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Assessment and engagement with infants and children
Want to enhance how you actively engage children in assessment protocols in a meaningful and beneficial way? This webinar presents strategies to support practitioners to consider the ‘whole child’ when working with infants and children, shifting the focus from labels, problems and conditions to supporting children’s hopes and goals through inclusive practice.
​Learning Outcomes
  • Outline practical strategies to consider a 'whole child' approach to your work with children so that their hopes and goals are prioritised rather than focusing on problems and conditions.
  • Identify strategies that will help children and parents feel more engaged, and less anxious, regarding their engagement with you from the first possible opportunity.
  • Discuss ways that assessment protocols can shift from seeing children as naïve and inarticulate about what is challenging in their lives, to respecting them as knowledgeable about both problems and potential solutions.
  • Outline how to include parents in assessment in ways that honour their importance in their child’s life.

Panel List

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' bios:
  • Penny Sih (SA - Clinical Psychologist)
  • Kate Headley (NSW - Speech Pathologist)
  • Emi (SA - Child and family partner)
And facilitator Jacquie Lee (SA – Emerging Minds).


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