Ballarat - Primary School Strategies

Tips and strategies for a smooth start to 2016, and for success throughout the year!

Professional Development Seminar

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Date: Tuesday 10th November 2015
Time: 9:30am - 1pm. Includes morning tea.
Venue: Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, Eureka Ballroom, 613 Main Road, Ballarat, Victoria 3350. Turn off Main Road into Burdeu Street to the main carpark.
Cost: $95 per person.
Cap on attendance numbers: 80

SLP Seminars are fast paced with powerful presentations and workshop sessions. The day moves very quickly with information and strategies provided throughout. We recommend you get a good night’s sleep and come prepared for the day with a clear, refreshed mind so we can fill it with strategies to transition into 2016 smoothly and successfully!

Our presenters will take you through the following:

Stephanie Crawford (Speech Therapy):

- Speech therapy – why is it so important for children with an ASD?
- Importance of motivators and reinforcement in driving positive behaviour change and overcoming anxiety
- Pragmatics and theory of mind explained and strategies provided to assist in these areas
- Strategies to help your child with social skills for school and home

Tricia Murphy (Social Skills Specialist):

- Good playing rules, how to join in at recess and lunchtimes
- How to help children develop good listening skills
- Simple strategies to improve challenges with daily school activities such as lining up and sitting on the floor
- How these strategies help children develop confidence, which in turn, increases learning for all!

Amanda Curtis (Disclosing Asperger’s)

- Environmental considerations for the classroom - setting up an autism friendly classroom
- What is a Positive Behaviour Support Plan and how is one put together and implemented?
- Disclosing Asperger's/ASD's so that children on the spectrum are understood, accepted and celebrated!

Additionally, there is a workshop session built into the day where further practical classroom strategies are provided and a chance for teachers to work on their own challenges in the classroom to come up with solutions.