Training

Senses Australia provides training, resources and consultation services to meet the needs of our clients as well as their families and carers.

Fun with Food Workshop

Is your child a fussy eater? Fun With Food workshop may be the answer.

This workshop may be appropriate for your child if they present with:

  • Limited variety of foods in their diet
  • Refusal of entire food groups
  • Poor weight gain or are underweight
  • Transitioning from tube to oral feeding
  • Mealtimes that are distressing

Set in a fun environment, this workshop looks at increasing your child’s comfort level by interacting with food in a playful and non-stressful way. Once the presence of food is excepted therapists slowly increase interactions such as touching, tasting and eventually eating their food.

Dates:
2, 16, & 30 May 2019

13 & 27 June 2019

Thursdays 3pm4pm

To register contact:
Rhianna, Occupational Therapist rhianna.bransby@senses.org.au 0472 814 295

Location: Senses Australia, 6 Wellington Street East, Northam

Ages 6years+

Building Buddies Workshop

Building Buddies is a social skills workshop where participants work together to build a lego block structure.

General group goals are aimed at developing:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Communications skills
  • Friendship skills

Set in a playful environment, the workshop creates an atmosphere for positive change and adaptation. Building social skills while developing opportunities for new friendships.

Dates:
9 & 23 May 2019
6 & 20 June 2019
4 July 2019

To register contact:
Avelynn, Occupational Therapist, avelynn.low@senses.org.au 0413 923 749

Location: Senses Australia, 6 Wellington Street East, Northam

Key Word Sign Workshops Busselton

Dates:

  • 24 May 2019
  • 16 August 2019
  • 8 November 2019

Register:

Via Trybooking by visiting www.trybooking.com/ZNUEPlaces are limited.

Key word sign is the use of manual signs and natural gesture to support communication. Key word sign is used to encourage and support language development in children and adults with communication difficulties.
Key word signing uses a core vocabulary of concepts and ideas considered to be the most appropriate for children and adults with communication and language difficulties.
Main words (or concepts) of a message are matched to a hand sign or using natural gesture or signs borrowed from Auslan. These signs are used with the word order of spoken English.

Key Word Sign Workshop – Perth

Expression of interest to customerserviceadvisor@senses.org.au

Key word sign is the use of manual signs and natural gesture to support communication. Key word sign is used to encourage and support language development in children and adults with communication difficulties.
Key word signing uses a core vocabulary of concepts and ideas considered to be the most appropriate for children and adults with communication and language difficulties.
Main words (or concepts) of a message are matched to a hand sign or using natural gesture or signs borrowed from Auslan. These signs are used with the word order of spoken English.

Guiding Skills – 2 day course

Expression of interest to customerserviceadvisor@senses.org.au

Venue – Senses Australia, 11 Kitchener Road, BurswoodGuiding is a technique originally developed for people who are blind, which is also useful for people who have low vision or combined vision and hearing impairment who require support to navigate unfamiliar environments. Using this approach, the person with low vision holds on to the guide’s arm as they walk. It is important for the guide to lead by walking slightly ahead. Different people will have their own preferences about how they like to be guided.

This two day training provides participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to confidently and safely guide a person who is blind, has low vision or combined vision and hearing loss. The training is facilitated by experienced Senses Australia Orientation and Mobility Instructors. Participants will learn how to guide navigating a range of scenarios indoors, outdoors and using public transport.

Communication Guide Training – 2 day course

Expression of interest to customerserviceadvisor@senses.org.au

Communication Guide Training will provide participants with the necessary skills in supporting a person who is deafblind. The training will enable participants to confidently work and interact with someone who is deafblind. The topics covered include:
– Deafblind communication.
– Breaking down activities to provide the ‘just right’ level of support.
– Psychosocial impact of deafblindness.
– Adaptations and equipment.
– Ethics and boundaries.