ECIA is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Australia. ECIA's work provides a national focus and forum, assisting children with developmental delays and disabilities, their families and the networks that support them.
A common theme delivered by international keynote speakers such as Barry Carpenter, Mark Innocenti and Manfred Pretis at the 11th Biennial Early Childhood Intervention Australia Conference in Brisbane in August 2014 was the critical role of families in the lives of young children with developmental delay and/or disability. Find here the statement developed and agreed upon by delegates at the conclusion of the conference.
As a member or supporter of ECIA we would like to inform you of current discussions being undertaken in relation to reforms to our organisation’s operations and invite your comment on any aspect you think may have an impact on how ECIA serves children with a disability or developmental delay and their families, or the professionals who support them and make up the ECI sector.
ECIA (WA) were very pleased to host Professor Carl Dunst in Perth in March 2014. As well as completing three workshops, Carl was also able to have some downtime with a committee dinner and lunch at Duckstein Brewery.
The first ACT Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 28 January at 7.30 at the SHOUT office in Pearse. This meeting will be a planning meeting to map out professional development workshops for the year so all committee members are encouraged to attend.
As a member or supporter of ECIA we would like to inform you of some potential reforms to our organisation’s operations and invite your comment on any aspect you think may have an impact on how ECIA serves children with a disability or developmental delay and their families, or the professionals who support them and make up the ECI sector.
Workshop Overview: With a greater understanding of interdisciplinary evidence available, this workshop gives participants the opportunity to advance their thinking about best practices that support children, their families and their teachers. Participants will explore the evidence and translate it into their work with children in their homes, schools and communities. New tools (including Sensory Profile 2) and insights will be discussed to assist with applying current sensory processing knowledge into practice. Case studies and group problem solving sessions will be used to facilitate learning and practical application.
Describe the key features of Dunn's Sensory Processing Framework
Recognise behavioural manifestations of each sensory processing pattern
Link family/teacher descriptions with sensory processing patterns
Make adjustments to activities and settings to support children with various sensory patterns
Situate problem solving within authentic contexts and daily routines
Engage in coaching practices with peers in preparation for using this method in practice