UPCOMING COURSES

Dyspraxia

Presented by – Lisa Scott

We are delighted to have secured again Lisa Scott from Melbourne to present this exciting course after their successful “Tools for Schools” and “Dyspraxia” courses over the past years. Lisa is an Occupational Therapist with nearly 30 years experience.

Students with learning difficulties, developmental coordination disorder/dyspraxia, and/or sensory processing skill issues, will often experience difficulty succeeding in their learning environment/school. Research evidence supports the effectiveness of providing occupational therapy in ecological or natural settings.

Dyspraxia is a neurological (brain) disorder in which messages from the brain to the muscles are disrupted. It can affect many different functions such as writing, dressing, speaking, eating or skipping. Dyspraxia is usually referred to as a motor planning and execution disorder.

Dyspraxia can develop through damage to the brain from an accident, stroke or illness. Dyspraxia may also develop in young children when there is no brain injury or no obvious cause.

Children with oral dyspraxia usually have no problems with automatic oral movements such as licking an ice cream, but they have great difficulty with doing oral movements on demand, for example, poking out their tongue when you ask them to.

Verbal dyspraxia is also a neurological disorder and affects the production of speech. There is no actual damage to the nerves or muscles used in speech, but the child cannot voluntarily coordinate their muscles to produce the right speech sounds or words. Verbal dyspraxia can develop after an injury to the brain.

Lisa will present a two day workshop that explores the current thinking about what is dyspraxia and how it impacts on Children’s abilities to participate in their daily occupations. Current literature about assessment and intervention approaches will be presented in this practical workshop.

About the Presenter

Lisa Scott BApp.Sci (Occ Ther)

Lisa completed her undergraduate training at La Trobe University in 1989. Her work has taken her to many, many pre-schools and schools on 3 continents over the past 29 years. She currently spends 2 out of 6 days in her private practice working in school settings. Lisa has completed study related to working in schools, with Mary Benbow in Boston, Rhoda Erhardt in Pennsylvania, at the Ayres clinic in California and of course in Australia! She is SIPT- certified and has also completed NDT certification. Lisa enjoys using the best treatment approaches for each child she sees, based on the issues they present with.

Date Friday May 18th and Saturday May 19th, 2018
Times 9:00 – 17:00
Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como

Cost

Early bird before 18/4/18
Member $400
Rural/ remote $300
Non-members $750
Student $200

Standard rate after 18/4/18
Member $500
Rural/ remote $350
Non-members $750
Student $250

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

PD registration form (2018)

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Anatomy – Upper and Lower Limbs

We are delighted to have Dr Beatriz IR de Oliveira present an anatomy course focussing on Upper and Lower limbs. Following a successful Anatomy refresher course in 2017, this course has been requested by many of our members. Dr Beatriz IR de Oliveira is a physiotherapist and lecturer at the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University. This course involves the study of the various structures of the upper limbs and their role in facilitating life’s many functions. Several strategies will be implemented to teach and encourage Occupational Therapists to apply their knowledge in palpatory anatomy, surface anatomy, postural analysis and clinical anatomy of the upper and lower limbs.

The course will be divided into four sessions:

Session (module) 1:
Palpatory anatomy: bony landmarks of the upper and lower limbs
Review main bony landmarks of the upper limb
Identify main bony landmarks of the upper and lower limbs through placatory anatomy
Understand clinical relevance of bony landmarks

Session (module) 2:
Surface anatomy: muscles of the upper and lower limbs
Review superficial muscles of the upper and lower limbs
Analyse surface anatomy and function of muscles of the upper and lower limbs

Session (module) 3:
Postural analysis: refresher
Practice postural analysis via the identification of landmarks and symmetry in the frontal and sagittal planes
Analyse scapulohumeral rhythm

Session (module) 4:
Clinical anatomy: upper limb
Review courses of major peripheral nerves arising from the brachial plexus
Review upper limb clinical presentations
Utilise anatomical knowledge to apply principles of clinical measurement

Palpatory/surface anatomy and postural analysis sessions require suitable clothing i.e. shorts and t-shirt, as well as sports bra or tank top underneath clothing. Participants must be ready to disrobe for this exciting practical course.

Date Friday 8th June
8:30 – 17:00
Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como

Cost

Early bird before 8/5/18
Member $200
Rural/ remote $150
Non-members $375
Student $100

Standard rate after 8/5/18
Member $250
Rural/ remote $175
Non-members $375
Student $200

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

PD registration form (2018)

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Lower Back Pain – Advanced

This full day course has been compiled and will be presented by Jessica Press and Brett Zani, occupational therapists who have been working in injury and pain management, applying soft tissue treatment techniques along with a broad range of occupational therapy interventions for over 20 years. In aim to provide a high level of comprehensive training within the soft tissue sector of injury and pain management this course is appropriate for any occupational therapist working in or who have worked in soft tissue. It will also be available to those who have completed WAOTA’s level 1 soft tissue basics course or WAOTA’s anatomy review course. This course is appropriate for occupational therapy students who are in their final years 2 years of their undergraduate study or final year for postgraduate GEM students.

By the end of this course the attendee’s will have knowledge of:

A comprehensive understanding of common lower back pathologies and how they impact a person’s occupational performance.

How to utilise postural and orthopaedic assessments in a clinical setting to recognise common lower back pathologies.

Apply advanced soft tissue treatment techniques in appropriate situations to treat lower back pain.

Make clinical recommendations for rehabilitation of lower back pain which have been considered using evidence based data.

The course will provide theoretical and practical elements allowing the attendee’s to feel confident performing assessments to help recognise lower back diagnosis as well as being able to provide soft tissue treatment techniques. For occupational therapists already employing soft tissue techniques this course aims to enhance and develop diagnostic, treatment and evaluation skills and facilitate lasting functional outcomes for their clients.

Date Friday 13th July
Time 8:30 – 17:00
Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como

Cost

Early bird before 13/5/18
Member $200
Rural/ remote $150
Non-members $375
Student $100

Standard rate after 13/5/18
Member $250
Rural/ remote $175
Non-members $375
Student $200

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

PD registration form (2018)

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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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