Professional Development Program in 2018

We are delighted to offer a full professional development program with a range of courses and workshops in 2018 for professionals working with children with hearing loss.

Professional development courses for hearing lossBelow is a list of the professional development program available in 2018. You can also download our professional development program brochure here.

Please feel free to forward this information on to colleagues who may be interested in attending. 

2018 Professional development program

Term 1
Understanding Hearing Loss: Tips and tricks for supporting a child with hearing loss in your class

Completing this professional development course will contribute 2 hours of QTC registered PD addressing Standards 3 & 4 and also covering standard Descriptors 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 5.1.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2.

  • Two-hour introduction to hearing loss and its effect for preschool/classroom teachers with students with HL integrated into their classroom
  • What are the implications of having a hearing loss?
  • How can classroom teachers facilitate optimal progress for their students with hearing loss?
  • Identifying and fixing challenges
  • Practical audiology tips to assist in the classroom
  • Top ten practical classroom teaching tips
  • What is an FM?
  • Fee $50 pp, morning tea and lunch included in the cost

Date: Thursday 22nd February 2018

VENUE:  The Shepherd Centre CANBERRA, 1 Nealie Place, RIVETT

TIME:  10:00am – 12:00pm

Date:  Monday 26th February 2018

VENUE: The Shepherd Centre Newtown, 146 Burren Street, NEWTOWN 

TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Uncurling the Cochlea: Understanding cochlear implant candidacy in 2017

Completing this course will contribute 8 hours of QTC registered PD addressing Standards 3 & 4 and also covering standard Descriptors 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 5.1.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2.

  • Full-day course suited for professionals working with primary and high school students, infants and children with hearing loss
  • Understanding the process of cochlear implant candidacy in 2018
  • Expectations at the various ages and stages both pre- and post-cochlear implant surgery
  • Understanding equipment
  • How to recognise which children with unilateral hearing loss may benefit from cochlear implants
  • Fee $250 pp, includes morning tea, lunch and training manual with multiple re-usable handouts

Date:   Monday 9th April 2018

VENUE: The Shepherd Centre, 146 Burren Street, NEWTOWN, NSW 2042 

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Date:  Thursday 12th April 2018

VENUE:  TQI Headquarters, 170 Haydon Drive, BRUCE, ACT

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Click here to register for Uncurling the Cochlea

 

Term 2
Confident Kids: Enhancing social skills in children with hearing loss, from infancy to school age

Completing this course will contribute 8 hours of QTC registered PD addressing Standards 3 & 4 and also covering standard Descriptors 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 5.1.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2.

  • Full-day course suited for professionals working with primary and high school students, infants and children with hearing loss
  • Understanding Theory of Mind
  • What is the link between Theory of Mind and social skill development?
  • How can we enhance these skills?
  • Practical Strategies to assist from infancy to high school
  • Fee $250 pp, includes morning tea, lunch and training manual with multiple re-usable handouts

Date:  Monday 7th May 2018

VENUE:  The Shepherd Centre, 146 Burren Street, NEWTOWN 

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Thursday 10th May 2018

VENUE:  TQI Headquarters, 170 Haydon Drive, BRUCE, ACT

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Click here to register for Confident Kids

Let’s Speak About Speech: Developing and enhancing speech skills for children with HL at all ages

Completing this course will contribute 8 hours of QTC registered PD addressing Standards 3 & 4 and also covering standard Descriptors 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 5.1.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2.

  • Full-day course suited for professionals working with primary and high school students, infants and children with hearing loss
  • Understand the ages and stages of typical speech development
  • Recognise how hearing loss impact upon speech development
  • Practise determining appropriate speech goals and programs of remediation for children with hearing loss
  • Fee $250 pp, includes morning tea, lunch and training manual with multiple re-usable handouts

Date:   Monday 2nd July 2018

VENUE:  The Shepherd Centre, 146 Burren Street, NEWTOWN 

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Date:   Thursday 5th July 2018

VENUE:  TQI Headquarters, 170 Haydon Drive, BRUCE, ACT

TIME:   9:00am – 4:00pm

Click here to register for Let’s speak about speech

 

Term 3
101 Therapy Ideas to Climb the Listening and Spoken Language Ladder

Completing this course will contribute 8 hours of QTC registered PD addressing Standards 3 & 4 and also covering standard Descriptors 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 3.7.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2.

  • Understand and apply the latest research-based evidence
  • Techniques to develop optimal Listening, speech, language
  • Practical application of the Ten Principles of Listening and Spoken Language development
  • Ability to plan lessons to include key elements of Listening and Spoken Language Therapy
  • Full-day course suited for professionals working with primary and high school students, infants and children with hearing loss
  • Fee $250 pp, includes morning tea, lunch and training manual with multiple re-usable handouts

Date:  Monday 30th July

VENUE:  The Shepherd Centre, 146 Burren Street, NEWTOWN 

TIME:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Date:   Thursday 2nd August

VENUE:  TQI Headquarters, 170 Haydon Drive, BRUCE, ACT

TIME:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Click here to register for 101 Ideas

 

Bouncing with Babies: Setting our babies with hearing loss on paths for optimal success

Completing this course will contribute 8 hours of QTC registered PD addressing Standards 3 & 4 and also covering standard Descriptors 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 3.7.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2.

  • Best practice support for babies with hearing loss and their families, including setting goals and assessing therapy options for infants in 201
  • Practise determining baby’s functional hearing loss and what steps to take next
  • Deciding on optimal amplification devices – who would benefit from cochlear implants of hearing aids. 
  • Full-day course suited for professionals working with primary school students, infants and children with hearing loss
  • Fee $250 pp, includes morning tea, lunch and training manual with multiple re-usable handouts

Date:  Monday 24th September

VENUE: The Shepherd Centre, 146 Burren Street, NEWTOWN 

TIME:   9:00am – 4:00pm

Date:   Thursday 27th September

VENUE:   TQI Headquarters, 170 Haydon Drive, BRUCE, ACT

TIME:   9:00am – 4:00pm

Click here to register for Bouncing with Babies

 

Term 4
NEW! The Magic FLI (Functional Listening Index)

Accreditation pending. Contact us for more information 

  • A revolutionary NEW tool developed by the Shepherd Centre to measure and address functional listening skills
  • Introduction of online tool that can assist both teachers and parents tracking and enhancing skills
  • Early enhancement of Functional Listening skills can predict:
    • language 
    • speech
    • literacy and
    • social skills development
  • Full-day course suited for professionals working with primary and high school students, infants and children with hearing loss

Date: Monday 22nd October 2018

VENUE:  The Shepherd Centre, 146 Burren Street, NEWTOWN 

TIME:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Date:  Thursday 25th October 2018

VENUE:  TQI Headquarters, 170 Haydon Drive, BRUCE, ACT

TIME:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Monday 12th November 2018

VENUE: Launceston – TBC

TIME:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Thursday 15th November 2018

VENUE: The Old Wool Store, 1 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 

TIME:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Click here to register for Functioning Listening Index Course

If you have any questions about our professional development program please contact

Anne Fulcher, Principal Listening and Spoken Language Specialist direct via email:  [email protected], or 

Clinical Administration at: [email protected]