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Welcome to the Inaugural Symposium for Early Intervention in the 21st Century to be held at Macquarie University on Wednesday 2nd December 2015. Hosted by the Children and Families Research Centre (CFRC) and Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC).

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Early Intervention in Australia faces both a range of opportunities and challenges in the 21st century. This symposium will address a broad range of issues relevant to parents, service providers and academics. Some topics that will be addressed include:

  • Distinguishing science and pseudoscience: A guide for practitioners and parents
  • Cross-cultural issues in early intervention
  • Music in early intervention: Participating in the musical life of childhood
  • Facilitating inclusion in early childhood through the use of Key Word Sign
  • A social relational approach to the inclusion of children who experience disability in early childhood education
  • Making decisions about which interventions to use
  • Changing the way we think about Early Intervention
  • Engagement and embedded intervention

KEYNOTE: Dr Tim Moore, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. 
Early childhood intervention in a changing world: Challenges and opportunities

PRESENTATION: Associate Professor Mark Carter, Macquarie University, Special Education Centre. 
Distinguishing science and pseudoscience: A guide for practitioners and parents

WORKSHOPS: Workshop session times to be confirmed when registering, please indicate a preference for three workshops of your choice. Full topic abstracts can be accessed here...

Symposium details

Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Time: 9am - 3pm (Registration from 8.30am)
Venue:  Macquarie University, W6D Lotus Theatre

Cost: 
Early Bird registration: $100 p/person by 16 October 2015
$110 p/person after 16 October 2015
Includes Morning tea & Lunch

Campus Map & Parking:
Lotus Theatre, Macquarie University, Map Ref: O,11
Campus Map: www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/maps/campus_map/

Registration:

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You can:
Download this registration form, fill in your details, scan, and email to genevieve.godwin@mq.edu.au

Fax your form to (02) 9850 8254

Make out cheques to Macquarie University and post, along with your registration form, to:

MUSEC, C/- Genevieve Godwin, BLDG X5A, Macquarie University, Balaclava Rd, North Ryde, NSW 2109

Program and Abstracts

8:30am Registration: Macquarie University, W6D Lotus Theatre
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9:00am Welcome to Country - Lexodious Dadd, Senior Darug man, Cannemegal clan, Sydney area
9:05am Welcome and Introduction
9:10am Keynote speaker: Dr Tim Moore, Early childhood intervention in a changing world: Challenges and opportunities
10:10am Presentation speaker: Associate Professor Mark Carter, Distinguishing science and pseudoscience: A guide for practitioners and parents
11:00am Morning Tea
11:30am Workshops # 1  -4
12:00pm Workshops # 5 - 8
12:30pm Workshops # 9 - 12
1.00pm Lunch
2:00pm Panel: Changing the way we think about Early Intervention
3:00pm Close

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