Sensory Processing Disorder in Young Children: An Advanced Course Early Intervention and Preschool

Course Description:

This workshop will build on participant’s understanding of sensory integration theory, and sensory processing disorders and utilize a model for using diagnostic understanding to structure assessment, and direct and indirect intervention for young children. Understanding individual differences and dysfunction will be used as a frame for clinical reasoning. Intervention for young children with SPD will be discussed in terms of helping parents to better understand their child, creation of a goodness of fit between the child as they function in natural environments, and individualized direct intervention utilizing Ayres Sensory Integration© in conjunction with other appropriate evidence based intervention approaches. Focus will be on clinical reasoning, reflection, and practical suggestions for home and center-based intervention.

Participants are welcome to submit tapes and be prepared to discuss clinical challenges in their own caseloads

Participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to accurately determine specific sensory processing diagnoses to observed behaviors;
2. Understand the functional implications of sensory processing disorders for the child and their family;
3. Identify ways to help families to understand and manage their child’s unique sensory requirements within the context of relationships;
4. Propose methods to enhance goodness of fit between children with SPD and their natural environments;
5. Describe Sensory Integration intervention principles with follow-up strategies and activities to assist children with different sensory-processing profiles;
6. Integrate Sensory Integration Strategies with other developmentally appropriate intervention approaches for young children.

What others are saying:

"I enjoyed the teaching style of the instructor more than any previous SI instructor I have experienced."

"Found Marie informative and inspirational. Her approach is effective for any discipline working with preschool and EI children with developmental and/or sensory concerns."

Instructor(s):

Marie Anzalone

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