- Course Code
- Start Date
- 18 April 2024
- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Session 1: Introduction to parent partnerships with Sheridan Howell (recorded and ready to view)
A key principle of family centred early intervention is family/provider partnerships and a key commitment in our schooling system is collaboration with students and families. The reality is partnerships between families and professionals can be complex relationships that strengthen a child’s opportunities or negatively hinder development and learning. This presentation will explore current best practice and strategies to develop collaborative partnerships with families in the early years; embracing differences, building on strengths, and valuing the knowledge and skills each member of the partnership contributes.
Session 2: Coaching strategies to support parent partnerships with Trudy Smith (12-1pm AEST Thursday 18 April 2024)
A successful partnership is built through shared goals and planning, This presentation will provide a range of strategies to promote family centred early intervention through the use of effective coaching strategies.
Session 3: Coaching families from diverse backgrounds with Andrew Kendrick (12-1pm AEST Thursday 6 June 2024)
Much of Andrew’s caseload includes families where English is not their first language. He will provide an introduction to parent coaching through a Team Around the Child model of service delivery. The presentation include strategies and tips that have informed his practice of delivering outcomes-based therapy to the families he works with. Strategies for working with interpreters will be included.
Session 4: Bringing it all together with Trudy Smith (12-1pm AEST Thursday 1 August)
This session invites you to work through case studies and discuss strategies to support families on your caseload.
This event has been approved for 4 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.