has seen a rapid expansion of evidence in the management of children with cerebral palsy. One of the largest bodies of evidence lies in the area of upper limb interventions.

Content: Throughout the session, participants will be provided with the most up to date synthesis of evidence for occupational therapy interventions in cerebral palsy. Content will cover the state of the evidence for interventions for children under the age of two, school aged children and adolescents. Motor training approaches, occupational therapy home programs, interventions targeting participation and social skills will be highlighted. Participants will learn about outcome assessments they can consider when working with children with cerebral palsy.

 

In this course, participants will:

  • Learn the state of the evidence for occupational therapy interventions in cerebral palsy
  • Learn about the “gold standard” assessments available to inform and evaluate clinical practice in cerebral palsy
  • Become aware of current clinical practice guidelines and care pathways in the management of children with cerebral palsy.

 

This course is suitable for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Students

 

Occupational Therapy and Cerebral Palsy: evidence based interventions
Date Saturday 27th October, 2018

08:00 – 16:00

Venue Pagoda Conference Room, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como
Cost

 

 

 

Early bird before 27/9/18

Member $200.00

Rural/remote member $150.00

Non-members $375.00

Student $100.00

Standard rate after 27/9/18

Member $250.00

Rural/remote member $187.50

Non-members $375.00

Student $120.00

Refreshments Welcome coffee /tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

PD registration form (2018)

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How to turn research into practice

We are delighted to have secured Dr Leanne Sakzewski to present 2 outstanding courses in October.

About the Presenter :-

Dr Sakzewski is an occupational therapist with 30 years clinical and research experience working with children with congenital and acquired disabilities and their families. She conducted a large randomised controlled trial investigating the efficacy of constraint induced movement therapy and bimanual occupational therapy for children with cerebral palsy as part of her PhD. She has since conducted a number of trials of rehabilitation interventions for infants, children and adolescents with cerebral palsy and acquired brain injuries. She held a NHMRC TRIP (Translating Research into Practice) Fellowship between 2012 and 2014 investigating ways of increasing the uptake of evidence into practice by occupational therapists for cerebral palsy upper limb interventions. Prior to commencing her PhD in 2006, Dr Sakzewski worked clinically as a senior occupational therapist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane and Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth working primarily in paediatric rehabilitation.

About the course :-

Adopting research evidence into routine clinical practice takes an unpredictable and often long period of time, requiring theoretically informed implementation strategies to drive change in the workplace.

Throughout the workshop, participants will work through a systematic process based on the Implementation of Change Model to determine practical ways to progress change in their workplace and adoption of research evidence into routine clinical practice.

This will include consideration of :-

  • How the research evidence could be adapted for the local context,
  • Understanding existing care practice and how much it differs from the evidence,
  • Practical ways of collecting data to map current practice against evidence criteria;
  • Understanding barriers and enablers to change (individual, team/unit, organisational);
  • Understanding the readiness for change in the workplace
  • Select and develop improvement strategies
  • Integration of change into care practice routines for sustainability.

Participants will :-

  • Learn methods for translating evidence into practice
  • Learn methods of evaluating clinical performance against specific evidence criteria both before and after implementing changes in clinical practice;
  • Understand methods of identifying potential barriers and enablers to implementing changes in clinical practice;
  • Develop knowledge about possible implementation strategies and identify and develop their own strategies to enable change to be integrated into routine clinical practice.

This course is suitable for Occupational Therapists and all Allied Health Professionals.

How to turn research into practice

 

Date Sunday 28th October, 2018

08:30 – 16:30

Venue Pagoda Conference Room, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como
Cost

 

 

 

Early bird before 28/9/18

Member $200.00

Rural/remote member $150.00

Non-members $375.00

Student $100.00

Standard rate after 28/9/18

Member $250.00

Rural/remote member $187.50

Non-members $375.00

Student $120.00

Refreshments Welcome coffee /tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

PD registration form (2018)

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Neurology and Anatomy of the Upper Limb (lets get hands on !)

We are very excited to have Associate Professor Anthony Pohl give a course on Neurology and Anatomy of the Upper Limb in November 2018.

Mr. A. P. Pohl is the Director, Orthopaedic Trauma, at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University of Adelaide.

He has a major interest in pelvic and acetabular fractures, external fixation and fracture healing and is actively involved in teaching, instrument design and technology.

What is unique about his courses is that he teaches with a “hands on” approach

What will you learn at the course ?

Neurology and Anatomy, but in a “hands on” fashion, with illustrations of how to examine various nerves or muscle function, and then undertaking that on “buddies”. Several “tricks” of the trade-in examination technique, and often several techniques of examining a specific muscle, or nerve (by examining that muscle) are also covered. The anatomy is covered in an intuitive matter, using principles, rules and “easy to remember” facts.

How can you apply this ?

After the course is the benefits of all the above, i.e. a new “paradigm” in the approach to and understanding of anatomy and neurology through a practical “how to do” approach.

Agenda 

Examination of nerve roots of the upper and lower limb (everything you need to know, up to Fellowship level, in 10 easy facts i.e. the equivalent of one STD code and telephone number).

Neurology and anatomy of the arm

Neurology and anatomy of the forearm

Neurology and anatomy of the shoulder

Examination of nerves of the hand

How to examine all the nerves of the brachial plexus/upper limb

 

Neurology and Anatomy of the Upper Limb
Date Friday 30thNovember 2018

08:30 – 17:00

Venue Pagoda Conference Room, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como
Cost

 

 

 

Early bird before 20/9/18

Member $200.00

Rural/remote member $150.00

Non-members $375.00

Student $100.00

Standard rate after 20/9/18

Member $250.00

Rural/remote member $187.50

Non-members $375.00

Student $120.00

Refreshments Welcome coffee /tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

 

PD registration form (2018)

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