Roadmaps to Treating Children with Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
6.5 Contact Hours (.6 AOTA CEUs)
Speaker: Renée Okoye, MS, OTR/L
Intro Level Course
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The tuition for this 1-day course is $240*
fees include downloadable handouts,
lab materials, morning beverages, and afternoon refreshments.
Did you ever wish you had a road map to refer to when treating children who have sensory integration dysfunction? The good news is that although there is no cookbook, there is a “GPS” of fairly well defined treatment strategies that lead to successful response to intervention with many of these children. This interactive workshop, termed “Roadmaps”, will acquaint the beginning and intermediate level therapist with clearly defined roadmaps and tools for intervention when any of the following issues compromise performance components at home or at school:
Sensory modulation, disorders of postural tone, coordination deficits, including disorders of body awareness, motor planning and motor sequencing, postural control, visual motor integration disorders.
Videotape analysis and case studies will be presented, enabling workshop participants to join in the processes of clinical reasoning surrounding ongoing assessment, treatment, and re-evaluating efficacy in light of treatment outcomes.
Suggested Audience: Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEU's
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Identify different subtypes of sensory integration dysfunction.
2. Select treatment approaches, techniques, and strategies appropriate for intervention with each subtype identified.
3. Use a measurable process of clinical reasoning to evaluate response to intervention with each subtype identified.
Schedule* (6.5 Contact Hours)
8:30 Key concepts in treatment: • Core Components of SI Intervention • The “Just Right Challenge” with videotape analysis • Optimal Arousal – tapping the inner drive • Play context • Safety
9:30 Components of Sensory Modulation Pathways: • Self regulation • Attention to task • Social reciprocity • Coping skills • Task organization skills • Behavioral adaptation • Videotape analysis
10:45 Pathways to Tone: • Postural elements • The Mouth & oral motor tools • Ball exercises • Heavy work • Videotape analysis
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 Coordination Pathways & Body Awareness: • Dyspraxias • Vestibular components • Common tests and measures
2:00 Lab activities
2:45 Body Awareness: • Tools • Activities
3:15 Functional Vision Pathways: • Dorsal stream of vision - Visual Motor Integration • Ventral stream of vision – Visual discrimination and association
* Topic times may vary; contact hours do not.
“I think Ms. Okoye is an excellent instructor, and others should model their methods of delivery after her own. All points, even if difficult, were made clear before going on. Thank You so Much!”
“Great activities and I lived the neuro info to go along with all the other info.”
“Speaker very engaging, well versed in content area.”
“Great session, great presenter, great clinical based explanations which in turn can be shared with parents and other professionals.”
“Speaker very organized. Shared good ideas for treatment.”
“You (Renée) have a lot of expertise knowledge that you shared so well. This course was definitely a higher level course on SI and I actually learned a lot of new information compared to other SI courses that I have been to.”
“5 Stars. You (Renée) did a wonderful job and kept my attention the entire time!!”
“Thank you for everything. It was the MOST education course I have been to!”
“Renée is a great teacher! The video therapy clips were very helpful – loved them.”
“(Renée) is easy to listen to. Liked that she is working currently with children so knows “real life” experience.”