“The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill, the willingness to learn is a choice.”
-Brian Herbert

Workshops

SP Specialist Inclusion Services is pleased to be able to offer and deliver a variety of workshops, designed to inform and build the capacity of our children, families, teachers, and communities. Many of our programs are TQI accredited for our teachers. We are always adding to our workshop range, so be sure to come back and check out our programs regularly.

Workshops are pre – recorded. If you see a workshop you are interested in, please complete the form at the bottom of the page to register your interest. Workshops are $80 each and are available for viewing 4 weeks from registration and payment.

We are also available to develop and deliver customised training for schools. If you have a topic in mind, please submit a contact form through our Contact Us page. 

Handwriting and Writing: Know the difference and what to do about it! has been designed to identify and explain the difference between handwriting difficulties and the writing process. We provide you with an in-depth overview of the skills required for handwriting and the challenges associated with the writing process. This session is the theoretical prerequisite to understanding what recommendations to look for, what challenges they address and why they will work. This is the first of a 3 part series, part 2 and 3 draw on the content from this workshop to provide solutions for those with written output difficulties.

Workshop Objectives include:

  • Develop an understanding of and to know the difference between handwriting (letter formation) and writing a text.
  • To use the correct terminology when describing and advocating for your child’s challenges.
  • To understand the physical and executive functioning challenges associated with handwriting expectations and text construction,
  • To understand how handwriting challenges and executive functioning often go hand in hand and how these will ‘look’ in the classroom
  • To understand why alternatives to handwriting need to be considered.

Registered participants will receive:

  • 4 weeks of access to pre-recorded workshop from date of  registration and payment via Participant Login.
  • A copy of the presentation slides
  • Supporting handouts and resources
  • TQI Accreditation 2 Hours
  • Opportunity to provide feedback via Survey (required for TQI)

Please submit your registration using the form at the bottom of this page.

Cost: $80 * ** ****
*Register for 2 workshops for $150
**Register for 3 Workshops for $200
***Registrations must be at the same time

What are people saying about this workshop?

“I believe the webinar met the objective very well as I was able to identify from the first 10 minutes the differences between handwriting and writing. I previously was one of those people who would place handwriting and writing in the same category, however, now I know that they are both closely related with each other but function entirely differently.”

“The difference between handwriting and writing was well identified and broken down into easy to understand segments.”

“I have children in my class who struggle with both handwriting and the executive functioning of writing in my classroom. The behaviours outlined in the webinar look a great deal like the behaviours I see from some of my students when it comes to writing.”

“The content has been fascinating, and very well communicated, it is clear both presenters are very knowledgeable and the presentation is very professional.”

Functioning through Dysfunction! will outline the partnership between motor planning and executive function. Together, Penny and Sam provide an understanding of motor planning, the phases of motor planning, executive functioning and the skills required for activities for daily living including writing. This workshop is designed for parents, teachers, tutors and support workers as an opportunity to inform, educate and advocate for understanding, adjustments and patience for children with motor planning and executive functioning challenges. This is the second of a 3 part series, part 1 and 3 inform and draw on the content from this workshop to provide solutions for those with written output difficulties.

Workshop Objectives include:

  • Understand the relationship of executive functions to self regulation and praxis skills.
  • Understand the phases of motor planning.
  • Understand the major components of executive function.
  • Understand the executive functioning skills your child requires for writing (text construction).
  • Understand the challenges your child may experience as a result of motor planning and executive function dysfunction (sensory, emotional, attention, participation and academic).

Registered participants will receive:

  • 4 weeks of access to pre-recorded workshop from date of  registration and payment via Participant Login.
  • A copy of the presentation slides
  • Supporting handouts and resources
  • TQI Accreditation 2 Hours
  • Opportunity to provide feedback via Survey (required for TQI)

Please submit your registration using the form at the bottom of this page.

Cost: $80 * ** ***
* Register for 2 workshops for $150
**Register for 3 Workshops for $200
***Registrations must be at the same time

What are people saying about this workshop?

“I found the information very helpful in providing a context to behaviours and interactions between activities and the problems that might be behind/associated with them.”

“This identified and emphasised the importance of EF skills in relation to daily activities, not only at school but for life, especially from a physical side of things.”

“I’ve already made lots of small changes in my planning for workshops and learning tasks in my classroom.The content has been exceptional, and exceptionally explained, it has been incredibly engaging and informative.”

Solutions for Kids with Written Output & Executive Function Difficulties, will be the conclusion to our series, where Sam and Penny cover, in-depth the strategies and solutions to help children with written output difficulties and executive function. This workshop is designed for parents, therapists, teachers, support workers and tutors as an opportunity to increase awareness of suitable alternatives to handwriting requirements, reasonable adjustments for children with written output difficulties as well as strategies and resources to support visual perception, fine motor and executive function development. This is the final of the 3 part series, part 1 and 2 inform the core content for this workshop.

Workshop Objectives include:

  • Understand the impact regulation will have on the effectiveness of intervention.
  • Strategies to promote self regulation and impulse control.
  • Strategies to support executive functioning in activities of daily living.
  • Strategies to improve handwriting skills.
    Assistive technology options for when low tech options are not enough.
  • Strategies to support language development and application to text construction.
  • Strategies to support increased attention and engagement.

Registered participants will receive:

  • 4 weeks of access to pre-recorded workshop from date of  registration and payment via Participant Login.
  • A copy of the presentation slides
  • Supporting handouts and resources
  • TQI Accreditation 2 Hours
  • Opportunity to provide feedback via Survey (required for TQI)

Please submit your registration using the form at the bottom of this page.

Pre Recorded Workshop is available for 4 weeks from registration and payment via Participant Login.

Cost: $80 * ** ****
*Register 1 participant for 2 workshops for $150
**Register 1 participant for 3 Workshops for $200.
***Registrations must be at the same time.

What are people saying about this workshop?

“This webinar was PACKED with information. Great to get some theory and some practical tips on how to move forward with children with attention difficulties.”

“Hearing from an OT was very useful as they are experts in their field. I never understood the value of a slope board – the student I work with wants to get rid of it so he is like the other students but I need to insist with the teacher that he uses it. Thank you.”

“I think that this webinar represents the most EXCELLENT value for $80. The handouts I suspect will be comprehensive and the professionalism and depth of knowledge of the presenters is fantastic. When I compare this to some other PL Webinars I’ve been able to do in my job in the last 12 months this one is far and away the most impressive – I learnt new things, it was fast paced and packed with information and I suspect the handouts that will come now that I have completed this course will also be excellent. Thanks so much. As a school leader this has been a great use of my after hours time and I will be implementing some of these strategies within my Learning Support department as soon as tomorrow afternoon at my staff meeting. Thank you!”

“Thanks for this webinar – it was excellent.  I watched it this evening from the comfort of my home.  I was very impressed with the content and the professionalism in the presenters and the quality of the information discussed.  Thanks for the handouts.  I am sure they will be super useful. I’ll be on the look out for any further PL that you offer in the future.”

“The handouts to support and supplement content are very detailed and informative. The info re: App’s is most helpful and can be applied in our setting.”

Workshop Registration

Individual registration forms must be completed for each participant. Unique username and account logins will be emailed to each registered participant. If your registration fee will be paid by a third party, you must register using this form

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