Learn effective approaches to help patients self-motivate and improve positive interactions. Participants will leave the course with tools that enable patients to improve regulatory capacity, body awareness, postural stability/security, coordinative skill, motor planning, interest, and interpersonal skills.
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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.
Jeannetta Burpee M.Ed, OTR is an internationally respected clinician and lecturer on developmental therapy and sensory integration for those with multisystem developmental and learning disorders, those with regulatory and sensory processing disorders, those that share co-morbidity with the diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders, dyspraxia, ADHD and emotional/behavioral disorders. Ms. Burpee has 47 years of clinical experience with people of all ages. She consults and treats patients at the private practice, Leaps and Bounds Occupational Therapy Services, in Elmira Heights, NY; maintains a consulting practice in Media, PA for patients and parents near Philadelphia, while also consulting with teachers and therapists at the Talk Institute and School, Inc. in Newtown Square, PA. This is in addition to her international consulting and teaching. Ms. Burpee is Faculty Emeritus for Sensory Integration International in Torrance, California, since 1976 and certified to administer and interpret Dr. A. Jean Ayres' Southern California Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests and the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.
This course meets the criteria for 27 contact hours (2.7 CEU’s). Approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy. The SC and OR Boards of Physical Therapy accepts other Board’s approvals. TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider. This course meets the approval for Type 2 CEUs by the TX Board of OT Examiners