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Many people express interest in the courses I teach and would like to know when I may be in your area.  Below is my teaching schedule for 2009.  If you are interested in attending, please contact the sponsoring agency.

Date Location Course Sponsor
12/6-7/09 White Plains, NY Clinical Assessment & Intervention Praxis Professional Development Programs (PDP)
1/29-30/10 Chicago, IL Clinical Assessment & Intervention Praxis PDP
2/27-28/10 Bloomington, MN Fundamentals of SI Theory / Intro to SI for Individuals with Disabilities PDP
3/19-20/10 Watertown, MA Clinical Assessment & Intervention Praxis OTA
5/13-14/10 Toronto, ON Essentials of Praxis & Autism Ellen Yack & Associates
5/21-22/10 Elkridge, MD Clinical Assessment & Intervention Praxis PDP
6/4/10 Charleston, IL Essentials of Praxis & Autism PDP
6/10-11/10 Ronkonkoma, NY GAS Training / Clinical Reasoning Praxis PDP
6/24-28/10 Warsaw, Poland SI Assessment and Intervention Polish SI Association
7/8-10/10   New course PDP
7/23-24/10 Culver City, CA Clinical Reasoning Praxis / GAS Training PDP
8/13-14/10 Kansas City, KS Evidence-Based Practice / Clinical Reasoning Praxis PDP
8/27-28/10 Colorado Springs, CO Clinical Assessment & Intervention Praxis PDP
9/16-18/10 Calgary, AB Canada Clinical Assessment & Intervention Praxis / Fundamentals of SI Theory Growing Skills, Inc.
9/24-25/10 Salt Lake City, UT GAS Training / Clinical Reasoning Praxis PDP
10/1-2/10 Atlanta, GA Essentials of Praxis & Autism / Evidence-Based Practice PDP
10/15-16/10 Philadelphia, PA Clinical Reasoning Praxis / GAS Training PDP
11/5-6/10   New course PDP

Below is a description of the courses I teach.  I can also tailor a course to meet your specific needs.  If you are interested in having me speak for you, please complete the form below. I will be in touch with you to discuss more details.  Click on the course title to go to the specific course page for more information.

 

One-Day Courses

Evidence-Based Practice of Sensory Integration
This course will provide therapists with key research to support the theory and practice of sensory integration.  Evidence for the key points of the sensory integration frame of reference will be provided.  The key concepts of sensory integration intervention will be presented and research on the effectiveness of SI Intervention will be examined and critiqued.

Introductory to Intermediate Level

 
Essentials of Praxis Intervention for Children with Autism
This course will present an overview of the key aspects needed for effective intervention for practic problems in children with autism.  A clinical reasoning framework for treatment will be presented.  The important role of imitation and play in praxis with children with autism will be highlighted.
 
Introductory Level
 
Fundamentals of Sensory Integration Theory: Application to Practice
This course will introduce practitioners to the fundamentals of sensory integration theory. The underlying principles of sensory integration will be discussed. This course will form a solid foundation for understanding sensory integration intervention. This course is ideal for the practitioner who wants a solid overview of sensory integration theory and neurology that is meaningfully applied to intervention.
 
Introductory Level
 
GAS Training
This course presents an in-depth look at Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) methodology and its application as a functional outcome measure for occupational therapy using a sensory integration approach. This training program will present theoretical and practical information needed to prepare therapists for the use of the GAS methodology in both clinical and research applications.
 
Intermediate Level
 
Introduction to Sensory Integration for Individuals with Disabilities
This course will provide an overview of sensory integration intervention as applied to individuals with multiple disabilities. Emphasis will be on application of sensory integration principles to adolescents and adults with disabilities.
 
Introductory Level
Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Planning for Praxis Intervention
This advanced-level clinical reasoning course builds upon the clinical intervention knowledge gained in the course Clinical Assessment and Practical Interventions for Praxis: From Ideation to Execution and allows for development of advanced clinical reasoning and treatment planning skills for praxis intervention.
 
Advanced Level

 

Two-Day Courses

 
Clinical Assessment and Practical Intervention for Praxis: From Ideation to Execution
This course will present an overview of the components of praxis with an emphasis on clinical assessment and intervention for practic problems with children with sensory integration problems.  A clinical observation-based assessment and clinical reasoning model will be presented.  Practical intervention strategies will be highlighted throughout the course.

Advanced Level

 
Clinical Assessment of Sensory Processing Disorders
This course will provide a foundation for assessment of sensory integration difficulties in children. Principles and clinical reasoning strategies for assessment of sensory integration problems will be addressed. 
 
Introductory Level
 
Sensory Integration Intervention
This course will provide a foundation for treatment of sensory integration and praxis difficulties in children. The core principles of sensory integration intervention will be reviewed.  
 
Introductory Level
 
Clinical Assessment of Sensory Integration Difficulties in Adolescents and Adults with Disabilities
This course will provide a foundation for clinical assessment of sensory integration and praxis difficulties in adults and adolescents with various disabilities such as autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and multiple disabilities. Emphasis will be on identifying sensory integration dysfunctions from comorbid difficulties in persons with multiple disabilities.   
 
Introductory Level
 
Sensory Integration Based Intervention for Adolescents and Adults with Disabilities  
This course will provide a foundation for treatment of sensory integration and praxis difficulties in adults and adolescents with various disabilities such as autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and multiple disabilities. Interventions for sensory modulation and discrimination problems, praxis difficulties and foundational postural skills in the adult/ adolescent population will be presented. The relationship of sensory integration intervention to comorbid difficulties in persons with multiple disabilities will be addressed.   
 
Introductory Level
 
Clinical Assessment of Sensory Processing in Children with Autism
This course will provide a foundation for clinical assessment of sensory integration and postural difficulties in children with autism. A structured observational assessment of sensory modulation and discrimination problems, and foundational postural skills in children with autism will be presented. This course will also address identification and contribution of sensory integrative dysfunctions to acting out, self-stimulatory and self-abusive behaviors.   
 
Introductory Level

Sensory Integration Intervention for Children with Autism
This course will provide a foundation for treatment of sensory integration and praxis difficulties in children with autism. Interventions for sensory modulation and discrimination problems, praxis difficulties and foundational postural skills in children with autism will be presented. Sensory integrative interventions for acting out, self-stimulatory and self-abusive behaviors will be presented. Development of sensory diet programs for this population will also be addressed.
 
Introductory Level

 

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