QLD CODE: Understanding person-centred and enablement models of care to build opportunity for speech pathology services for older people

Price (incl GST)
Members Single price $88.00
Non-Members Single price $176.00

  • Registrations close 24 hours before the expiry date
  • All delegates must be registered to participate in training and be eligible to earn PSR points
  • Registrants choosing the Member class will be contacted if they are not financial SPA members with the option to pay the difference for Non Member registration or cancel and receive a refund.
  • Each person must register - single registration cost is for each individual, not per site.
  • SPA Student members can contact SPA to organise registrations at student member rates

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Session Overview:

This event aims to describe person-centred and enablement based service provision models currently in use across the aged care sector, and discuss the application of these models to speech pathology practice. Ways in which these models support speech pathologists working to restore, rehabilitate, or compensate for impairment level difficulties, maintain current skills, and facilitate enabling communication and mealtime environments in aged care settings will be explored.

Evidence detailing current practice in aged care, and new research supporting broader management of communication, mealtime and swallowing difficulties in aged care settings will be described. Practical tips will be provided to assist clinicians in advocating for and facilitating best practice aged care. Participants will be encouraged to share their experience working in aged care settings, and together begin to align current speech pathology services with aged care sector endorsed models of care. 

What I will learn:

By the end of this online event you will have an understanding of:

  • The principles underpinning person-centred and enablement models of care, and how these principles align with aged care legislation.
  • The relevance and application of person-centred and enablement models of care to day to day practice in aged care settings in managing communication, mealtime, and swallowing difficulties, and in facilitating quality of life for older people.
  • Current evidence and ongoing research informing and supporting the management of communication, mealtime and swallowing difficulties in aged care settings and the role of speech pathology services in aged care.

Who should attend:

  • This session is aimed at speech pathologists who work with, or have a special interest in working with older people in permanent residential care or community based aged care settings.
  • Registrants are expected to have an introductory level of knowledge in adult acquired communication and swallowing disorders, and communication and swallowing changes associated with ageing.   
  • Students who have had some clinical experience working with older people and have a keen interest in this caseload are welcome to register.

What do I need to read beforehand?

No pre-reading required.

CPD Points awarded: 1.5 PSR points


Michelle Bennett Michelle Bennett
Australian Catholic University