19 episodes

Welcome to Therapy Team Talk, the podcast to get Australian paediatric therapists talking together to progress clinical excellence and best lives for children.

Our presenters are allied health industry specialists who have a wealth of clinical wisdom, curious minds and who love a chat. They will showcase wonderful guests and share their thoughts on many and varied paediatric therapy topics.

As with the entire Therapy Team Talk program, every episode has a specific clinical topic and are conveniently short and sweet for your listening pleasure. Please subscribe to ensure you don’t miss a single chatty and informative episode.

If it's focused paediatric clinical training and discussion you seek, consider joining our Therapy Team Talk program https://therapyteamtalk.com/  

Therapy Team Talk Cathy Love

    • Business

Welcome to Therapy Team Talk, the podcast to get Australian paediatric therapists talking together to progress clinical excellence and best lives for children.

Our presenters are allied health industry specialists who have a wealth of clinical wisdom, curious minds and who love a chat. They will showcase wonderful guests and share their thoughts on many and varied paediatric therapy topics.

As with the entire Therapy Team Talk program, every episode has a specific clinical topic and are conveniently short and sweet for your listening pleasure. Please subscribe to ensure you don’t miss a single chatty and informative episode.

If it's focused paediatric clinical training and discussion you seek, consider joining our Therapy Team Talk program https://therapyteamtalk.com/  

    Dr. Daniel Golshevsky

    Dr. Daniel Golshevsky

    Today on the podcast we welcome Dr Daniel Golshevsky (Dr Golly), a Melbourne-based paediatrician and father of three. Specialising in unsettled babies and poor sleep, Dr Golly developed this sleep program through his work with thousands of babies over more than a decade of practice. With a focus on empowering parents and protecting mothers, Dr Golly turns up the volume of that innate parental instinct to maximise parents' understanding of their baby's cues and bring everyone closer to a full night's sleep. 

    This is what we spoke about: 
    What the Dr Golly Sleep Program is all about 
    What the signs are of kids that struggle with sleep 
    How it's never too late to correct bad sleep 
    Why it's important to establish good habits and a healthy relationship with sleep from the newborn period 
    Creating positive habits, positive sleep associations for the child, but also for the parents 
    How parents can really understand the impact that their own emotions have on their kids 
    Imposter Syndrome and how important it is for newer therapists to give themselves time and not compare to more experienced therapists in your field 
    Advice to clinicians on finding more time-efficient measures to  get through your work 

    Links: 
    Dr Golly Website 
    Dr Golly Facebook 
    Dr Golly Instagram 

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    • 34 min
    From Speaking Words to Writing Stories Webinar

    From Speaking Words to Writing Stories Webinar

    We are excited to announce we are running an online 3 hour workshop called “From Speaking Words to Writing Stories” on Friday 1st October.  

    Megan Ingram and Charmaine Owen will be presenting this workshop perfect for Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Developmental Educators, Allied Health Assistants and General Educators working with children and families. Megan and Charmaine are not only magically skilled and experienced clinicians they are also energetic educators, begone the tiresome lecture style presentation with these two! Be prepared for an honest, down to earth, evidence inspired and super practical professional development session.  

    What you will discover: 
    There are so many skills involved in getting kids to get their thoughts out of their brains and onto paper.  
    We don’t spend enough time thinking about all of those different skills and how interconnected they are 
    We talk about the reading rope all the time, focusing on the different components that we need to produce a really strong reader but we don’t focus enough on writing which deserves this equal kind of conversation 
    When kids are having a writing difficulty we really need to pick apart and really look at what's going on for them 
    Writing is a super complex skill and it takes regular more neurotypical kids years to master it yet some of the little kids that we serve they’re kind of expected to get it in the same timeframe, on top of everything else that they're working on developmentally 
    Thinking about this transition from speaking to writing and all of the opportunities that it brings for a therapy team to work around because everyone bring skills and passion to the package 
    Seeing writing as such a critical life skill for kids  
    Developing a little bit more understanding as to how we can really support parents  
    There are strategies that we use to make everybody's journey into writing just so much stronger and smoother  
    Making this a really efficient kind of process for kids  
    Who brings which skills to the child's learning program and how the team actually work together to get consistency  
    Focusing on the team, where we really do bring our best work together with Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, teachers and parents  
    The objective is for therapists to gain confidence around the complexity of writing and the components that sit in it 

    Links: 
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    • 19 min
    Lillian Colley

    Lillian Colley

    On the podcast today we have our lovely guest, Lillian Colley, a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP), owner of Lillian Colley Speech Pathology - a mobile private practice on the Mornington Peninsula, providing home and school based services to children and their families. 

    Lillian has worked in the public, private and school-based systems in both Australia and the UK and has a strong interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and working with children and young people who have complex disabilities. Lillian is a PODD presenter and is also trained in PROMPT therapy.  

