Welcome to Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) Queensland Chapter
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The International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) is pleased to invite researchers and practitioners in ECI and related fields to participate in our conference to be held in Sydney, Australia, June 25-29, 2019. The ISEI conference will be held in conjunction with Early Childhood Intervention Australia, the major professional body in this field in Australia. The ISEI Conference has a strong history of bringing together experts from all around the world. This is the first time that this conference will be held in the Southern Hemisphere. Previous conferences have been held in Stockholm, St. Petersburg, New York, Zagreb, and Rome. We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney in June 2019 at what we expect will be an extraordinary experience for us all, providing a unique opportunity for networking among researchers and practitioners.
Coral Kemp, Ph.D., Chair, Scientific Program Committee Denise Luscombe, MPhty(Paeds), Chair, Local Organising Committee Michael Guralnick, Ph.D., Chair, ISEI
KEY DATES Call for papers open: 1 June 2018 Call for papers deadline: 1 October 2018 Registration opens: 12 November 2018 Early bird deadline: 1 March 2019
Working with Children and Families with complex social emotional needs : Practical strategies for engagement in an early years classroom or service
Saturday 18 March 2017
ECIA Qld proudly presents a unique and interactive presentation that will explore the current issues faced by professionals working with complex children and families.
The session will discuss and explore
The changing dynamics and challenges faced by families in the 21st century. Including issues surrounding lack of resources, motivation and situational difficulties
Building a framework for working with complex children, based on a sound understanding of Attachment Theory. Early childhood/paediatric mental health, including information on trauma, brain development, effects of early childhood experiences
Emotional regulation and neuro plasticity
Sensory strategies in a practical format including what is effective, non - effective, challenges and ideas
Practical strategies to utilise in classrooms/services
Community services currently offering alternatives including ASD, Early Intervention Mental Health, Behavioural Support, and Holistic Family Support NDIS
This session will allow participants to share experiences, thoughts and ideas throughout.
This session is relevant for anyone working with young children and families with challenging behaviour and support needs.
Presenter Sam Whybrow is a Social Worker working as the Clinical Services Manager of the Poppy Centre which is a new paediatric mental health service in Ipswich. Sam’s work experience over the past 10 years has included social work roles within Education Queensland, Queensland Health, Edmund Rice Flexible Learning Network as well as other Non –Government Organisations.
Please note this session is SOLD OUT.
If you would be interested in attending this session at another time, please email email@example.com with your details.
You will be contacted if another session is scheduled.
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Hugo Weaving and his nephew Ky team up for a video about living with autism
It's an issue close to the actor's heart.
By Alyssa Braithwaite
Australian actor Hugo Weaving has a long and decorated career in front of the camera, but his latest starring role may be his most personal yet.
Weaving has teamed up with his 16 year old nephew Ky Greenwood for a short film about living with autism in 'Ky's Story'.
Greenwood was born with autism and has faced challenges in his daily life since he was a little boy.
"Approximately one child in every hundred is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD," Weaving says in the video.
ECIA launches toolkit for families, communities & service providers navigating the NDIS
The Inclusion Hub is a new online tool to support Australian families, communities ad practictioners with the resources they need to ttake control of their journet with the National Diability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
With the NDIS now being rolled our across Ausralia, it's importnat that ECI providers, families and our communitities know how to navigate it.
ECIA's early childhood intervention experts have selected all the best available online tools and resources to assist families with children with disability and/or developmental delays better navigate the NDIS. The online space has been designed to make it easy for families, educators, medical professionals and the community to search for answers regarding the NDIS in one place.
A practical and evolving set of tools, the website includes overviews and articles, a glossary, newsletters, website links, checklists, downloads, a resource directory and more.
Starting school is an important milestone in any child and family’s life. For families of children with developmental delay or disability, transition to school requires additional thought, time, planning and support to make the process as smooth and positive as possible.
The first standards of their kind in Australia, the guidelines equip health professionals and educators with the information they need to help any child fulfil their potential.
Informed by national and international research, the guidelines provide evidenced-based recommendations to improve practices across Australia’s early childhood intervention services.
Ultimately, the guidelines will make it easier for families and children to access consistent and equitable childhood disability services, wherever they are in Australia – from service providers large or small, in rural, remote or regional areas.
Developed through two years of close consultation with the sector, the guidelines will also support early childhood intervention services prepare for the rollout of the NDIS.
Early intervention services are important for all children with a disability. They can help your child develop skills in play, communication, social relationships and functional behaviours. They can also help increase your child's independance and ability to adapt to their environment and improve their readiness to particiapte in childcare, kindergarten and school.
The Queensland Chapter of Early Childhood Intervention Australia is a non-profit, self-funded organisation that was established in 1992.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia is a nationally recognised association and comprises of members from each of the states and territory of Australia.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia represents parents and professionals supporting and promoting early childhood intervention services for children with disabilities and their families.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia promotes quality research that informs regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of practices in Australia.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia provides a national focus and forum, promotes the public profile of Early Childhood Intervention, facilitates effective liaison and advocacy in the community, and fosters quality information and service provisions.
The Queensland Chapter of Early Childhood Intervention Australia was established in 1992 and has a membership that includes early childhood educators from all sectors of the community, therapists, tertiary students, and other professionals as well as parents of children with disabilities.
The aims of the Early Childhood Intervention Australia Queensland Chapter are to:
• Provide a state forum for communicating and sharing information, philosophies and practices relating to the provision of early intervention services in Queensland. • Raise awareness in Queensland of the nature, role and importance of early childhood intervention services. • Raise awareness in Queensland of the complimentary roles played by generic and specialist early childhood services in meeting the needs of young children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. • Promote a statewide approach to the training of professional development of staff involved in the provision of early childhood intervention services.
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