Supporting continence in children with ASD and ADHD

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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06:30 PM AEDT - 07:30 PM AEDT

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About the Webinar

In this webinar we will discuss the development of continence in children with ASD and ADHD.  A multi-disciplinary panel will look at some of the successful strategies they have developed and the current treatment options available. 

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About your presenters

Janet Chase

For over 30 years Janet Chase has treated incontinence in children and adults. She currently works in a multidisciplinary team as a clinician and is involved in research. She was involved in writing the curriculum of the post-graduate continence physiotherapy course at the University of Melbourne, and with Debbie Rechtman, teaches the paediatric component. Janet helped set up both the paediatric continence clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. She has served as a member of the Australian Government National Continence Management Strategy Advisory Sub-Committee, and presently is Chair-person of the Paediatric Advisory Sub-committee of the Continence Foundation of Australia, a Director of Continence Foundation of Australia and a Board member of the International Children’s Continence Society.

Di Collis 

Di Collis has 30 years clinical experience in paediatric OT in a variety of locations in South East Qld as well as early career locums in the UK. She has mostly worked within the health sector: both acute and community. Di currently holds a part time position at Nambour Child Health in which she delivers toileting workshops for parents and offers individual support to children with bedwetting. In partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast, Di completed a research project examining the impact of parent toileting workshops on parental sense of mastery and children’s quality of life. Her private practice also offers specialised paediatric toileting services and on-line OT supervision around toileting issues Di confesses that she has an ‘accidental’ but enduring interest and commitment to paediatric toileting work and is known by some as the author of ‘The Adventures of Plopsy the Poo’. 

Kylie Bowden

Kylie is a Psychologist and Director of Specialist Behaviour Support at Yooralla. She has a Masters in Psychology (Clinical) and partial completion of a Doctorate Psychology (Clinical).  Kylie has 20 year’s experience in the assessment, treatment and management of female, male and youth offenders with an intellectual disability. Including experience working across the developmental lifespan in child and adolescent mental health and dual disability specific assessment and treatment programs. As a Senior Psychologist and senior practitioner she was involved in the delivery of assessment and group and individual based treatment and intervention programs, supervising students and managing multidisciplinary team environments. Client based services have been delivered within community settings, secure residential treatment settings/secure mental health settings and within prison environments. Experience also in working with neurodevelopmental disorders (i.e. ASD) and other cognitive impairments such as ABI/TBI and neurological conditions such as Huntington’s. Experience also in case management delivery, including supervision, training and consultancy to case managers, when working for departmental agencies and as a private practitioner.