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On this page you will find copies of some of my conference lectures, resources, reference lists, etc.  All kinds of things that may be helpful in educating you, your parents and other you know about sensory integration theory and intervention.  You must have Adobe Reader to download and read these documents.

  • 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists - April 14-17, 2010

Chimpanzee behavioral anomalies: possible sensory integration difficulties in a captive individual (Pan troglodytes) - Poster (pdf)

*This project focuses on a young, adult female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), Holly, at the Saint Louis Zoo. An interdisciplinary team was gathered to examine Holly’s behavior, its possible etiology and to consider possible interventions.

  • Casa Colina 9th Annual Trends in Autism Conference - March 13, 2010

Sensory Integration and Autism: Services Throughout the Lifespan – It’s Not Just for Children - PPT Lecture (pdf)

*This 1 hour lecture explores identification of sensory integration problems and assessment of SI intervention services throughout the lifespan.

  • SPD Foundation 7th International Symposium - November 6, 2008

Praxis Assessment for the Busy Therapist - PPT Lecture (pdf)

*This 1 hour lecture introduces three brief assessments for praxis, the TIP, the Assessment of Imitation, and the Motor Planning Maze Assessment.

  • Evidence-Based Practice Course Updated Evidence Briefs - December 7, 2008

Evidence Brief for SI Intervention (pdf)

*This brief covers the evidence for Sensory Integration Intervention. Compiled by the AOTA Evidence-Based Literature Review Project.

 

Evidence Brief for Other Interventions (pdf)

*This evidence brief covers the evidence for other interventions for sensory-motor problems. Compiled by the AOTA Evidence-Based Literature Review Project.

 

Evidence Brief for Autism and Other Disorders (pdf)

*This evidence brief covers the evidence for use of sensory integration intervention and other sensory interventions with children with autism and other disorders.

 

Evidence Brief for Wilbarger Protocol (pdf)

*This evidence brief covers the evidence for use of the Wilbarger Therapressure Protocol.

  • Courses offered by The Spiral Foundation

As Director of Research and Education at The Spiral Foundation, I oversee numerous lectures and courses for both paraprofessionals and parents.

The SPIRAL (Sensory Processing Institute for Research and Learning) Foundation is a research and education non-profit organization that specializes in helping families, children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and related diagnoses lead more productive and enjoyable lives through advancing knowledge of sensory integration theory, and assessment and intervention for SPD. 

For Professionals:

Two Training Programs:

Fidelity to Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention (.9 CEUs)
&
Goal Attainment Scaling
 as a Meaningful Outcome Measure for Sensory Integration:  A Training Program(.6 CEUs)

*Join us for either or both these courses, running February 9-11, 2012. Visit this site for details and registration.

 

         For Parents:

"Parent Speak" for Children with Autism"

          A Four-Week Parent Educational Program: Helping You Tap into Your Child's Communication Needs

*Join us for any or all dates: March 1, 8, 22, and 29, 2012. Visit this site for details and registration.

2012 Evening Lecture Series

Members of OTA-Watertown's world-class staff present hour-long sessions on specific topics, from oral motor difficulties, to supporting SI kids for school success, to bike riding. There are also sessions for parents who are looking for an introduction to sensory processing disorder and sensory integration therapy.

Upcoming lectures:

February 15, 2012: Sensory Processing Overview with Julie Robinson, OTR/L. This lecture offers an introduction to sensory integration and sensory processing disorder.

Cost: Free for OTA-Watertown parents (a $10 donation is appreciated)! $25 for non-OTA attendees.

Time and Location: 7-8:30 p.m. at OTA-Watertown, 124 Watertown St., Watertown MA

Please register in advance by clicking here.

 

February 29, 2012: Speech and Sensory Working Together with Julie Sella, MS, CCC-SLP and Lori Goodrich, OTR/L. Join us for an overview and to learn practical strategies!

Cost:
Free for OTA-Watertown parents (a $10 donation is appreciated)! $25 for non-OTA attendees.

Time and Location: 7-8:30 p.m. at OTA-Watertown, 124 Watertown St., Watertown MA

Please register in advance by clicking here.

 

For more information or the complete 2012 lectures series schedule, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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