    In this episode we chat about: 
    Working with families and children with really complex communication 
    What to look for in AAC devices 
    How to introduce a child or person to a new communication system 
    Where Lilian does her therapy sessions 
    What Lillian’s caseload looks like  
    Using different strategies and sometimes even rules to help the child be understood 
    Key takeaways and advice for clinicians wanting to start out in the AAC space 
    What Lillian’s go-to communication systems or vocabularies are 
    Why you should review the AAC device yearly for the child 
    Why you just can’t use an iPad as a substitute 
    Using social media as a tool to give you a better insight into different parent groups and community groups 

    Links: 
    Lillian Colley Speech Pathology Facebook 

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    • 40 min
    Helen Dimond

    Helen Dimond

    Our lovely guest on the podcast today is Helen Dimond, a Speech Pathologist and Owner of the practice Joyful Little Voices based on the Sunshine Coast. Helen has worked in paediatrics for the last 20 years.  Helen particularly enjoys therapy using AAC, has a passion for learning, teaching and supervising. 

     

    In this episode we get into: 
    Helen’s experiences as a Speech Pathologist working with children  
    How Joyful Little Voices came about 
    What transdisciplinary practice is  
    Multidisciplinary versus transdisciplinary  
    What transdisciplinary practice looks like across government funded or private services 
    Key aspects of delivering care in a transdisciplinary way that clinicians need to know about 
    Strategies about how clinicians can decide what sits in their bucket versus what could be shared cross their team 
    What the benefits are of the keyworker model 
    What the barriers or some of the challenges are in clinicians or therapists picking up this model and starting to use that kind of a model 
    The steps or specific strategies therapists could take to try and move towards that end goal of transdisciplinary care in their practice 

     

    Links:
    Joyful Little Voices Website 
    Joyful Little Voices Facebook 
    Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention 
    Key Worker Online Course 

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    • 39 min
    Delia Weston

    Delia Weston

    On the podcast today we welcome our guest, Delia Weston. Delia is a passionate, determined, thoughtful (and as she describes herself, a little bit ‘cheeky’) physio. Delia started her life in the USA and through several happy accidents has found herself putting down roots in the Sunshine Coast in QLD where she and her business partner Jamine Gardener (OT) have recently started a private paediatric therapy clinic called More Than Able Therapy. 

    Delia was lucky enough to grow up with her sister Amber, who had Cerebral Palsy, and from a young age she knew that she was meant to be a physiotherapist supporting children like Amber. Delia pulled on her real-life experiences growing up with a sister who had Cerebral Palsy to develop her unique therapy style and holistic approach to supporting children with complex disabilities.  

     

    In this episode we chat about: 
    Delia’s story as a therapist - what made her decide to get into physiotherapist, and what her experience has been as a paediatric therapist so far 
    Delia’s experience growing up with her sister who had a disability 
    What Delia thinks the value was that her sister needed and what she would have liked the world to have understood better 
    What it was like having a lot of healthcare professionals come in and out of your house as a child  
    What therapy looked like back when her sister was receiving therapy 
    What could have made a difference for her family that could have helped them to be less overwhelmed in dealing with her sisters’ disability  
    What is better about therapy services in the world that we're practicing in today 
    How her sister’s disability has shaped Delia as the therapist that she is today
    What therapists can do to improve their skills so that they are better able to read and understand their clients with more complex disabilities 
    What Delia’s approach is to treating children with complex needs 
    What the purpose is of therapists being involved in these children’s lives  
    What the bigger picture is that therapists need to consider when they're working with these children with a complex disability and for their families
    Delia’s advice to therapists on how they can give families a really positive experience based on what she knows both as a sister of a sibling with a disability and as a therapist 

     

    Links: 
    More Than Able Therapy Website 
    More Than Able Therapy Facebook 
    More Than Able Therapy Instagram 

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    • 29 min
    Ashleigh Blake

    Ashleigh Blake

    Ashleigh Blake is our awesome guest on the podcast today. Ashleigh works as an Occupational Therapist across the private and public sector, with children and their families. 

     

    In this episode we get into:
    How Ashleigh manages two part time OT roles and also the difference within those two roles 
    What the pros and cons are to both of these roles 
    How Ashleigh’s skill set has grown by having exposure to both private and public sector 
    Ashleigh’s tips from working in a team vs that single profession practice 
    How Ashleigh gets the balance right, about being on the edge where she is learning and challenging herself but not sitting back in that comfort zone 
    How important it is to have a good mentor 
    Practicing good time management and being really mindful of how she uses her time 
    What her important piece of advice is when networking and connecting with other allied health professionals 
    The benefits of really knowing what you need to know and knowing when to refer 

     

    Links:
    Kids and Community 

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    • 26 min

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