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Navigating the NDIS, particularly within a therapy setting, can be both rewarding and challenging for many occupational therapists.
The availability of affordable professional clinical training and supervision has been limited to date. However, with the increasing demand for services, the need for quality and expert occupational therapy training has never been more necessary.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Thursday 9 February 2023
    In this interactive webinar, we take a closer look at OT functional assessment processes, and standardised and non-standardised assessment tools, for NDIS participants with psychosocial disability due to mental health conditions. We'll unpack the OT assessment toolbox and explore matching assessments to client need. AND we'll discuss how to incorporate assessment results into your functional assessment reports, in a manner that is compatible with NDIS concepts, principles and expectations.
    Online Webinar
  • Friday 10 February 2023
    This webinar will provide attendees with increased knowledge and understanding in delivered comprehensive functional assessments. Including what a functional assessment entails, when it should be completed, how to conduct the assessment and preparation of the report. This webinar will also aim to address questions around what your template should include and understand the non standardised and set standardised assessments tools required by the NDIS, for this service.
    Webinar
  • Wednesday 15 February 2023
    This webinar provides information regarding the process by which participants can challenge NDIS decisions, including via the AAT. It will detail the OT role in supporting participants through internal reviews and then applying to the AAT, including understanding documentation requirements and providing evidence at a hearing. Case studies will be presented and discussed, allowing participants to gain understanding of "what happens in practice" along the often long road to the AAT. Two Part Series -15th February and 1st March from 11am to 12.30pm (AEDT)
    Webinar
  • Thursday 16 February 2023
    This webinar will provide an overview of the recovery model for psychosocial disability, explore OT recovery oriented practice & relevant assessments & interviews and review the newly developed NDIS Psychosocial Recovery Framework and implications for OT Practice.
    Online Webinar
  • Friday 17 February 2023
    Are you employing new grads in 2023? This Professional Clarity series is focussed on supporting them to successfully transition from student to Allied Health Professional. Kickstart your new graduates professional careers with this practical series focussing on building foundational skills as an Allied Health Professional! 6 x 1 hour workshops being run on 17 February, 24 February, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March, 24 March 2023 from 11am to 12pm (AEDT).
  • Friday 17 February 2023
    Just what are the risks with bed prescription? From adjustable beds to rails, sticks and restrictive practices…..what do you as an OT need to know? This session will cover clinical considerations for prescription of adjustable beds for children and adults with disabilities. Discussion will include risk assessment, and feature selection in order to select the right bed to safely meet the individual needs. You will learn about zero gravity, Trendelenburg, central locking, alternative
    Webinar
  • Monday 20 February 2023
    The AT Framework is a 2-day intensive designed for OTs who have been working with AT for a few years or more supporting adults with physical conditions to live as safely and independently as possible at home. The AT Framework will increase your understanding of supportive legislations and practice models, funding options, and practical strategies on how to get the best outcomes in the most effective and efficient ways. Be able to follow the OT process steps with checklists and tools to help you in this role. The workshop fee covers both days of content.
    Online Webinar
  • Wednesday 22 February 2023
    Small group training and supervision sessions for OT's looking to increase their skills for working in SDA. Attendees will develop an understanding of the SDA rules, eligibility criteria, assessment requirements and OT role in reporting to obtain SDA funding. Two sessions will be run on the 22 February & 1 March 2023 from 9.30am to 11am (AEDT).
    Webinar
  • Thursday 23 February 2023
    This webinar will explore strategies to assess for and manage risk in psychosocial disability practice. The focus is on keeping both client, therapist and relevant others safe while providing quality, trauma-informed assessment and therapeutic support. Delivered by Muriel Cummins, OT experienced in working with clients with psycho-social disability. 1.5hour interactive webinar session.
