The School Readiness online presentation involves three of our clinicians (Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist and Psychologist) presenting the skills children need when starting primary school. Presented in partnership with Nillumbik Shire Council, this session will also provide strategies and recommendations on how to best support your child in this unusual period of time.

Clinicians

Claudia Harris, Occupational Therapist

  • Fine motor skills (Cutting and pasting/Name writing/ Drawing/ Colouring)
  • Gross motor skills
  • Self-help skills
  • Socio-emotional maturity/ resilience
  • Executive functioning

Venetia Su, Speech Pathologist

  • Understanding and using language (Following instructions/ Using words and sentences for school)
  • Early literacy skills (Preparing for reading and writing)
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonological awareness (Understanding and manipulating the sounds in words)

Jason Lam, Psychologist

  • Emotions (Common emotions children experience at school)
  • Organisation (Children becoming more independent/ The amount of adult support that is still required)
  • Tuning into your child

Details

Cost: This is a free live online session
Date: Monday 12th October 2020
Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Bookings: Are essential, register here https://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Events/Getting-Our-Children-School-Ready-webinar