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International Society on Early Intervention Conference 2019

25 - 28 June 2019 | International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia

International Society on Early Intervention Conference 2019

International Society on Early Intervention Conference 2019Research to Practice in Early Intervention: An International Perspective25 - 28 June 2019 | International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia


Early Bird Deadline: 15 March 2019 AEST





The International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) is pleased to invite researchers and practitioners in ECI and related fields to participate in our conference to be held in Sydney, Australia, June 25-28, 2019. The ISEI conference will be held in conjunction with Early Childhood Intervention Australia, the major professional body in this field in Australia. 

The ISEI Conference has a strong history of bringing together experts from all around the world. This is the first time that this conference will be held in the Southern Hemisphere. Previous conferences have been held in Stockholm, St. Petersburg, New York, Zagreb, and Rome.      

The theme of the ISEI 2019 conference, “Research to Practice in Early Intervention: An International Perspective”, is very timely as early intervention programs are increasingly being brought to scale all over the world. The conference program will commence with a welcome reception and registration on the evening of Tuesday 25 June, followed by 3 days of papers, posters, symposia, master lectures, and keynote speakers. We welcome your abstract submissions to all sections of the program.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney in June 2019 at what we expect will be an extraordinary experience for us all, providing a unique opportunity for networking among researchers and practitioners.



Coral Kemp,
Chair, Scientific Program Committee    
Denise Luscombe,
Chair, Local Organising Committee
Michael Guralnick, 
Chair, ISEI      



Dr Ana Serrano
Institute of Education (IE), Portugal 

Robin McWilliam
The University of Alabama, USA

Mary-Louise Hemmeter
Vanderbilt University, USA




Mark Innocenti
Utah State University



The Conference will include some Pre and Post Site visits which are a great addition to the program. For more information click below. 



Latest News & Activities
Research to Practice Lunchtime Networking

Research to Practice Lunchtime Networking 

Do you want more time to talk practice?  

Grab some food and join your colleagues to discuss and debate topics of interest with leaders in the field.

Keep an eye out for more to come! 

The Challenges of challenging behaviour - lets talk practice! 

Leader: Mary Louise Hemmeter

Early Childhood Intervention vs Intensive Therapy:  Complimentary or Counter-productive? 

Leaders: Tim Moore & Robin McWilliam


Focus on Practice: Increasing parent-child interaction through parent participation 

Leaders: Mark Innocenti & Gerald Mahoney. 


Building systems to support ECI in low and middle income families 

Leaders: Dr Kate Milner, Fleur Smith & John Forster

Early Bird Registration Extended

The Early Bird Registration deadline is being extended to ensure as many people as possible can attend the conference at the discounted rate. The new deadline is 

Friday 15 March 2019 AEST

Due to popular demand there is now a new Carers Registration Rate available available to parents and carers of children with disability. The Full Carers Rate is AUD$445.00 for the full three days, including access to site visits, all session, poster session and lunchtime discussion groups. Carers can also access a day rate of AUD$225.00 which provides access to all sessions, posters and discussion groups on the day of your choice.

If your organisation would like to register more than five people to attend the Conference please contact the Secretariat for details of Group Registrations and discounts available. 

Focus on Autism

A selection of related papers include:

  • Way to Play: Meeting the challenge of supporting play for kids with autism
  • Intervention outcomes through continuity of quality special education services provided to children zero to three received at children's primary educational settings
  • Early Foundations: An Innovative Program for Building Foundation Skills for Children with Autism Prior to Preschool
  • Trialling Telehealth in an Autism Early Intervention Service Across Rural and Remote Western Australia
  • Inclusion of Children with Autism Into Mainstream Early Childhood Education Settings Through Building the Capacity of Educators
  • Supporting Transitions for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Early Childhood Setting
  • Promoting Parents' Involvement in the Care of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?: A Comparison Between Mothers and Fathers
  • Family Resilience and Parental Stress Among Mothers of Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Autism in Focus

Autism in Focus

The Conference has attracted many papers and posters on the topic of Working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.  Speakers from the UK, NZ, US, Israel, Indonesia and Australia will share their knowledge and experience with Conference delegates.

If this is your key area of interest, the Conference has many opportunities for you!

Barry Carpenter Ph.D (Professor, Mental Health in Education, Oxford Brookes University, UK) Master Lecturer will cover the important area of Autism and Girls:  New Voices – New Perspectives.  Barry’s book Girls and Autism is newly released and Barry will be available for book signing at the Conference. 

Don't miss this opportunity to ask that key question!  

Registration now live

Visi the Registration page for more information on registration rates. Please note the early bird regitratin is available until 1 March 2019. Register before then and benefit from the discounted registration rates.

ISEI is proud to announce more of the excellent speaker pane

More in the exceleltn line up of speakers announcedfor ISEI 2019

  • June Oscar, AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Australia
  • Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D. Community Medicine & Health Promotion, Pediatrics, & Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Ibrahim Diken, Ph.D. Professor, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
  • Elizabeth Elliott AM, M.D, Distinguished Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health in the Sydney University Medical School, Australia


ISEI 2019 is your opportunity to attend an event which gives

expertise of the fields most renowned experts.

  • Susana Gavidia-Payne, B.Psy., M.Sc., PhD.
    Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology, RMIT University, Australia
  • ail Gillon PhD
    Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of Education, Health & Human Development, University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Christine Imms, BAppSc (OT), MSc (Rehab Sc), PhD
    Professor of Occupational Therapy, Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD, Professor of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, USA

Visit the speaker page for more information.