Resources

About our resources

WHR Allied Health provides supports to a broad range of clients who all have their own unique needs. This resource section is provided to assist participants and their families engage specific supports from specialist organisations or at least to provide some guidance as to who they can contact for additional information. It is compiled with information that we have utilised ourselves in practice, or that we feel families may benefit from. WHR Allied Health do not own rights to these documents and they have been sourced from locations where they are freely available for public access.

Advocacy

You may benefit from the support of an advocate, and you can review options local to you via the Australian Governments Disability Advocacy Finder, which is located here:

Ask Izzy – Disability Advocacy Finder

By entering your postcode or town, you will have the details made available for local advocates, including their areas of speciality and their contact details. You may also find the Disability Advocacy Fact sheet beneficial, and this is available to listen to or download here:  https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-advocacy-fact-sheet

Continuing Professional Development

Each Friday afternoon, all our occupational therapists join for peer-led or externally facilitated continuing professional development (CPD) sessions. These sessions follow various formats and levels of interaction between the team and typically run for around 1.5 hours per week. Attendees complete a quiz at the end of the sessions to review key topics and are then required to complete and document their reflections on the sessions.

In addition to the CPD we host internally, our Occupational Therapists are supported to complete a broad range of externally hosted CPD, including attending conferences, workshops & special interest group meetings.

We critically review new and emerging areas of practice as well as reflect on well-established Occupational Therapy Models and interventions. As a collective, we encourage the team to challenge the presenters’ points of view or the evidence presented to ensure we maintain our best practice ethos.

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia’s minimum requirements for continuing professional development (CPD) stipulate that we must:

Complete at least 20 hours of CPD each year that:

  • Seeks to improve patient/client outcomes and experiences
  • Draws on the best available evidence, including well-established and accepted knowledge that is supported by research where possible, to inform good practice and decision-making
  • Contributes directly to improving your competence (performance and behaviour) and keeping you up to date in your chosen scope and setting of practice
  • Builds on your existing knowledge and includes a minimum of five hours of CPD in an interactive setting with other practitioners.

To help clients understand how broad our PD topics can be, we’ve included a summary list of some of the sessions completed during our Friday PD sessions.

  • Alert Program
  • ABAS & COPM
  • Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training
  • ADHD
  • ASD
  • Assistance & Therapy Animals
  • Attachment Theory & Sensory Processing
  • Autism in Adults
  • Basic Home Mods booklet ref to NDIS docs and levels
  • Behaviour Support Plans workshop review
  • Bot 2
  • Case Studies
  • CBT
  • Child Protection Reporting
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complaints – Practical examples – managing criticism and feedback
  • Core Connections
  • Cultural Competencies/Indigenous Australians
  • Cyber Security / Online Safety
  • Driving
  • Dyslexia
  • Epilepsy
  • Handwriting
  • Housing Options – NDIS
  • Ideas for Telehealth Online Therapy
  • ILS – safe and sound protocol
  • Interoception
  • Making Sense of Mealtimes
  • Metaverse
  • MHFA Refresher
  • MHPOD resources
  • Mindfulness
  • Minds and Hearts – ASD
  • Movement ABC
  • NDIS Quality & Safeguard Audits
  • Neurobiology of self-care & vicarious trauma
  • Occupational Deprivation & CORE
  • Pain management
  • Pressure injuries and management
  • Progressive Neuro
  • Resilience Project
  • Rhythmic Movements
  • SDA/SIL, ILO – what’s what???
  • Sensory Diets PD
  • Sensory diets and sensory processing as part of your intervention plan
  • Sensory Processing
  • Sensory Profile Session
  • Sex and Intimacy – THRIVE Rehab presentation 2021
  • Sexuality & Gender-Questioning
  • Sleep
  • SLES funding and Casey Living Skills Ax
  • SMART Goals
  • SSP – Polyvagal Theory and Practice Implications
  • Talkabout resources & intro ax + new book on the “Theory of Mind”
  • The Whole Brain Child
  • Time Management & Productivity
  • Toileting
  • Traffic Jam in my brain
  • Trauma
  • Vermeulen – Context
  • Wheelchair information
  • WHR Sex Group
  • Young people in aged care

 

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