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ECHO Term 1 Conference
Connecting the Dots - Movement, Learning and the Brain
Saturday 19th March 2016
Adelaide Pavilion, South Terrace, Adelaide 5000
Dino Mennillo has been a registered Occupational Therapist since 1998 and has been the director of OTFC since January 2005. His professional experience has involved working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings (private, community and government) in South Australia, Victoria and NSW. He became the director of OTFC following his employment and training under Veronica Steer (previous OTFC director for 25 years and recognised Sensory Integration Trainer). Dino’s areas of interest include working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory processing difficulties/ dysfunction, and behavioural / emotional difficulties.
Christy Ozzella is the loving mother of Leo, a Year One child who is charmingly funny, articulate, loving, creative and also happens to have some sensory processing challenges. Christy will share her perspectives as a parent in advocating for her child, navigating the system and what she wishes we knew that could help in our roles as educators.
Amanda Bartram is a Learning Advisor at Blair Athol North Birth-7 School. She and 14 boys in years 2 to 6 spend their days learning together with a focus on meeting sensory, social and curriculum needs through play and community involvement.
Susan Sandow is an Early Years Educator in the Nest at Alberton Primary School. She has carefully set up her environment and developed her pedagogy with an awareness of children’s sensory processing needs.
Eric Harris is a co-educator working in the Nest at Alberton Primary School and has set up supervised ‘wrestling’ as one way of addressing the sensory needs of children. Eric is passionate about developing a connectedness between mind body and world.
|8:00am||Check In and Coffee|
|10:20am||Connecting with Families - Christy Ozzella (Parent)|
|11:15am||Connecting with Boys - Amanda Bartram (BANB7)|
|11:40am||Connecting with Early Years - Eric Harris & Susan Sandow (Alberton)|
|12:05pm||Connecting the Pieces - Dino Mennillo|
When & Where
Early Childhood Organisation
EChO (Early Childhood Organisation Inc) is a group of South Australian educators and carers whose focus is on children from birth to eight years of age.
EChO is committed to developing the status, high quality and future direction of early childhood education.
1. Promoting and maintaining the visibility of early childhood education.
2. Providing quality professional learning for early childhood educators and carers.
3. Developing and maintaining links with other professional associations.
4. Promoting and supporting research into children’s cultural, social, moral, physical and emotional development.
EChO membership is open to all educators and carers – teachers, child care workers, support staff and family day carers.
Enquiries about this event can be directed to Amanda Bartram at firstname.lastname@example.org.