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 Workshop Registration at 8:30 AM

 Workshop Runs from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Developmental Language Disorder, Vocabulary targets and therapy techniques. What do SLP’s need to know?


Smart Work Hub, Level 2 Oran Park Podium,
351 Oran Park Drive, Oran Park

$199.00 AUD

About the Workshop

This one day workshop focusing on the diagnostic changes and terms for Developmental Language Disorder, as well as increasing your knowledge and therapy skills for selecting vocabulary targets and teaching those targets.

The morning session will give you the opportunity as a SLP to learn about new diagnostic decision-making process and recommended terminology for developmental language disorder. The focus will be on implications for you and your community of practice. 

The second half of the workshop will address robust vocabulary instruction, lexical selection and therapy targets suitable for school-aged children with language disorder.  During the workshop Natalie will provide a summary of the available approaches for lexical selection and participants will practice in small groups selecting vocabulary targets and therapy techniques consistent with tiered vocabulary approaches and robust vocabulary instruction (Beck & McKeown, 2013). 

 Workshop Registration at 8:30 AM

 Workshop Runs from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Intervention for Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorders presented by Professors Gina Conti-Ramsden and Kevin Durkin


Ibis Hotel Melbourne
15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne, 3000


Campbelltown Catholic Club
20-22 Camden Road, Campbelltown, 2560

$495.00 AUD

About the Workshop

Focus:  The workshop will have a practical, clinical emphasis on intervention for social communication disorders and pragmatic language difficulties in children and young people.  The workshop will have a particular focus on the SCIP intervention programme recently developed in Manchester, UK.

The workshop will make use of video, activities, and demonstrations of therapy targets and activities.

Client group: Children and young people with social communication difficulties, children with language disorders with additional pragmatic difficulties and children with high-functioning autism.

Age group: Most relevant for therapists who are working with school age children (from 5/6 years of age upwards).

Materials: The workshop will provide all the necessary information/handouts for the two-days.



 Workshop Registration at 8:30 AM

 Workshop Runs from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Speech Pathologists and Literacy: What is best practice? 2017

Sydney  25th January 2017

Smart Hub, Level 2 Oran Park Town Centre,

351 Oran Park Drive, Oran Park

$199.00 AUD

Workshop brief

SLPs in NSW are taking up an increasing range of roles in the professional field of literacy education and intervention. Our roles include direct support and advocacy for clients with literacy difficulties and their families, and direct support and professional development for teachers and school communities. This is still, however, somewhat unchartered territory for us - the presence of SLPs in the area of literacy is relatively new, and it is often not clearly understood how and why our SLP skills might add value to students’ literacy education. The NSW context in which we are working is one where opposing literacy practices within the Education Departments are very contentiously argued, and where SLPs are not routinely a part of the Education workforce. It is important for SLPs to understand this educational context, and to be prepared to give good answers when we are asked what we have to offer. 

In this context, this workshop will facilitate some detailed discussions of practical and evidenced-based strategies SLPs might use in assessment and intervention. 

Assumed background reading for this workshop is an excellent recent article produced by the Centre for Independent Studies, as part of the FIVE from FIVE Child Literacy Project: This article provides a concise, research-based summary of best educational practice surrounding the five critical components of literacy outlined by the National Reading Panel (NICHHD, 2000): phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency. It is also required reading for the course.

Our workshop will take each of these five components in turn, and discuss assessment, direct intervention, and consultative strategies that SLPs might implement in the NSW context. Reference to case studies will be provided.

We will begin the day, however, with a broader look at language development in both the oral
and written modalities, trying to tease out the inter-dependence of these two modalities as individuals grow to be competent participants in a literate society. I will present a model of the sources of literacy, using a graphic image that SLPs might find useful as they argue in support of the roles they might play in the literacy area.


If you have concerns for your child's talking, understanding or speech sound development contact Chatterbox Speech Pathology to book an assessment.


(02) 4731 2432

680 High Street Penrith,
NSW 2750

Oran Park

(02) 4647 6777

Oran Park Podium, Level 3, Suite 306, 351 Oran Park
Drive, Oran Park, NSW, 2570

Bella Vista

(02) 8814 1821

T1 Building, Level 3, Suite 306, 14-16 Lexington
Drive, Bella Vista, NSW, 2153

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