Training and Professional Development

Lucia Smith from Pelican Talk runs training in a variety of topics.  She also runs training previously run by Love and Reilly.

Participants in Lucia's sessions receive easy-to-follow information that can be easily put into practice. Most sessions come with loads of free resources.

An underlying theme in Lucia's training is to have participants experience what it is like to have a speech, language or literacy difficulty.  Only in truly understanding our children, can we know what will assist them in their learning.

THREE WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED -  SEPTEMBER 14th  and 15th  - MELBOURNE   - SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS.

Workshop 1: 

DYSLEXIA - WHAT IS IT?  WHAT ISN'T IT?

MELBOURNE - THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14th 2017

Details COMING SOON! 

PRESENTER: Lucia Smith Speech Pathologist and author of Spell Signs.

REGISTER: Registrations are only accepted via the online store. Credit card or PayPal can be used and a Tax Invoice will be sent to you after checkout.

Email to register your interest. 

  • Please note that all of our workshops can be run for specific schools or cluster as staff-training days. Email here for more details.

Workshop 2

BE A SUPER LANGUAGE SUPPORT

Small changes can make a big difference! 

MELBOURNE - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15 th  2017  9am - midday

CHOOSE TO COMBINE WITH THE AFTERNOON WORKSHOP  ("SOCIAL SKILLS MADE SORT OF SIMPLE")  AND SAVE ( SEE OPTIONS AT CHECKOUT). 

WHEN: Friday  September 15th 2017  9.00am  - midday   

PRICE:   $110(inc GST)  - Early Bird    $130 (inc GST) - Full Price

WHERE: Hawthorn Campus of Melbourne University (The Conference Room).  442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Loads of language resources on a USB flashdrive, a certificate on completion, follow-up support via email

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Teachers, principals, aides, tutors, speech pathologists, psychologists, parents.

PRESENTER: Lucia Smith, Speech Pathologist

WE COVER:

*How is language linked to the learning demands of school?

*What types of language impairments are there?  How do they feel?  What impact they have on a student’s life both now and in the future?

*How to recognise a language impairment.

*How language affects behaviour, learning and social interaction.

*General strategies to make language more accessible to all students.

*Writing a language profile for a student and planning specific ways to assist.

*Language impairments that have affect literacy.  What is dyslexia?

*Implementing strategies across the whole school (and at home).

  • For those who have three or more staff attending from one school or service, please email to discuss a discount.
  • Please note that all of our workshops can be run for specific schools or cluster as staff-training days. Email here for more details. 

Workshop 3

SOCIAL SKILLS MADE (SORT OF) SIMPLE

You receive SOCIAL SAM free!*

*If you already own Social Sam, you may receive an alternative free resource. 

MELBOURNE - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th  2017 1pm - 4 pm 

CHOOSE TO COMBINE WITH THE MORNING WORKSHOP  ("BE A SUPER LANGUAGE SUPPORT")  AND SAVE ( SEE OPTIONS AT CHECKOUT). 


WHEN: Friday  September 15th 2017   1pm - 4pm       

PRICE:   $110(inc GST)  - Early Bird    $130 (inc GST) - Full Price

WHERE: Hawthorn Campus of Melbourne University (The Conference Room).  442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn

WHAT'S INCLUDED: You receive the SOCIAL SAM program free (on a USB flashdrive),  a certificate on completion, follow-up support via email

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Teachers, principals, aides, tutors, speech pathologists, psychologists, parents.

PRESENTER: Lucia Smith, Speech Pathologist

WE COVER:

*Assessing a student’s social strengths and challenges

*Writing a “social skills”profile for a student and planning specific ways to assist.

*Theory of Mind and why it is so important

*Programs and activities to promote social understanding and friendships

*Whole-class, small group , individualised programming

*Using Social Sam

*Using technology

* Exploring “social language”

*Implementing strategies across the whole school (and at home).

For those who have four or more staff attending from one school or service, please email to discuss a discount.

Please note that all of our workshops can be run for specific schools or cluster as staff-training days. Email here for more details. 

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