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DOT(WA) Annual General Meeting

DOT(WA) would like to invite all members to the AGM to be held online during the August meeting. 

Date: Tuesday 10th August, 2021
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
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DOT(WA) Executive Committee Nominations

With the AGM fast approaching, it is your opportunity to join the fabulous DOT(WA) committee! All roles are up for nomination with the election taking place at the AGM on Tuesday 10th August 2021. There are roles to match different people’s skills and the amount of time they have available, with some roles taking less than an hour a month, to others that take at least an hour a week (don’t worry, that’s just the chairperson).

If you are interested in finding out more information on the roles, what they entail, and to nominate, follow the link here.


Date: Tuesday 10th August, 2021
Time: 6.30pm
Topic: Triple P Parenting, what it is and what it isn’t.
Presenter: Leigh Dix

Triple P-positive parenting is a flexible, evidence-based, multilevel, preventively oriented parenting and family support strategy developed by the Matthew Sanders and his colleagues at the University of Queensland. The program aims to prevent severe behavioural, emotional, and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents. This presentation will discuss the many delivery formats and variations of Triple P, as well as discussing Triple P strategies, including the use of quiet time and time out. What does it mean to discipline a child?  And where do these practices fit in the debate around child mental health, attachment, trauma and restrictive practice?

Leigh Dix, an accredited Triple P practitioner for the past 25 years, is uniquely positioned within the Health and Disability Services sectors to discuss this topic.  Leigh’s work as a Occupational Therapist, trainer, and mentor spans more than 25-years. She has provided OT consultation and training to the education and disability sectors in WA and in a number of developing countries, including Fiji, Indonesia, Nicaragua and Myanmar. She combines practical experience with extensive research, having completed a Masters in Autism Studies, winning the prestigious Edward Newell Memorial Prize for her research into early Autism detection. She is currently an consultant OT with ISADD, and part of the research team undertaking the GAME and REACH studies for infants and young children with Cerebral Palsy, as well as working as a Senior OT with the Child Development Service.

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