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Resume for Dr Jane Remington-Gurney
- 2019Private practice
- 2017Private practice. Adjunct research fellow, The Hopkins Centre, Griffith University.
- 2011- 2016PhD candidate. Griffith University Adjunct Research Fellow.
- 2009 – 2011Course designer for 3 ASQA accredited courses in Complex Communication Needs
- 1998-2009Private Practice.
- 1992 -1998Advisor, Department of Communities, Child Safety & Community Care, Brisbane.
- 1986 -1992Professional Development Co-Ordinator, Speech Pathology Association Australia + Senior Therapist Anne McDonald Centre, Melbourne.
- 1984 -1986Speech Therapist Honiara, Solomon Islands/ Visa Officer For British Embassy/ Private Practice Port Hedland, WA.
- 1979 – 1984Head of Department Queensland Cerebral Palsy League.
- 1978 - 1979Senior Therapist UK Health Authority
- 1976 – 1979Speech Therapist Saint John General Hospital, Canada.
- 2020Clinical Therapy Dog Handlers Course.
- 2011 – 2016PhD. Health Faculty, Griffith University, Queensland, Aus.
- 1992 + 2007Cert IV - Training & Assessment, Brisbane, Australia.
- 1986-1992Master’s Degree Applied Linguistics, University Melbourne, Australia.
- 1978 – PresentSpecialist training in non-speech communication and Motor Speech Disorders including: Instructor /Advanced level Training in Makaton (Key word Signing), Blissymbols, Facilitated Communication Training, Amer-Ind (American Indian Gestural Code), & PROMPT (PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets). Government workshop training in topics such as communicating in plain English, Policy development, grant writing, writing for publication and the use of Information Technology.
- 1991ISAAC (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Scholarship award.
- 2014Three Minute Thesis, Winner Higher Degree by Research Category, Griffith University
Three Minute Thesis, People’s Choice Winner Higher Degree by Research Category, Griffith Uni.
Continuing Student Scholarship, Griffith University.
- 2013Three Minute Thesis, Winner Higher Degree by Research Category, Griffith Uni.
- 2009Master Trainer FCT, Syracuse University, New York, USA.
- 2003Valued staff member of the Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland 2003.
Key Conference Presentations
- 2018Australian Group On Severe Communication Impairment. International Congress. Gold Coast 2018. Two poster sessions.
Webinar. Strategies used by communication partners. Invited presenter for AGOSCI.
- 2016International Association Scientific Study Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,
1. Paper: "Conversation Strategies & Systems Analysis: A tool to identify hot spots in conversations where augmentative and alternative communication is used".
2. Poster: “Conversations using Augmentative & Alternative Communication: More than just ‘talk’”.
3. Poster: “Conversation strategies & systems analysis: A tool to identifying hot spots with people who have Down Syndrome”.
- 2015World Congress Neurology and Epidemiology.
1. Paper: ‘Eye Blinks to iPad’.
2. Guided Poster: Transcription Analysis in AAC.
Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment,
1. Paper: Augmentative and Alternative Conversations
2. Poster: Transcription Notation in AAC .
- 2011Australian Group on Severe Communication Impairment.
Paper: Best Practice or No Practice
Autism Behavioural Intervention Conference.
Paper: Best Practice or No Practice
- 1996International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication (ISAAC),
Invited Speaker Research Symposium Paper-Presentation, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
- 2015AAC workshop contribution to a Griffith University, Human Services and Social Work research project
- 2009Augmentative Communication Workshops. Syracuse University, New York.
- 2007-2008Training for National Relay Service Operators, Brisbane.
- 2000 – 2012Guest lecturer, customised workshop and lesson delivery to government and non-government disability sector in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and New Zealand. Topics included: communication strategies, key word signing, social and emotional wellbeing, use of visual strategies, music for language and learning (joint presentation with music therapist), designing communication displays and speech-language development.
- 2020Remington-Gurney, J. (May 2020), Course 1. Setting the Scene. Online course in package: Training to be a Communication Partner for Someone with Communication Impairment. https://drjaneremingtongurney.podia.com/
- 2018Remington-Gurney, J. Communication assistants in Queensland: A survey of their engagement in conversations without speech. InFocus. 43(1), p.10-14.
- 2013Remington-Gurney, J. Scaffolding conversations using AAC. Journal of Social Inclusion. 4(1), 45-9
- 2010Remington-Gurney, J. Designer of three articulating courses accredited by Australian Skills Quality Authority.
- • Course in Augmentative and alternative communication-30973Qld
- • Certificate IV in Complex communication needs- 30974Qld
- • Diploma Of Complex communication needs – 30975Qld
- 2006Remington-Gurney, J. Measurable Outcomes: Treatment of people with severe communication impairments. Australian Communication Quarterly, 8(3), 140-144.
- 1992Crossley, R., & Remington-Gurney J., Getting the Words Out. Topics In Language Disorders, 12(4), 29-46.
- 1991Remington-Gurney, J. The significance of the verbal story line for encoding and decoding television news. Melbourne Papers in Applied Linguistics, 3, (1)41-53.
Non-Peer Reviewed publications
- 2010Craner, R., & Remington-Gurney, J. (2010) Songs to Learn By. Published by Music for Growth. www.musicforgrowth.com.au
- 2009Remington-Gurney, J. A Slice of My Life – Personal Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication. January 2009. Self-published. ISBN 978 0 646 50480 Peer review by Speech Pathology Australia by Kirsten Tranter, Gill Greenwood, and Caterina Thompson.
- 2006Rett Syndrome Research. Chapter in ‘It Takes Two Girls’. 2006. Resource for Rett syndrome fundraising. www.silent-angels.org.au
- 1991Three articulated DCD educational resources (FCT Introduction, Working with Pre-Schoolers, Towards Independence), created with the Dept of Communities, Brisbane.
- 1984Cerebral Palsy League. Script and editing of video educational resource entitled: ‘Everybody has to eat’. A resource for people assisting children with cerebral palsy to experience safe mealtimes.
- Speech Pathology Association of Australia (SPAA) Australian Group On Severe Communication Impairment