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Sensory Integration Intensive

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   25
Registration Fee:   $755.00

Participants will be able to:
  • Discuss how developmental deficits disrupt function across five interdependent developmental parameters (sensory, motor, emotional-relational, cognitive, communicative) and lead to dysfunctional response.
  • Describe how effective intervention needs to address all five systems concomitantly.
  • Develop interventions that address all five systems.
  • Document an individual specific deficit area in order to establish goals and objectives.
  • Discuss how to establish basic attachment relationships and sensory pleasure which precedes interest, attention, exploration and learning enthusiasm in a student.
  • Develop intervention skills in ball work for SI, muscle tone and postural development.
  • Design intervention strategies to support sensory integration enabling self-regulation, body awareness, and postural control which precedes and enables praxis and subsequently academics: handwriting, visual-spatial thinking, arithmetic, spelling, memorization and abstract problem solving.

  • Target Audience
    PT, OT, SLP

    Confirmation Notes
    CEU INFORMATION: Education Resources applies for continuing education approval, when available, in the state where the course is being presented and sometimes in neighboring states. Education Resources is also an approved provider in many states. Please visit our website for more detailed or call: 800 487 6530 Approved provider of continuing education by the American occupational Therapy Association #3043. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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    DAY ONE 7:30-8:00 Registration/Refreshments 8:00-9:45 Sensory Integration/Sensory Processing: A fundamental determinant to learning/behavior Sensory Processing Dysfunction (SPD): The downstream developmental devastation across 5 major developmental parameters from a single sensory deficit. Choose 2 of your own clients to analyze throughout the course. 9:45-11:30 Therapy essentials: Sensory integration, e m o t i o n a l / r e l a t i o n a l , m o t o r c o n t r o l , communication/language, cognition. Ayres sensory hierarchy a dynamic assessment tool. Scattered skill levels & treatment priorities. Toys as objects of learning not just for tots. 11:30-12:45 Lunch (on your own) 12:45-2:30 The Developing Process Of Organization And Praxis: Pre Ego Transitions Praxis prerequisites: (Body on body awareness) (Body on object interactions) Object on object differentiation-Praxis begins 2:30-3:00 Format for profiling, determining specific deficit areas, individual needs, and intervention priorities. 3:00-4:00 Documentation System For Therapists: Process goals & objectives reflecting cross system treatment. Alternative behavioral objective DAY TWO: 8:00-9:00 Video Treatment Demonstration - Autism Setting up an individual profile analysis. 9:00-10:00 Attention Deficit Disorder: Diagnosis: a developmental perspective in this Developmental Intervention Deficits addressed: Postural insecurity and instability, developmentally appropriate body centered impulsivity, emotional anxiety with a need to control, manipulate, avoid, move away or keep ahead of threatening interactions. 10:00-11:30 Somatosensory System (tactile & proprioceptive systems), Body Awareness and Attachment Relationships Functional neurology and clinical treatment Dysfunctional Profiles: tactile hypersensitivity, concomitant ADD/ADHD, tactile discriminative deficit, tactile hyposensitivity and behavioral lethargy, & dyspraxia 11:30-12:45 Lunch (on your own) or optional video: Touch of Sensitivity (Bring Lunch) 12:45-1:45 Continue Somatosensory System 1:45-4:30 Tactile and Proprioception Techniques Workshop: Hyposensitivity; Hypersensitivity Fostering tactile comfort while developing tactile discrimination for object manipulation Enhancing body scheme awareness towards postural control and subsequent motor planning DAY THREE: 8:00-9:30 Vestibular System. Mobility Functional neurology pertinent to clinical treatment Dysfunctional profiles: postural instability and postural insecurity, vestibular hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity, behavioral lethargy, gravitational disregard, & oculomotor instability Vestibulo-proprioceptive treatment tools and techniques 9:30-11:30 Sharing Space: Diminishing spatial defensiveness, aggression, and postural insecurity 11:30-12:45 Lunch (on your own) 12:45-1:15 Muscle Tone, Reflexes & Sensory Integration Treating a hierarchy: phasic, tonic, cocontraction Use of sensory inputs to facilitate tone Techniques enabling horizontal stability, and vertical stability 1:15-3:00 Workshop, Muscle Tone, Reflexes & Sensory Integration Horizontal stability through antigravity control Eliciting stable co-contraction through tonic tone Vertical stability Facilitating rotation, equilibrium, and crossing the midline Disassociation of body parts leading to separation of eye from head movements 3:00-3:45 Treatment Precautions for a Sensory Integration Treatment Approach A hierarchy of physiological and defensive protective responses, warning signs 1. Signaling 2. Fight - Flight 3. Shutdown Antidotes to stress and overload 3:45-4:30 The Motor Planning Process: A Definition of Terms Practic Processes Praxis and Language Neuroanatomical basis of dyspraxia Mechanisms subserving somatomotor adaptive response and praxis Classroom profile of developmental dyspraxia DAY FOUR: 8:00-9:00 Praxis Treatment Issues • Enhancing sensory registration and orien

    This intensive, hands on evidence-based four-day course addresses sensory integrative dysfunction across all ages in those with Autism spectrum, developmental and learning disorders. Participants will leave armed with new strategies to assess and treat across five interdependent systems: motor, sensory, emotional-relational, communication and cognitive problem solving. Participants will learn to treat the root deficit systems instead of isolated deficit behaviors. This effective approach helps patients to show spontaneity and self-motivation to seek out increasingly positive interactions. The focus will be on tools to improve body awareness, postural stability/security, coordinative skill, motor planning, interest and skill with interpersonal communication, organization, and abstract reasoning for learning.

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