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Therapy in School’s Cool 2017

October 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEDT

- $320.00

Success Factors for modern service delivery

During this workshop participants will:

  • Expand their understanding of the curriculum and how allied health fits in
  • Confidentially adjust their services to be even more educationally relevant
  • Extend their ability to form positive and productive partnerships with schools
  • Understand the importance of being an assertive communicative team player
  • Increase familiarity with schools inclusion policy and funding systems
  • Explore contemporary service delivery models
  • Re-energise their professional practice for working in schools

We have a huge program planned.

Between us we have 50 years’ experience working in schools. We have mapped the challenges, read and discussed issues extensively and will now readily share up the success factors for providing effective and efficient services in school. Here is a sneak peek.

Know the curriculum.

It is essential that you are familiar with exactly what the students have been taught, are currently learning and what they will be learning next. Not the easiest of reading but there are manageable ways of getting your head around your states curriculum. Let’s work through state and territory requirements together.

Clearly explain what you do and how you will do it.

Not everybody truly understands and equally values what we do, why we do it and how we do it. Invest time to communicate with school staff about the services you and the company you represent provide. We are committed to constant improvement, let’s get clarity and confidence on this.

Build positive partnerships

What else can you offer the school that will be mutually beneficial? We have loads of ideas to share and they won’t break the bank or the calendar.

Share information

In regards to different disabilities, learning styles, developmental expectations, adapting tasks and so on, teachers, parents and allied health professionals usually all know different things. For us it’s all about shared turf not sacred ground. We will explore how to make collaborative practice and modern service delivery work for all.

Know your schools inclusion policy and funding system

State schools, independent schools and catholic education all have their own policies, procedures and funding systems. A huge amount is available online and disability organisations are well versed at support parents navigate the system. We will do our best to summarise and link you to all must know data.

Be an assertive intentional team player

It takes a big commitment to work as a team player when you have infrequent contact with all team members serving the student. There are many ways to make communications, Individual Learning Plans, meetings, visits, goals setting and true teaming work. This will be a big conversation, looking forward to it.

Contemporary service delivery models

If you need a room to work in are you really providing the most flexible contemporary therapy service to the student? Join us to explore different ways of providing allied health services.

Working with schools is wonderful. School is where learning, play, friendships, sport, fun and a whole lot more happens. We believe allied health needs to be in schools coaching students and collaborating with educators and families. Join us for a day of big content and conversations.

A lovely morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided along with great networking opportunities.

The workshop will be recorded and content re-purposed.

About the Participants

You are terrific allied health professionals and education consultants who energetically collaborate with schools but wish to further develop your services. OT, PT, SLP, Educators, Psychologists, we would love to have you in the room, sharing challenges and solutions.

This is a fast paced, interactive and paper free event, so bring along your A game and your tech.


Saturday 14 October

9.00 – 4.00

Karstens 123 Queen St Melbourne 3000

Blockbuster price until 5.00pm September 24th is $250.00

Full price thereafter is $320.00

Register Online Below.


About the Speakers

Cathy LoveCathy Love is the founding director of Nacre Consulting. She is an Occupational Therapist, Private Practice Coach, Speaker and Author. Her thirty years clinical experience working in schools is up for sharing. From her Melbourne base Cathy provides workshops, clinical supervision and private practice business coaching for allied health practitioners globally


Megan Ingram is a director of Peninsula Speech Pathology Services. She is practicing Speech Pathologist, speaker and clinical supervisor. Her decades of experience working in Australian and UK schools, developing and leading programs and partnerships is unique. Megan co leads a large allied health team that delivery services to adults, children, families, schools and all over the Mornington Peninsula


Cathy Love


Karstens Conference Centre – Melbourne
123 Queen Street
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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