The transition from kindergarten to school is a big milestone for any child and it is important that their transition is a positive one. Children now live in a rapidly transforming environment where technological developments are altering the skills that they need to acquire. They now require an additional set of capabilities in preparing them not only for school, but for life, where critical thinking, problem solving and creativity are seen as essential and the new basis for 21st century learning.
This workshop, hosted by Emma Forbes, Children's Services Manager and Adelaide Pendlebury, Oac Health Manager will focus on ensuring your child is ready for the transition to school from both an educational and health perspective. They will also provide you with practical tips and tools that you and your family can use as you enter this important stage of your child’s educational journey.
A little about Adelaide:
Adelaide is a certified Speech Pathologist with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from The University of Sydney. Adelaide also holds an Associate Diploma in Drama and Performance as well as a Diploma in Journalism.
Adelaide is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and she is an active participant in the Professional Self Regulation Program. Adelaide has received additional training in the Hanen Centre Program ‘It Takes Two to Talk’, the principles and methods of Voicecraft, and the diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Adelaide has a wealth of experience working with children in the areas of articulation, language, literacy, and stuttering. She has worked in a number of settings including private clinics, early education centres, schools, and homes. Adelaide has also presented workshops to early education teams and health professionals on a variety of topics relating to communication.
A little about Emma:
Emma is an experienced and passionate early childhood educator having worked in all elements of early childhood over the past 15 years. She is a proud advocate for early childhood and believe in building collaborative relationships with all that are around both adults and children alike. Emma is currently the Children's Services Manager at Only About Children.