The 28th Symposium on Intervention for Persons with Special Needs

Thursday, February 21– Sunday February 24, 2008

Minneapolis Airport Marriott Hotel
Bloomington, Minneapolis, USA

Scheduled Topics and Speakers

NOTE: Unless noted, all sessions begin at 8:30 and end at 4:30.

Sessions A – Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment and L – Foundations of Pediatric Kinesio-Taping® begin at 8:00 and end at 5:00 both days.

Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session start.

Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment
Debra Beckman, MS, CCC-SLP

Vestibular Activation: Therapeutic Movement to Optimize Physical, Social and Cognitive Occupation
Mary Kawar, MS, OTR

Sleepless in America: Discovering the Critical Link Between Sleep and the Arousal System
Christina Spaeth, OT/L & Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, MA

Achieving Functional Outcomes with the Baby Young Child
Gail E. Ritchie, OT/L

Update on Neuroplasticity and Motor Control and Learning: Applying Evidence to Clinical Practice in Pediatrics
Patricia Montgomery, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Creative Movement Groups for Learning Disabled Children
Geraldine Borrelli Shae, OTR/L, MFA

School Based Occupational Therapy: Are We Missing the Forest for the Trees? Pt 1
Cheryl Colangelo, MS, OT/L & Molly McEwen, MHS, OTR/L

Treating the Neck as a Foundation for Oral Motor Function, Sensory Motor Processing and Motor Development
Irene Ingram, OT/L

Essentials of Praxis Intervention for Children with Autism
Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L

School Based Occupational Therapy: Are We Missing the Forest for the Trees? Pt 2
Cheryl Colangelo, MS, OT/L & Molly McEwen, MHS, OTR/L

Treating Children Utilizing Sensory Integrative and Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approaches
Patricia Oetter, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA and Madonna Nash, OT/L

Foundations of Pediatric Kinesio-Taping®
Deanna Wanzek, LPT, CKI Certified Kinesio Taping® Instructor

Introduction to Brain Gym®
Judy Grant, JD, MAPA, OTR/L, Brain Gym™ Instructor/Consultant

Do-It-Yourself Therapy Materials Pt 1: Toys Cleverly Disguised as Household Items
Kathleen Brandt, OTR/L

Do-It-Yourself Therapy Materials Pt 2: Homemade Gadgets for Elementary School
Claudia McClannahan, MPH, OTR/L

Evidence Based Practice of Sensory Integration
Teresa A May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L

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