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"From Survival Brain to Thinking Mode"

[embed][/embed] Jacky Piele (Early Links OT) and Kate Keisler (Calm and Connected) are very excited to launch our brand new 4-part online webinar series on “How to go From Survival Mode to Thinking Brain”. Aimed to help counsellors, teachers and the like, access our Occupational Therapy Toolbox of Practical Strategies. These are designed to help children who have experienced trauma to self-regulate and be able to reach/sustain this alertness state long enough to process their trauma and also engage in playful activities. Check out the link below and download your free Practical Strategies page!

Clinical Reasoning Workshops

The amount of information on child development can be overwhelming to navigate. How do you know which model to follow? Which book to read? Which course to go to? And after you have read and attended, how can you put it all together? This four week training course uses neuroscience and brain development as a basis to inform clinical reasoning and teaches how to apply this to a Paediatric caseload. The information learnt will improve observation and intervention skills when presented with a child with sensory, affect and/or motor difficulties. This course provides information and mentoring to understanding the ‘why’ to navigate skill deficits and strengths that impact functional performance. Goals of the group: Session One: Functional Neuroscience and Sensory Processing Session Two: Models available to support clinical reasoning and how they come together Session Three: Sensory Modulation including Sensory Defensiveness Session Four: Impact of Respiration and Postural Development Details of the course Duration: Four weeks, 5pm-7pm Content:
  • Preparatory readings provided
  • Information on allocated topic
  • Application to clients
  • Caseload problem solving and support opportunities
Location: Held in the GP super clinic at Cockburn Central Course Dates Next Course dates: Tuesdays 7th March to 28th March 2017 Cost: Early bird rate $450 prior to 31st January 2017, standard course Fee $550 To register for this course please complete and email the Clinical Reasoning Registration Form to and submit payment either through bank transfer. If you require credit card payments, please ask when you submit your form.


If you are looking for support and direction to improve your clinical skills then consider accessing formal supervision. This service is ideal for therapists who feel they require more clinical supervision than is provided in their workplace. The frequency and method is flexible, with sessions designed to suit your needs. Some options available include:
  • Meetings either face to face* or online; used to problem solve tricky cases or to receive education on topics.
  • Session feedback* either face to face or online; supervisor to attend a therapy session, or submit a video online to receive feedback.
  Supervisors available:
  • Kate Keisler - Occupational Therapist
  • Rachel Shadrake - Speech Pathologist
Cost: $100 per hour - 30 minute minimum for sessions required. If you are interested, please contact Kate Keisler on 0430 645 086 or email for more information.   *Face to face supervision available in Perth South of the river locations only - to be discussed with supervisor. *Family consent is required, therapist and family to complete permissions form.