Pre-Conference Workshops

All AusACPDM 2020 pre-Conference workshops will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020 at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre and there is an exciting range of workshops on offer:


Session descriptions coming soon. You will be able to add or change sessions until spaces fill/prior to Conference commencement. 


Workshop 1: Robotics in Action – Offsite location at Perth Children’s Hospital
Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Time: 8.30am arrival, 9am – 12pm workshop
Venue: Perth Children’s Hospital
Speaker: Dr Andreas Meyer-Heim, Chief Medical Officer, Rehabilitation Centre Affoltern am Albis and Division of Rehabilitation, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, and Jen Colegate

In the introduction of this workshop we will look at the rationale, the options of application as well as the current state of research and evidence of robotic devices for upper and lower extremities used in paediatrics rehab. We investigate the clinical implementation and the role of the therapist in the application of these novel rehab technologies.

During a practical session, participants will have the opportunity exploring and get “hands-on” in touch with some of the devices in order to gather information from a practical perspective.

Clinical video examples of patients are used to interactively discuss the indication and possible contraindications for robotic therapies as well as patient’s journeys.


Workshop 2Routines Based Coaching
Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Time:8.30am – 11.30am
Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Speaker: Denise Luscombe, Assistant Director WA Practice, National Disability Insurance Agency

 


Workshop 3: CTN – CRE Hot Topics
Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Speaker: Professor Roslyn Boyd, Leanne Sakzewski, Associate Professor Michael Fahey

 


Workshop 4: Consumer Engagement in Research
Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Speaker: Anne McKenzie AM, Community Engagement Manager, Telethon Kids Institute

 


Workshop 5: State of the Science in Communication 
Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Speaker: Professor Katie Hustad, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin

Approximately 60% of children with cerebral palsy (CP) have some type of communication disorder, which may include dysarthria and its associated speech intelligibility deficits; language and/or cognitive impairments; or a combination of both speech and language/cognitive problems. Children with CP are heterogeneous in their speech, language, and communication abilities.  Classification of communication profiles is an important means for reducing heterogeneity and enables us to better understand growth, predict outcomes, and develop treatment plans that are profile group specific.  In this presentation we will discuss speech and language classification profiles and recent research findings highlighting speech and language outcomes that are classification-group specific.  We will also discuss findings from our longitudinal research on speech and language growth curves and how findings relate to clinical decision-making for communication interventions. The seminar will feature case examples, including repeated samples over years from the same children.  The seminar will emphasise translation of research findings into clinical practice and will integrate discussions of evidence-based decision making throughout.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify different strategies for classifying speech, language, and communication in children with CP and discuss similarities and differences among approaches.
  • Describe the range of communication strengths and deficits in children with CP and the associated speech-language profile groups used in our clinical research.
  • Describe findings of studies examining growth of speech intelligibility in children with CP and relate findings to clinical profile groups.
  • Explain the importance of growth curves and cut points for separating typical from atypical intelligibility development among children with CP.

Workshop 6: Transitional Care Pathways
Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Speaker: Professor Jan Willem-Gorter, Director & Scientist, CanChildCentre for Childhood Disability Research


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