These courses are delivered Face to Face and are open to everyone to attend; parents, teachers, school executives, principals, allied health and medical professionals as well as students. These courses are held at RIDBC Renwick Centre, around Australia and in some international locations.
Many of these sessions are available through remote access from around the country and world.
These sessions offer the research and practical skills as well as networking opportunities.



Unpacking the Code: Braille Mathematics in the Secondary years

9:00 am | | CPE18BSM

This workshop will identify all relevant principles essential in having a true understanding of braille transcription of mathematical material 7 – 12. It will address the various braille code signs and modes at this level and give a comprehensive understanding of why things are brailled as they are when an almost identical item is brailled differently.


AAC – Communication in Action

9:00 am | | CPE18AAC

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are the communication tools, systems and strategies that can replace or supplement natural speech. There are many reasons that a person may not be able to communicate using speech. AAC is the tool that can give a person with little or no speech a way to communicate their needs, their thoughts and ideas, tell stories, and interact with the world around them.


Living and learning with Assistive technology

9:00 am | | CPE18ATS

This two day course will provide participants with the opportunity to hear from keynote presenters as well as break off into streams that focus on deaf hard of hearing students/clients, blind and low vision students/clients as well as those that switch users.


Growing Small Talk into Big Ideas: Advancing Listening and Spoken Language Outcomes through Family-Centred Practice

9:00 am | | CPE18GST

Join this engaging session to explore how auditory verbal practitioners, speech-language pathologists, special educators, and early intervention practitioners can apply research on the importance of parent talk to meet the needs of the families of children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) they serve. Evidence-based practices and developmentally appropriate activities aimed at building listening and spoken language (LSL) skills for young children who are DHH will be identified.