    Online Webinar
  • Thursday 23 February 2023
    Have you ever had a client where you were concerned about their ability to make decisions? Like everyone, people with disabilities can benefit from support when making decisions. But how can we as OT's assist to identify when a client may require this assistance? This webinar is designed for OTs who are interested in learning more about Decision Making Capacity in clients with disabilities. It will provide a general introduction to Decision Making Capacity, considering the domains of capacity, how to identify and outline the signs that may indicate when someone is experiencing difficulty, and identify solutions as to how to address this. The webinar will also discuss the legal implications of Capacity. This webinar is a great introduction into Decision Making Capacity. For OT's seeking further guidance in the OT role in assessment of capacity, Webinar 2 – How to Competently Assess for Decision Making Capacity in Clients with Disabilities may be of interest.
    Webinar
  • Friday 24 February 2023
    OT functional assessments within the paediatric space are just as sought after for every other age group. But what makes them different from every other age group? This session will explore all aspects of the delivery of an OT functional assessment within the paediatric population. It will include assessment approach, common standardised assessment tools and preparation of reporting. As the treating therapist, the OT is in the best possible position to prepare a functional assessment for their paediatric client in a timely and cost effective manner. This webinar will ensure that OT's feel confident and competent in providing the best service delivery outcome.
    Webinar
  • Friday 24 February 2023
    Use of the toilet is a critical skill for independent living. The process of toileting is complex, consisting of mobilising to a toilet, undressing, positioning on the toilet, voiding bladder or bowels, cleansing the perineum area, applying / removing sanitary or incontinence products (if applicable), transferring off the toilet, redressing, flushing the toilet and washing hands. Toileting is usually mastered in early childhood and control over this private activity remains integral to a
    Webinar
  • Friday 24 February 2023
    Navigating and understanding the NDIS systems and processes can be stressful and confusing. This workshop will assist OT's to understand the basics needed to work successfully within this scheme and the skills required to feel more prepared in taking on referrals and dealing with the NDIS. Perfect for new graduates and OT’s that are new to the NDIS world. In addition to NDIS navigation, this workshop will also include tips for surviving work within the NDIS, including a refresher in relation t
    Webinar
  • Wednesday 1 March 2023
    The role of a community-based OT is very different to that of other OT’s. Constantly out and about, navigating different environments, comprehending the various funding schemes all whilst addressing functional limitations to maximise function of our clients in their own homes. Phew, it’s a big job! This series of webinars will equip community-based OT’s with the skills and knowledge required to effectively navigate the various aspects of their role. Each webinar will provide a scaffold of learning, using practical tips and process checklists to build competency in a Community OT role.
    Online Webinar
  • Thursday 2 March 2023
    This webinar will: 1. Explore the meaning of routine and factors contributing to challenges in daily routine 2. Examine the role of OT in enabling participants to build better routines 3. Describe approaches and strategies applicable to routine development and maintenance.
    Online Webinar
  • Tuesday 7 March 2023
    Do you have questions about restrictive practices? Are you confused or lacking in confidence about what the OT practitioner has to offer in the area of restrictive practice? Would you recognise and respond appropriately to restrictive practices in your day to day practice? With the advent of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission, the rules around restrictive practices have become complex. There is a lot of information to take in and understand. Many OTs are feeling like they don’t
    Webinar
  • Thursday 9 March 2023
    Small group session focussing the SDA process once eligibility has been assessed. The session will explore AT and modifications in the SDA context, timing of applications, role of the developer and transitioning to living in SDA.
    Webinar
  • Thursday 9 March 2023
    The webinar will explore the prevalence, significance and functional impact of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) broadly and from an OT perspective. We will look at therapeutic strategies and underpinning evidence for these. Assessment approaches and tools will also be reviewed.
    Online Webinar
  • Friday 10 March 2023
    This webinar looks at the functional task of cooking and the different evidence based approaches to help you assess, plan intervention and evaluate your therapeutic approach, in order to assist clients to capacity build and build this specific life skill.
    Webinar
  • Friday 10 March 2023
    Independent toileting is an essential life skill for many of our younger clients. For some it comes easy and for others, it can be a long, stressful and complex journey to toileting success. As clinicians, we are often asked to play an active role in the development of this important life skill. But how do we know where and when to start? Throughout this workshop we will learn about toileting developmental norms, considerations of toileting acquisition stages and how to support the family as a whole through this important goal. This workshop is targeted towards building your confidence as an OT to supporting younger children 0-12 years to develop independence with toileting.
