Spectrum House | Psychology Services based in Melbourne, Australia
Child & Adolescent Psychology

Keys to unlocking depression: Why skills work better than pills

We’d highly recommend you listen to this recent talk on understanding and managing depression by Dr. Michael Yapko, as hosted by the Australian Psychological Society.

Link to full article and video can be found here:

 

31/08/2018

Professional Development for Teachers

Do you teach a learner with a disability?

Do they have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

…or…

Do they have challenging behaviours in the school setting?

 

Then we have a great workshop for you!   Spectrum House are running professional development workshops to support school staff.

These are practical, based on sound research, and run by experienced psychologists.

 

Supporting Students With Challenging Behaviours in a Mainstream Classroom: Full Day Workshop

This workshop includes the following topics:

– What is challenging behaviour?

– Why do these behaviours occur?

– What are effective proactive teaching strategies (ways to reduce the behaviour from happening to start with).

– What are clear reactive strategies that really target the reasons behind these behaviours? ( How do we react when the behaviour is occurring?)

– How can we use these strategies in a mainstream school environment?

This workshop is a hands-on learning opportunity, with lots of time for case examples and opportunities to work through behaviours that are relevant to your school.

(Please see below for registration details.)

 

Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Mainstream School Setting: Full Day Workshop

This workshop includes the following topics:

– What is ASD and how do learners with a diagnosis differ from other learners?

– How can we make classrooms more manageable for these learners?

– What strategies can we put in place to support learners with ASD to be independent learners?

– How can we assist learners with ASD to cope in the classroom and with other social interactions?

– Case discussions and examples of strategies that have been used widely in classroom settings.

This workshop is a hands-on learning opportunity, with lots of time for case examples and opportunities to work through situations and learning concerns that are relevant to your school.

 

These workshops meet important Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST), and are run by qualified psychologists with years of experience working with teachers to support learners with a disability and / or challenging behaviour.

Workshops can also be held at your school, at a time that suits your staff.  We can also tailor or workshops to meet your needs, including options to have 2 hour, 3 hour or full day options.

Please complete an expression of interest form and return it to us via fax (03 9888 4010) or email info@spectrumhouse.net

Supporting students with Challenging Behaviours in the Mainstream Classrooms – Expression of Interest

Supporting students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mainstream Classrooms – Expression of Interest

 

Register for a workshop by completing the appropriate form (below) and faxing it to us on (03) 9888 4010, or scan and email to info@spectrumhouse.net, or find out more by contacting our office via phone (03) 9888 4000.

Supporting students with Challenging Behaviours in Mainstream Classrooms – April 29 – Registration Form

Supporting students with Challenging Behaviours in Mainstream Classrooms – June 3 – Registration Form

Supporting students with Challenging Behaviours in Mainstream Classrooms – July 15 – Registration Form

Supporting students with Challenging Behaviours in Mainstream Classrooms – August 18 – Registration Form

 


 

Spectrum House will be attending the Autism Health and Wellbeing Expo on Saturday the 25th July 2015.

Autism Health and Wellbeing Expo

The team at Spectrum House are pleased to announce that they will be at Melbourne’s first ever Autism Health and Wellbeing Expo. Autism services are often discovered by word of mouth, trial and error and by researching on the internet. We want to help you take the guess work and hard work out about what’s available. There will be exhibitors covering the areas of:

  • Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Teacher training
  • Anti-bullying organisations
  • Natural therapies
  • Calming and education equipment supplies
  • Clubs and sports groups
  • Community, Government and Adult support organisations
  • and many more…

We look forward to seeing you there!

www.autismhealthandwellbeingexpo.com

Helping Children Gain Skills For Life Workshop

A reminder that our workshop: Helping Children Gain Skills for Life is running this Thursday the 14th of May. The workshop is designed for parents, teachers and tertiary students and it covers foundational information regarding Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) which is the most widely researched and evidence-based behavioural intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The workshop runs from 6-8pm and costs $20 per person. Please click here for more detailed information regarding the content of the workshop.

 


 

Are you interested in a weekly kindergarten social skills group for your child?

Spectrum House are calling for expressions of interest for a weekly social skills group for kindergarten aged children. If this is something you would be interested in please contact Spectrum House on 9888 4000 or info@spectrumhouse.net

 


 

30 minute Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) information sessions

Spectrum House are offering 30 minute one on one meetings with our Psychologists to give you more information about starting an ABA program and to help you understand the research regarding ABA. Once a child has received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, the research regarding intervention can be a very overwhelming process. In the 30 minute information session a Spectrum House Psychologist will go through the following:

  • The process of starting and running an ABA program
  • The cost of initiating and running an ABA program
  • Funding options
  • Finding an ABA team

 

This meeting will allow time for you to ask questions about ABA Therapy and the services provided by Spectrum House. If you do decide to commence services with Spectrum House, a formal intake meeting will be arranged in which information specific to your child will be provided to the Psychologist to allow them to obtain a clear history and to start the development of specific goals for your child.

Please call 9888 4000 or email info@spectrumhouse.net for more information or to book an appointment

 


 

April Social Skills Groups

Spectrum House is running intensive holiday social skills programs throughout the April school holidays. Three groups are running including kinder, prep to grade 2 and grade 3-5. Click here for more information.

 

ABA Today Conference

Spectrum House will be attending the ABA Today Conference, hosted by the Autism Behavioural Intervention Association (ABIA). On Saturday the 18th of April Spectrum House will be holding a stall at the conference for all attendees to view. ABA Today is the only national autism conference focussing specifically on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

ABA Today brings together the Victorian and Australian ABA communities, and information about the most up-to-date ABA knowledge, research, and clinical practices. Spectrum House is excited to be a part of this wonderful event.

 

10 Things that may help parents take care of themselves when they have children with additional needs

Self care for parents of children with additional needs is really important. Click here for some tips as to how parents can take care of themselves.

 


 

Assisting Your Child to Develop Friendships

All children can face difficulties interacting with their peers from time to time, especially when starting at a new school. If you are worried that your child has trouble making friends, do not give up hope, as friendships and social skills can be developed and interactions improved. Click here for strategies which may assist your child in developing and maintaining friendships with their peers.