Sensory Integration Intensive

Course Description:

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 direct treatment strategies, as well as contextual interventions 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 enhance participation by improving body awareness, postural stability/security, coordinative skill, motor planning, interest and skill with interpersonal communication, organization, and abstract reasoning for learning.

Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:

Identify and access efficacy research to justify diagnosis and treatment of SPD.

Design contextual and direct intervention strategies that enable praxis and academics (in- cluding handwriting,visual-spatial thinking, arithmetic, spelling, memorization and abstract problem-solving).

Design interventions that address developmental deficits across the five interdependent development systems.

Assess and document an individuals specific deficit area and establish goals and priorities for treatment.

Integrate interventions to establish basic attachment relationships and sensory pleasure. Develop interventions skills in ball work for SI, muscle tone and postural development.

What others are saying:

Every Pediatric OT MUST take this course - great overview of neuroanatomy and relation to applications to use in clinic." Joanie Johnson, OT

"The best and most informative workshop I have been to. The course was very collaborative and touched on all areas of concern." Catherine Dye, OTR

"Jeannetta is an amazing instructor. The class was very informative and definitely increased my understanding of sensory integration. I will definitely incorporate multiple strategies within my treatment sessions. I would highly recommend this course!"-Kristen Reed, OT

"This is the absolute best continuing ed course I've ever taken.  It was not only a refresher, but exponentially expanded what I thought I knew about the sensory system.  This will forever affect the way I treat - for the better!" - C Creech, COTA

"Jeannetta's intensive sensory integration course was the best course I've ever taken. She explains the information in a clear and concise way while encouraging therapists to critically think. I feel so much more confident in my abilities as an OT after taking her course. It was a privilege to learn from her!"-Amber Humphrey, OT

"This course has been eye-opening. Jeannetta Burpee is an inspiration. I have learned theories and techniques that will forever change my practice. Every OT needs to take this course."-Tiffany Manzini, OT

"Finally, a comprehensive course that takes you beyond the basics and covers it all. I have gone to many, many courses over the years, but this felt like a homecoming and a place to put it together. Thank you!"-Lori Pulley, OT


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Session 1 October 11-14, 2018
North Charleston, SC (Map)

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Session 2 November 1-4, 2018
Houston, TX (Map)

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