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Professional Development & Consulting

Shayna is a passionate supporter of life long learning,

and loves to help out with professional development and training opportunities.

She is also available to consult with health and swimming services in developing or reviewing their systems. 

For physiotherapists 

 

Shayna is known for her engaging presentations using video to demonstrate skills, clinical reasoning and case studies, with many thanks to the wonderfully generous families who allow their children's footage to be used!

 

Examples of topics include: 

  • using time in the water as an opportunity to further gross motor, fine motor, communication, social, play, problem solving, oromotor and self care skills

  • incorporating swim safer messages and behaviours in every session

  • using a Contemporary Neuro Developmental Treatment approach to aquatic physiotherapy

  • use of 'mini assessments' before and after sessions to see active change in a child's performance from single sessions

  • strategies to develop novel treatment approaches

  • transition into community based swimming, either with families or in swim schools

  • retraining swimming for children and adults

 

She also consults with health services in:

  • assisting with systems around risk screening and management

  • developing parent interviews to understand a child's developmental needs

  • supporting staff and families in problem solving strategies when challenges arise

 

Shayna has presented at Australian Physiotherapy Association professional development events including the 2013 and 2015 conferences, joint aquatics and paediatrics national special group lectures, and the aquatic physiotherapy level 1 and 3 courses. 

Courses we offer

For allied health professionals, allied health assistants and special school teachers working with babies and children 

 

Do you work with babies and children in the water? Do you ever wonder if there is more you could be achieving in your sessions? 

 

Shayna provides group professional development sessions, as well as consulting for a particular child, at therapy centres and special schools. 

 

She is particularly interested in: 

  • using time in the water as an opportunity to further gross motor, fine motor, communication, social, play, problem solving, oromotor and self care skills

  • using a Contemporary Neuro Developmental Treatment approach to interdisciplinary aquatic therapy

  • transition into community based swimming, either with families or in swim schools

  • incorporating swim safer messages and behaviours in every session

  • assisting with systems around risk screening and management

  • supporting staff and families in problem solving strategies when challenges arise

 

Shayna is developed and taught the aquatic physiotherapy units of RMIT's first Allied Health Assistance course. That course is not running in 2017.

She is able to provide training to organisations to suit the needs of their staff.

Courses we offer

For swimming teachers 

 

Shayna is passionate about providing training and support to swimming teachers. It's exciting to see how adding to their already rich knowledge base helps teachers be more effective with their learners!

 

She is involved in the ongoing training and professional development of swimming teachers at the Sydenham Street Swimming School and Van Dyk's Swimming Academy. 

 

She also takes on a consulting role to support other swim schools. This can be done as:

 

She is a registered course presenter with the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) and is able to provide these qualifications: 

She often combines these courses with additional training specific to the needs of your organisation. Here's a story about the SAT LWD combined with her own additional content, run regularly for 2 swimming schools.

 

She specialises in: 

  • using a developmental approach to working with babies and children 

  • inclusion and participation of learners with specific needs into swimming schools

  • incorporating swim safer messages and behaviours in every session

  • communication strategies for learners with specific needs

  • setting up procedures to screen for risks associated with learners with specific needs

  • setting up a 'parent interview' for swim schools to understand a learner's specific needs, and to plan for these, before their first session

  • supporting teachers and families in problem solving strategies when challenges arise

 

She uses a variety of teaching methods to cater to the audience's learning styles and may include: 

  • whole group and small group discussions

  • video demonstration

  • facilitating problem solving through scenarios or video examples

  • practical sessions in the water, facilitating your teachers in applying their new skills

  • comprehensive notes and resources

 

Course participants are eligible for accreditation points under ASCTA (Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association).

Courses we offer

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Within 30 mins of our pools

Sydenham Street Swimming School

15 Sydenham St Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

 

Van Dyk's Swimming Academy

241 Para Rd Greensborough VIC 3088

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