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Postponed - CYRC Keyword Seminar 3 - "Communication"

Children and Youth Research Centre, QUT

Saturday, 31 December 2016 from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm (AEST)

Postponed - CYRC Keyword Seminar 3 - "Communication"

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CYRC Keyword Seminar 3 - "Communication"

 This event has been postponed til 2016. New date/time to be confirmed.

'Communication' is used to talk about how people share information about their experiences, thoughts and feelings, by speaking, writing, or using some other form of expression. Children learn from a very young age, that words, facial expressions and gestures are all part of the practice of communication. However, communication with and about children who have particular health needs can be challenging.

This keyword seminar shares collaborative research between academics and healthcare practitioners in two child healthcare settings: paediatric palliative care and speech language pathology services for children. Each project examined how communication with and about children is achieved. Through a focus on video recordings of real-world examples, the seminar will provide insight into practical strategies underpinning effective communication.


Finding a way with words: Discussing the potential deterioration of a child who has a life-limiting condition

- Dr Anthony Herbert (Director, Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital)

- Dr Stuart Ekberg (Research Fellow, Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation; CYRC)

 Finding ways to discuss potential deterioration in a child who has a life-limiting condition (often referred to as ‘terminal illness’) can be crucial to maximise their quality of life. Unfortunately, there is very little research evidence to guide practitioners on how best to approach such discussions. Our research has addressed this by studying video-recorded examples of discussing deterioration in paediatric palliative care consultations. In our presentation, we will show examples of this practice and discuss how they can be used to sensitively create spaces in which it is possible to discuss a child’s condition in the future.


Language for learning: Encouraging engagement in face-to-face and e-therapy for young children who have primary language disorders

- Ms Belinda Fisher (Senior Clinician / Speech Pathologist, Let’s Talk Developmental Hub)

- Professor Susan Danby (School of Early Childhood, QUT; CYRC)

In geographically dispersed countries like Australia, videoconferencing software like SkypeTM is increasingly used to deliver a range of specialist services, including speech language pathology for children. It is not clear, however, how therapeutic interventions are delivered when the parties involved cannot physically interact with one another. This is particularly important for specialist services such as therapy for young children who have primary language disorders, as treatment is usually delivered in a play-based format. Our research uses video-recorded examples of face-to-face- and e-therapy sessions to show how therapeutic activities can be adapted to suit online modalities.



What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking at QUT is limited. You can travel to and from Gardens Point by bus, train, CityCat (ferry) or taxi. The campus has its own CityCat stop, and is a short walk from Central and South Bank train stations, and King George Square and Queen Street bus stations. All public transport in South-East Queensland is run by TransLink.


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ROOM A105, A Block, Level 1, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059

Saturday, 31 December 2016 from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm (AEST)

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Children and Youth Research Centre, QUT

The Children and Youth Research Centre (CYRC) at QUT is a multidisciplinary research environment, led by the Faculty of Education and also partnered with the Faculties of Law, Health, Science and Engineering, Business, and Creative Industries.

CYRC is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities for Australian children and young people (0 – 25 years). Our goal is to deliver innovative and high-impact research to ensure significant benefits for Australian children and youth, their families, and communities. 

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