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MHIQ Building Healthy Communities - Structure-mapping: analogical reasoning and the systematicity principle among children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder

Posted on Wednesday 2nd August 2017

G40_Red Zone, Gold Coast Campus with videoconference to other campuses upon request.   Hosted by Dr David Trembath, The Hopkins Centre, MenziesHIQ Presented by Dr Orit Hetzroni, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Developmental Disabilities Program, and manages the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) lab, at the University of Haifa, Israel.    Difficulties in high levels of processing (LoP) of complex information are well documented in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Individuals are required to activate high LoP when comparing and generating inferences based primarily on conceptual/structural similarities between the compared analogs. Structure mapping occurs when comparing between similarities and differences of the representations. In complex situations, the process of structure mapping has to be prompted by implicit or by explicit invitation to compare and detect the relations. Systematicity principle maintains the tendency to prefer deep structural relations over shallow basic perceptual ones. In an attempt to understand the role of structure mapping, systematicity principle, and analogical reasoning, a series of studies were conducted among individuals with and without High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. This talk will present the results of the studies and propose to further investigate the use of structure mapping for understanding the higher and lower LoP among individuals with ASD.

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Wednesday 2nd August 2017    

The SOFFI Method: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants Workshop

Posted on Thursday 29th June 2017

This 2 day course provides immediately applicable practical information to help clinicians better identify and treat the factors that impact successful oral feeding of preterm and ill term infants. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach—both in the NICU and after discharge to early intervention through the first six months—the course emphasizes strategies to facilitate infant abilities and develop caregiver feeding skills. Breastfeeding is emphasized as the best feeding method for infants, with some strategies to support breastfeeding. However, most of the feeding strategies are for bottle feedings, since more infant feeding problems occur with bottle feedings. The objective is to identify feeding readiness and provide intervention strategies from a framework of normal development. A holistic approach integrating the medical fragility of these infants is emphasized, using the BROSS approach and the SOFFISM Method.

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Thursday 29th June 2017    


Posted on Wednesday 14th June 2017

The conference provides a forum for bench making and networking between the staff of all Spinal Injury Units, Community Service representatives, conference sponsors, including researchers or individuals interested in spinal cord injury. These activities are vital in developing the best outcomes for the spinal cord injured individuals in Australia and New Zealand.

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Wednesday 14th June 2017    

*NEW* THC Research Session: Understanding and building resilience in family members providing support to relatives with traumatic injury

Posted on Tuesday 6th June 2017

Family resilience is a focus of research and clinical attention in the field of traumatic injury (brain injury, spinal cord injury). Some have suggested that this presents a paradigm shift in the way researchers understand how a family responds to traumatic injury. In this presentation, the broader context for resilience will be outlined, highlighting (i) the clinical context; (ii) the policy and service delivery implications; (iii) and at a theoretical level, its position as part of the growing positive psychology and strengths-based movements. Approaches to defining resilience will then be outlined, followed by the role of resilience in family adjustment to traumatic injury. An intervention program aimed at building resilience will then be described, and finally future directions for resilience research will be discussed.

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Bold Ideas Better Solutions Symposium 2017

Posted on Tuesday 14th February 2017

Bold Ideas Better Solutions is the annual conference hosted by The Hopkins Centre. It will showcase the important collaborative research led by our academic, clinical and practitioner researchers.

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Tuesday 14th February 2017     Disability Rehabilitation

The Hopkins Centre Launch

The Hopkins Centre Launch

Posted on Tuesday 14th February 2017

The Hopkins Centre: Research for Rehabilitation and Resilience is a joint initiative of Griffith University and the Division of Rehabilitation, Metro South Hospital and Health Service in partnership with the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, Synapse, Spinal Life Australia and Health Consumers Queensland. After celebrating 20 years of research in partnership in 2016, we are pleased to now officially launch our new collaborative research centre. When: Thursday 23rd February 2017 Where: Webb Centre S02, Level 7 Function Area 7.16/7.07, Griffith University, South Bank Campus

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Tuesday 14th February 2017    

Building your research profile

Posted on Monday 9th September 2013

Dr Tony Shiels will be visiting us to discuss his role in helping us to build and develop our research profile. He will discuss the impact of ERA 2012 on our performance data and how we can benefit from using ERA to develop our career. Tony is part of the Research Policy and Performance team and they provide the following support services to University clients: Research Plan 2011-2013 Research strategies and policies Research performance data Higher Education Research Data Collection Excellence in Research for Australia Research publications and outputs Research centre reviews Tony will also discuss the Government's Higher Education Research Data Collection. It is compiled annually on the research income and research publications of all the Higher Education Providers in Australia. This information is then used by the Government to distribute block grant funding, such as the RTS and JRE, between Australian HEPs in subsequent years. The HERDC publications are now also being used as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia submission and also drives internal reporting around performance indicators, promotions applications and research activity. This seminar will tie in nicely with previous events and create a whole picture approach. When Thu 24 Oct 2013 10:30am – 11:30am Eastern Time - Brisbane Where L05 Boardroom 1.35 (map)

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Monday 9th September 2013