Listen, look, feel, taste, smell! Sensory input surrounds us. Just as intellectual abilities vary from child to child, sensory processing abilities also vary widely. Some children with a sensory integration disorder are unable to tune out all the information their bodies perceive, while others are unable to perceive some of the information that they need to do their schoolwork. The noise of the heater distracts Cathy and she misses the homework assignment. The posters fluttering on the wall keep Joe from concentrating on his math problems. Brittany´s legs and arms feel like they have to move -- she can´t focus on her reading. Imagine all the sensory input that must be processed to dynamically engage in daily activities. Sensory processing is the reason that most people can perceive and use this information while maintaining a "just right" state of alertness. A few children will respond to minor changes in the environment or schedule while others may need more extensive "Sensory Strategies" which may include quiet times away from the class, increased movement opportunities, oral motor activities and/or "heavy work" opportunities incorporated into their daily routines.
In this one-day seminar, health care professionals, educators and parents will learn characteristics about each sensory system, signs/symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, and practical strategies for application in children´s daily routines, along with current research to support sensory processing practices. In addition, participants will learn how to apply sensorimotor activities, as described in Learn to Move, Move to Learn, to both school and home settings. This unique approach is geared toward serving young children in an inclusive environment with a transdisciplinary approach. The sensorimotor groups are planned to provide experiences to stimulate and integrate the underlying sensory systems in the human body, which incorporate activities and experiences using motor, cognitive, communication and social skills to enhance learning. Adaptations will be discussed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and developmental delay. Hands-on activities will enrich the learning process for participants. Participants of this intensive seminar will learn skills and strategies they can immediately use in their classroom and home settings.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Describe sensory integration theory and signs/symptoms of dysfunction
- Explain how sensorimotor activities can be applied in a group setting
- Discover how Ready S.E.T. Go! facilitatesreadiness skills for motor, sensory, language, cognitive and social development in the educational environment
- Develop group activities that combine a sensory integrative approach with classroom themes
- Review sensory systems and signs/symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder as well as current research in this field
- Discuss practical ideas for implementing sensory strategies into learning environments and within the context of children´s daily routines
- Discuss strategies for utilizing best practice for IDEA and No Child Left Behind with a transdisciplinary approach
- Discover how "Ready S.E.T. GO!" facilitates readiness skills for motor, sensory, language, cognitive and social development in both educational and home environments
- Experience firsthand what it feels like to have a sensory processing disorder
- Discuss how to adapt activities for a variety of diagnosis
- Create original lesson plans for sensorimotor/sensory processing group activities
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jenny Clark Brack, OTR/L, is a licensed pediatric Occupational Therapist with over 16 years experience in school settings. Mrs. Brack currently works for Three Lakes Educational Cooperative where she is a Staff Occupational Therapist and she owns a pediatric therapy private practice, Jenny´s Kids. She received her Bachelor´s degree in occupational therapy and graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas in 1990. Since then, Mrs. Brack has worked as an independent contractor, a school-based occupational therapist, a speaker, a private practitioner, an inventor (patent pending "Weigh" Cool Bracelet) and an author. She has written journal articles that have been published in professional journals such as OT Practice, Occupational Therapy Forum and Journal of Occupational Therapy Students. Additionally, she has written a book on Sensory Processing entitled Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes published by Autism Asperger Publishing Company. In addition, she has published two DVD´s, Learn to Move: Dinosaurs (a companion to her book) and Sensory Processing Disorder Kit:
Simulations and Solutions for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists. She has spoken both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including sensory integration, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and handwriting skills.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Case Managers
- Pediatric Nurses
- Neonatal Nurses
- Social Workers
- General Education and Pre-school Teachers
- School Psychologists
- Day Care Workers
- Interested Parents
- School-Based Therapists
- Adaptive P.E. Teachers
- Music Therapists
- School Administrators
- Special Education Administrators
This program has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing education (approval #5948151452).
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center´s Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP?) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. (NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is offered for .6 CEUs Introductory level; Professional area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT and 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (approved through 1-27-09). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB´s website at www.aswb.org for more information.
This course has been submitted to the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 continuing education unit(s) for PTs and PTAs.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the Arizona Physical Therapy Association for 0.6 CEUs.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Check-in: 7:30AM Class Begin: 8:00 AM Class End: 3:30 PM