DOT(WA) holds meetings and local PD info sessions every second month from 6:30pm until about 8:30pm. We are currently using Zoom for all meetings as our regular meeting ‘venue’.
The professional development will start at 6:30 and will be followed directly by the meeting at about 7:30/8. Please remember to bring along a ‘Good, Bad or Ugly resource’ that you have found to share during the meeting.
To dial in through Zoom, please follow the following steps.
1. Prior to the meeting, download Zoom onto your phone, tablet or computer. The free Zoom
app is available from the App Store or Google play, or you can find it here: https://zoom.us/download.
2. 5 minutes before the meeting, click the link provided (see below or in the newsletter).
3. Check your video audio by clicking ‘Settings’ at the bottom left of the screen. Enable audio and video, but ensure your microphone is on mute.
4. If you wish to ask a question, make a comment etc during the meeting, don’t forget to unmute yourself.
5. To finish the meeting or disconnect, click ‘Leave meeting’ at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Zoom Considerations to ensure the meeting runs as smoothly as possible.
1. Ensure your microphone is on mute, if you have a question, unmute yourself.
2. Look at your video image and ensure it is clear and not distracting. Avoid lights behind you as these cause a lot of glare, and if there are going to be lots of movement behind you (children, people walking around, traffic etc), please turn your video off. Equally if you are eating, moving around etc, please turn your video off.
3. If you have connection issues, consider how many devices are using the internet connection and if some can be disconnected/not used. Alternatively consider using your mobile data. Turning your video off and closing unused tabs or apps can help with poor connection.
4. Try to stay focused and avoid multitasking- pretend you are in the same room as the presenter.
5. There is a significant lag between when you speak and when the person hears you. If you wish to ask a question, get the presenters attention by saying ‘I have a question’ and wait until they acknowledge, you can also raise your hand to get visual attention too. When you are done, acknowledge that you are finished by saying ‘Thank you’, ‘I’m done’ etc.
6. Try to have only one person talking at one time, and speak clearly and slowly.
Upcoming Bi-Monthly PD
Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Topic: On time mobility for children- Power Up!
Presenter: Scott Langmead – Clinical Advisor at Ability TECH, Clinical Lead Occupational
Therapist, (AT Team: Posture and Mobility) at Ability WA
Scott is an occupational therapist who has been working in assistive technology for the last 13 years. Scott has worked in community settings in Perth, as well as in
developing/less resourced contexts in the Solomon Islands. For the past 13 years, he has worked in a clinical lead role in the AT Team at Ability WA. Scott was awarded the Disability Service Commission’s Count Me In Scholarship in 2012 with a focus on early powered mobility practices internationally and has been supported in an evaluation of the Wizzybug mobility device by DOT previously!
Scott is passionate about early mobility opportunities and how these can be supported and augmented by technology. This will be a dynamic presentation with some theoretical, practical and fun elements.
Zoom Link: TBA
If you have difficulty joining the meeting on the day and require support from the DOT(WA) Executive Committee, message/call Jacqui Hunt on 0407 834 097.