Mini conference for students, supervisors and community members.

Presented by experts in the field, the aim of this mini conference is to assist provisional psychologists, clinical supervisors, and well-being coordinators who may work with neurodevelopmental disorders within a school and or community health setting. The conference addresses practical and applied understandings to how to navigate and work within this diverse context.

Key Topics:

Autism - Early diagnosis of Autism, gender differences and presentation of autism in girls, gender and sexuality, cognitive theories in Autism, parental phenotype.

Psychoeducational and Behavioural Assessment - Particularly assessment of Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Language Disorders, dual diagnosis and differential diagnosis in these spaces, including differentiating ASD/Trauma.

NDIS Reviews and Reports - How to write and meet the requirements for NDIS reviews and reports.

School Psychology - Supporting students within the school context, supporting teachers managing challenging behaviours (Primary and Secondary as well as Special and Special Developmental Schools). Understanding and writing reports for the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) in DET schools.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Rucha Joshi

Dr Rucha has been working as a positive behaviour support specialist for the past six years. Having completed a Master of Neuropsychology (UK) and a PhD in Gender Differences in Autism Spectrum Conditions (La Trobe University), she has presented at various national and international conferences, and published articles for websites and peer-reviewed journals. Rucha has previously worked with children and young people with severe behaviours, cognitive and developmental impairments and trauma affected children. Rucha has extensive expertise in conducting workshops, and has delivered training across Victoria to parent groups, schools and professional groups on various topics related to autism, positive behaviour support, trauma, and girls with autism.

Ms Kate Crosher

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Kate has worked with children, families and schools as a psychologist since 2003. In Kate’s role within Student Support Services (SSS), she supported teachers, students and their families in primary, secondary and a number of special schools for children with disabilities. Her role encompassed psychoeducational assessment for various neurodevelopmental disorders, funding applications, student support and school liaison as well as responding to critical incidents. Kate has an extensive understanding of the public education system, the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) and broader government policy issues.

Fell welcome to attend this conference by attending on Friday 29th January 2021 at 9.00am-4.30pm. 

Please note: Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, this event will now be held online. Participants will receive a free link to access the conference via Zoom. 

This event is free for Cairnmillar students, supervisors and partner agencies, and $20 for all other participants. 

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