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Verve OT

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

  • Monday 25 October 2021
    Mobility scooters are high-risk assistive technology, as each year many people across Australia are in an accident using a scooter. This training will outline the step-by-step process to assess, request and train adult clients to use mobility scooters. Steps will be outlined using the OT process to mitigate risks and ensure good outcomes.
    Webinar
  • Tuesday 26 October 2021
    Routinely addressed by OTs working with children, the importance of sensory processing is often overlooked by OTs working with adults. Sensory Processing assessment should form part of the holistic assessment process OTs complete when working with all adults in disabilities. This session will focus on equipping attendees with the knowledge and skills to complete sensory assessments, interventions and how to compile this information into a report when working with adult clients with disabilities.
    Webinar
  • Wednesday 27 October 2021
    Navigating the NDIS as a new provider can be stressful and confusing at times. This interactive group training session will focus on understanding the basics needed to work successfully within the NDIS. Work out your planner from your plan manager, you core from your capacity, understand the NDIS domains of function, the process for accessing the scheme and more! This session is a great introduction for those new to the NDIS and those still confused!
    Webinar
  • Wednesday 27 October 2021
    Small group training session for OT's requiring further guidance and support in all things AT and home modification for the NDIS. The session will focus on understanding the NDIS rules and operational guidelines, in addition to the AT complexity levels and how they guide the process for the provision of AT and home mods.
    Webinar
  • Thursday 28 October 2021
    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 29 October 2021
    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
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  • Monday 1 November 2021
    An interactive two hour session created with the intention to commence supporting and guiding OTs towards self-discovery, sustainable wellbeing, growth and empowerment in the ongoing humanitarian crisis climate we live in full of internal and external turbulence and tough emotions. This session has been created for OTs who are experiencing personal & professional challenges, stressors, fatigue, mental health problems, feeling lost and unsure, struggling with motivation and inspiration, and
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  • Wednesday 10 November 2021
    Small group training and supervision sessions for OT's looking to increase their skills for working in SDA. Presented by Jane Galvin, an experienced OT working within the SDA space providing OT functional assessments for the development of SDA Housing plans. 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 10th & 17th November 2021 from 9am (AEDST).
    Webinar
  • Wednesday 10 November 2021
    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.
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  • Thursday 11 November 2021
    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
  • Thursday 18 November 2021
    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
  • Thursday 18 November 2021
    Mobility scooters are high-risk assistive technology, as each year many people across Australia are in an accident using a scooter. This training will outline the step-by-step process to assess, request and train adult clients to use mobility scooters. Steps will be outlined using the OT process to mitigate risks and ensure good outcomes.
    Webinar
  • Friday 19 November 2021
    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
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  • Tuesday 23 November 2021
    Small group session aimed to equip OT attendees with the knowledge and skills required to implement Life Skills Training with clients with disabilities, including (but not limited to) those with conditions such as Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurological Conditions and Developmental Delay. This education session is suitable for any OT wanting to develop their skills in this area with adolescent and adult clients.
    Webinar
  • Tuesday 23 November 2021
    Pressure injuries can be a life-threatening condition. Occupational Therapists should be confident to identify, prevent and treat pressure injuries as part of a team. Practical strategies will be outlined, suitable to apply if you work in acute care, rehab, community, or with special conditions such as spinal cord injury and palliative care. The 2019 International Pressure Injury Clinical Practice Guidelines will be discussed and applied with real life examples.
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  • Friday 26 November 2021
    Self-regulation in children is an integral part of working with children in disability and autism spectrum disorders. This workshop will focus on equipping attendees with the knowledge and skills of available sensory assessments (including feedback on the new SPM-2), and easy to implement interventions and strategies for children.
    Webinar
  • Friday 26 November 2021
    Discussing Planning for Death - Making Each Day Count for People with Life-Limiting illnesses As clinicians we are involved in the lives of the dying more than we realise. Effective palliative care should begin at the point of diagnosis of a terminal illness, be it a short prognosis of death as in oncology or MND, or a slower decline such as MS, dementia, COPD and so many others. But how can we provide effective palliative care if we can’t talk to the one who is dying about their death?
    Webinar
  • Monday 29 November 2021
    Routinely addressed by OTs working with children, the importance of sensory processing is often overlooked by OTs working with adults. Sensory Processing assessment should form part of the holistic assessment process OTs complete when working with all adults in disabilities. This session will focus on equipping attendees with the knowledge and skills to complete sensory assessments, interventions and how to compile this information into a report when working with adult clients with disabilities.
    Webinar
  • Thursday 2 December 2021
    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
  • Friday 10 December 2021
    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
  • Monday 17 January 2022
    This four day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of working with children aged 2-18 yrs of age. This workshop will increase your understanding of practice models, funding options, therapy models, assessment, reporting, goal setting, base line intervention strategies, behaviour management, therapeutic use of self and more… The workshop will be delivered via webinar format across 4 days on the 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th January 2022 from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day.