TBC, Melbourne [VIC]


Start: Mon 20 Apr 2020
End: Tue 21 Apr 2020
RSVP: Mon 30 Mar 2020


Start: 09:00 AM
Check-in: 08:30 AM
End: 04:30 PM


Non-member Price: $965.00 Add to Cart
  Members, please log in to register.


The workshop will cover typical sleep, sleep disturbance, communication, sensory and behavioural strategies to address sleep disturbance, positive sleep practices, case studies, developing and monitoring a sleep plan, sleep research results and running sleep education sessions. A wide range of resources will be presented.


Practitioners who undertake training will be able to:

  1. Understand the stages and cycles of sleep and need for sleep.
  2. Interpret sleep diaries.
  3. Appraise a sleep history.
  4. Identify possible sleep disturbance.
  5. Recognise indicators for referral to specialised services.
  6. Consider a child and family’s readiness to commence intervention to reduce sleep disturbance.
  7. Review strategies to reduce sleep disturbance.
  8. Develop a sleep plan based on communication, sensory and behavioural strategies.
  9. Set sleep goals.
  10. Monitor and adapt a sleep plan.


This workshop is suitable for:

  • Student/New Graduates
  • Experienced OTs



Annie O'Connell

Annie O’Connell is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience and has worked in a variety of paediatric settings in Australia and overseas.

In 2003 Annie completed her M.App.Sc (OT) by research investigating ‘Sleep Disturbance in Children with Autism and the use of a Waterbed’.

From 2003 to 2015 Annie was the Lead Practitioner for the ‘Sleepwise project’ addressing sleep disturbance in young people with developmental disabilities developed by Child and Youth Services, Disability Services in SA.  Two research grants from the Apex Foundation For Research Into Intellectual Disability Limited allowed the evaluation of the Sleepwise approach for children 2–6 years of age and 8–18 years of age.

Annie was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2009 to further explore the management of sleep disturbance in the UK, USA and Canada.

Annie is currently in private practice.


Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st April 2020
Registrations 8.30am
Day 1: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Day 2: 9.00am - 4.00pm


OTA Member: $675.00

OTA Student Member/New Graduate Member: $610.00

Non Member: $965.00

Members must be logged in with username and password in order to register at the member rate.


Melbourne - TBA 


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

*If you have specific dietary requirements that are not listed in the options upon registering, please contact the OTA representative ASAP using the contact details below. 


Our workshop materials are now provided to you electronically via an online platform, Course Genius. Approximately one week prior to the commencement of the workshop we will email instructions for you to follow to access these workshop resources.

If you do not receive this correspondence within the time frame stated above, please contact OTA ASAP using the contact details below. 

*To ensure you receive all correspondence we recommend registering for this workshop with a personal email address.


By attending this CPD event, members will be able to claim 16 hours towards their CPD requirements. 


All information is correct at the time of publication. OTA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the CPD calendar as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

All workshop resources including copies of the presentation, along with all supporting documents and links are not for distribution and are the property of the presenter.

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