Welcome to the PSP Village

It takes a village

Peninsula Speech Plus has always had a strong connection with our community.   We believe that it takes a village to support a person to be the best they can be.  It is parent, teachers, grandparents, support workers and aged care workers working together around an individual.

To support our village Peninsula Speech Plus has developed PSP Village which houses a number of programs

The purpose of PSP village is to educate, inform and support everyone in our community.

Check out our programs and if you have ideas for new ones, let us know.

Super excited for our next online event –  Loren Swancutt

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning

This session will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days after the event.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework used to improve and optimise teaching and learning for all students based on scientific insights into how humans learn. UDL embodies a number of principles and ways of thinking about curriculum and instruction that aim to provide all students with an equitable opportunity to succeed in regular, grade-level curriculum content alongside peers. This professional learning session will draw on a combination of research and experience to explore the key concepts of UDL and how they can be applied within the context of Australian classrooms to maximise the access, participation, and progress of all students. Key learnings will include:

  • Overview of UDL – its origins, framework and guidelines
  • Understanding of how UDL can work to address inequity and support inclusive education practices
  • Learn how to get started with the application of UDL concepts
  • Practical steps, processes and demonstrations of practice utilising UDL
  • Application of UDL to example units of study, instructional tasks, and assessment items.


Loren is an accomplished classroom teacher and school leader who is committed to advancing the realisation of inclusive education within the Australian context. She has designed and led successful whole-school inclusive reform at a complex and challenging high school and has been a teacher and school leader across both primary and secondary school settings. She has fulfilled system-level coaching roles focused on building the capability of Principals and school leaders to engage in inclusive school improvement. Loren is highly regarded for her innovative work in the areas of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive curriculum provision, and instructional strategies that support students with complex learning profiles to engage with regular, age-equivalent experiences. She supports other educational professionals to build their capability to enact the fundamental concepts and practices of inclusive education. She is the National Convenor of the School Inclusion Network for Educators and is a Doctoral candidate at the Queensland University of Technology.


Oh my ! We have loved working with Dr Ross Greene

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions

Learn Collaborative and Proactive Solutions from Ross Greene

These sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days after the event.

This professional development series is designed for individual clinicians, educators, parents and others working directly with challenging youth and their caregivers.

12 hours over 4 sessions of 3-hour duration

Session 1 -Tuesday 5th October10.00am to 1.00 pm

Session 2 -Thursday 7th October10.00am to 1.00 pm

Session 3 -Tuesday 26th October10.00am to 1.00 pm

Session 4 -Tuesday 28th October10.00am to 1.00 pm

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions is an evidence-based model Dr Ross Greene describes in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. The Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model has transformed thinking and practices in countless families, schools, and residential facilities throughout the world, and has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, concerning behaviours, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, seclusions, and school refusal.

The model represents a significant departure from discipline-as-usual: it focuses on solving problems rather than on modifying behaviour, emphasises collaborative rather than unilateral solutions, encourages proactive rather than reactive intervention and provides practical, research-based tools for assessment and intervention.

Key Concepts

  • Kids want to do well, do well if they can
  • Challenging kids are challenging because they lack the skills (flexibility, adaptability, frustration tolerance and problem-solving. Lacking skills not motivation
  • Challenging behaviours happen when the demand on the child outstrip the skills they have to respond adaptively to those demands
  • Challenging kids need help…..solving problems, setting the stage for challenging behaviour• Anxiety makes rational thinking much harder, leading to more anxiety.

Session 1 and 2 – Dr Greene will provide a general overview of the CPS model, including key themes, use of assessment instrumentation, and solving problems collaboratively.

Sessions 3 and 4 – Dr Greene will dive deeper into various facets of the model, with extensive use of video examples and ample time for questions and discussion.

If you have attended Day 1 training (sessions 1 & 2) previously you can sign up for sessions 3 and 4 only here.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the five big shifts of the CPS model, including focusing on unsolved problems rather than behaviours, the advantages of collaborative (rather than unilateral) problem solving; and the importance and feasibility of proactive (rather than reactive) intervention.
  • Identify the lagging skills and unsolved problems using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP).
  • Describe the three basic mechanisms by which adults handle unsolved problems and unmet expectations in kids (Plans A, B, and C) and what is accomplished by each, and the three steps or “ingredients” of Plan B.
  • Describe how to effectively implement Plan B to solve problems, teach skills, and reduce the frequency and intensity of concerning behaviour.
  • Identify the strategies for dealing with the various structural factors in schools that may impede the implementation of the CPS model
  • Describe and deal with the roadblocks commonly encountered in implementation with individual children and in families and systems.

Families may be able to use NDIS funds to access this event.

The recordings are available until the 9th of December.  If you would like to  purchase the recordings please call 03 59751500 or email accounts@peninsulaspeech.com.au

All sessions $790 including GST.


We love working with our local educators.  Our School Readiness program works with our Kindergarten colleagues on developing knowledge and skills to prepare students for School.  Our Setting up Success for students works with our Primary School colleagues on developing knowledge and incorporating strategies from both Speechies and OTs.

Each program starts with our online package:

The online training package.
Run-on zoom these sessions contains 45 mins of information and 15 mins of implementation planning and questions.  All sessions will be recorded so that they can be watched later for those unable to attend live or just to see twice!  We want your whole team to have access because success happens when everyone hears and sees the same information.

Then you can add on :
Implementation Support
We visit your workplace and co-teach with you to support the implementation of concepts and knowledge into your teaching program.  We recommend visits of two hours spaced to facilitate opportunities for run sessions in-between visits.  We design a program and quote based on your requirements.

Then. you can add on:
Parent sessions
Tailored to your requirements

Flyer for School Readiness

Flyer for Setting up success for students

To book in contact accounts@peninsulaspeech.com.au

We support developing allied health clinicians across Australia.  Launch Team invites new graduate occupational therapists, speech therapists, and physiotherapists to join our exclusive program to support your early career development and guide you to reach for the stars!

Members of Launch Team 2021 will receive exclusive access to:

  • Monthly live Zoom team meetings including professional development presentations and case study presentations. Professional development topics are tailored to meet the needs of all three allied health professions.
  • Access to a private Facebook group in which you can liaise directly with the Launch Team, and other group members.
  • Exclusive access to our ‘Launch Pad’ portal containing resources to support your new graduate journey.
  • Build your professional and peer network An opportunity to build your professional and peer network through regular interactions with program attendees.

For more information about Launchteam – click here.

Parent Training Sessions

This is where the village started.  During COVID 19 lockdown in 2020, we were searching for ways to support our community while we were locked away from each other.  PSP Village Parent Training sessions were created.  Our knowledgeable team members run information sessions online to our community on topics such as toileting, early speech development, AAC and social skills to name just a few.

More sessions are coming – Look out for them on social media.  Bookings are through Eventbrite.  Follow us on Eventbrite to receive notifications

Little Lions –  All Abilities Playgroup

We are excited to support the Little Lions All Abilities Playgroup. The program will include 20 children, with siblings welcome. The program is facilitated by a Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist. We will engage in unstructured indoor and outdoor play, snack time (BYO – no nuts), stories and songs. There will be opportunities for children to learn and play in a safe and inclusive space

Caregivers will supervise their children and establish relationships with others through the playgroup community

Benefits from joining a playgroup include:

  • Allowing children to socialise at their own pace
  • Building emotional confidence
  • Encouraging physical activity
  • Supporting imagination and creativity
  • Developing play and preschool skills
  • Opportunity to develop language and communication skills




We run our PSP Village events through EventbriteFollow us to receive notifications of both our free and paid events.  We have much planned.