    Online Webinar
  • Tuesday 14 March 2023
    Are you new to the world of standardised assessments? Feeling slightly confused and overwhelmed by all that are available? In this session, we look at how to access, administer, score and report on some commonly used assessment tools for functional capacity assessments. You will see these assessment tools in action on your screen and pick up handy hints on how to easily implement them into your practice.
    Webinar
  • Tuesday 14 March 2023
    This webinar will provide attendee’s with a comprehensive overview of working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and how to best advocate for their support needs. The session aims to:
    Webinar
  • Wednesday 15 March 2023
    It's the referral that makes us all tremble, an application is needed for an assistance dog. We know there are guidelines and templates, but how do we best articulate the information required for a successful application? This two hour interactive session will provide an overview of the NDIS guidelines for assistance animals, steps/process for an assistance dog application including assessment, supporting evidence and AT template, and avoiding the common pitfalls in preparing these application
    Webinar
  • Thursday 16 March 2023
    OT’s are well-placed to address fluctuating motivation of our client groups. This webinar will be relevant to OT’s across a broad range of practice areas, and can contribute to CPD hours for BAMH -registered mental health OT. This webinar will: 1. Examine motivational theory applicable to OT practice 2. Describe motivational approaches and strategies applicable to practice 3. Motivating environments: Setting our clients up well to maximise motivation
    Online Webinar
  • Thursday 16 March 2023
    The purchase of both webinar series - Series 1 - Foundation Skills - Working as a Community OT and Series 2 - AT and Home mods - Interventions in People’s Homes
    Online Webinar
  • Friday 17 March 2023
    Executive functioning difficulties…. Do you know what this looks like in our younger clients? Are you working with children or young adults who have difficulties with completing tasks independently, effectively and with purpose? This workshop will support you to consider executive functioning skills and the impact these have on our client’s ability to become independent. This workshop is targeted to towards building your confidence as an OT to support school aged to young adults to increase their independence, reach their goals and find strategies to manage their executive functioning difficulties.
    Online Webinar
  • Thursday 23 March 2023
    The webinar will explore the prevalence, significance and functional impact of compulsive hoarding broadly and from an OT perspective. We will look at therapeutic strategies and underpinning evidence for these. Assessment approaches and tools will also be reviewed. This webinar is designed with the needs of NDIS participants with psychosocial disability, in mind.
    Webinar
  • Friday 24 March 2023
    OT functional assessments within the paediatric space are just as sought after for every other age group. But what makes them different from every other age group? This session will explore all aspects of the delivery of an OT functional assessment within the paediatric population. It will include assessment approach, common standardised assessment tools and preparation of reporting. As the treating therapist, the OT is in the best possible position to prepare a functional assessment for their paediatric client in a timely and cost effective manner. This webinar will ensure that OT's feel confident and competent in providing the best service delivery outcome.
    Webinar
  • Friday 24 March 2023
    Emotional regulation therapy is widely used within the field of Occupational therapy, in order to assist both the paediatric and adult population, who have difficulties with such due to their disability. Difficulties with emotional regulation impact a persons independence, social relationships, expression of needs, being understood by others, behaviour and participation in school/home/play. This webinar is aimed to assist OT’s to gain a basic understanding of Emotional Regulation,
    Webinar
  • Friday 24 March 2023
    Are you supporting a variety of clients to meet self-regulation goals? But seeing minimal changes in behaviour, self-regulation, or dysregulation? This workshop will teach you about understanding attachment, and brain based interventions to develop a child’s capacity for self-regulation. This workshop will support you to understand how to manage challenging behaviours within your therapy sessions, understand your therapeutic use of self and support you to “shift the lense” away from behaviour and self-regulation based interventions, instead focussing on building caregiver capacity to coregulate, and prime the brain for the development of self-regulation in the future.
    Online Webinar
  • Thursday 30 March 2023
    OTs are uniquely placed to be able to assess for capacity to make decisions, however very few OTs are trained in this area. Designed for OTs who have completed the Introduction to Decision Making Capacity Webinar, or those who already have an understanding of the principles of Capacity in clients with disabilities, this webinar will teach attendees how to complete a thorough assessment of Decision Making Capacity in clients with disabilities, how to make an application to the Tribunal for Guardianship and how to write a report demonstrating a client’s abilities in Decision-Making Capacity. Additional mentoring and supervision from the presenter can be accessed following the webinar for attendees working on individual cases where capacity is an issue.
    Webinar
  • Friday 31 March 2023
    Do you find that you are having the same conversations with your families? Feel like you are on a continual wheel of educating? Trying to take more of a collaborative or coaching approach in therapy and it is not working? This model of readiness for engagement in therapy will assist you to learn how to best support the parents and educators of children on your caseload. This workshop will provide you with a clear framework and model to consider when working alongside family members and educators and supporting them all to meet the child’s goals.
    Online Webinar
  • Wednesday 5 April 2023
    This webinar will provide attendees with increased knowledge and understanding in delivered comprehensive functional assessments. Including what a functional assessment entails, when it should be completed, how to conduct the assessment and preparation of the report. This webinar will also aim to address questions around what your template should include and understand the non standardised and set standardised assessments tools required by the NDIS, for this service.
    Webinar
  • Friday 14 April 2023
    Developed by Practice Owner, Paediatric OT, and Business Coach Alyce Svensk. This workshop aims to guide you through the nitty gritty side of setting up a business in allied health. Suitable for anyone considering the move to set up for themselves. This comprehensive workshop will walk you through all the considerations prior to starting, provide a step by step guide to establishing yourself in private practice and assist you to best position yourself for the future. Make a sensational start by
    Webinar
  • Friday 21 April 2023
    Just what are the risks with bed prescription? From adjustable beds to rails, sticks and restrictive practices…..what do you as an OT need to know? This session will cover clinical considerations for prescription of adjustable beds for children and adults with disabilities. Discussion will include risk assessment, and feature selection in order to select the right bed to safely meet the individual needs. You will learn about zero gravity, Trendelenburg, central locking, alternative
    Webinar
  • Monday 24 April 2023
    SIL refers to the individual or shared supports provided to participants with disability to live as independently as possible. Beyond SIL, participants also have more flexibility to explore other options for housing including ILO. But what is the OT role in assessing for SIL/ILO? This session will explore how OT's can assist in providing evidence for eligibility, identifying required level of supports, utilising standardised assessments and making recommendations for capacity building.
    Webinar
  • Wednesday 26 April 2023
    Small group training and supervision sessions for OT's looking to increase their skills for working in SDA. Attendees will develop an understanding of the SDA rules, eligibility criteria, assessment requirements and OT role in reporting to obtain SDA funding. Two sessions will be run on the 26 April & 3 May 2023 from 9.30am to 11am (AEST).
    Webinar
  • Wednesday 3 May 2023
    The prescription of AT and minor home modifications requires thorough and comprehensive assessment, trial and clinical reasoning by the prescribing OT. It at times be both rewarding and challenging, with the need to draw on clinical evidence, legislative requirements such as the Australian Standards plus consideration of the need of the client and their circumstances. This series of webinars will equip community-based OT’s with the skills and knowledge to assess, prescribe and identify suitable AT and minor home modification solutions effectively. Each webinar will provide a scaffold of learning, using practical tips and process checklists to build competency in the AT and minor home modifications space.
    Online Webinar
  • Friday 12 May 2023
    Use of the toilet is a critical skill for independent living. The process of toileting is complex, consisting of mobilising to a toilet, undressing, positioning on the toilet, voiding bladder or bowels, cleansing the perineum area, applying / removing sanitary or incontinence products (if applicable), transferring off the toilet, redressing, flushing the toilet and washing hands. Toileting is usually mastered in early childhood and control over this private activity remains integral to a
    Webinar
  • Wednesday 17 May 2023
    It's the referral that makes us all tremble, an application is needed for an assistance dog. We know there are guidelines and templates, but how do we best articulate the information required for a successful application? This two hour interactive session will provide an overview of the NDIS guidelines for assistance animals, steps/process for an assistance dog application including assessment, supporting evidence and AT template, and avoiding the common pitfalls in preparing these application
    Webinar
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