Sensory Processing Workshop in Singapore by Dr. Winnie Dunn

The Ovspring Developmental Clinic in Singapore would like to invite therapists to a sensory processing workshop entitled Sensory Processing: A Solid Foundation to Effective Practice with Dr. Winnie Dunn, author of the Sensory Profile, as speaker.

When and Where
19th to 20th June 2008
NTUC Business Centre, 1 Marina Boulevard, Level 8, Singapore

About the Course
The Sensory Profile Measures have provided a means for researchers to build evidence about sensory processing patterns and how those patterns may be affecting the ability to participate successfully in everyday life. In this course, we will explore strategies for designing effective intervention plans using sensory processing evidence available. We will practice using case studies so that professionals can learn how to translate sensory processing evidence and data from individualized assessment into practical plans for children, families, and educators.

The Sensory Profile (Dunn, 1999), The Infant and Toddler Sensory Profile (Dunn, 2000), The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile (2002), and The School Companion Sensory Profile are standardized measures that assess sensory processing abilities including the individual’s response pattern to sensory input and the manner in which that response is reflected in daily behaviour. The Sensory Profile measures are now used extensively in practice. By developing an understanding of the practical application of the patterns identified in the Sensory Profile, therapists are able to design effective intervention to influence day-to-day performance.

About the Speaker
Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA is Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy Education, School of Allied Health, University of Kansas. She has provided services in public schools for the last two decades using many innovative strategies. She has also conducted federal grants that investigate the service provision needs in educational settings. She has provided many continuing education experiences to help service providers design effective services, and has been particularly active in working on integrated service provision and full inclusion programs. She has written extensively in the areas of service provision and the use of consultation as a viable service provision option. She was an author of both the School Systems and Early Intervention Guidelines from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Dr. Dunn is author of the Sensory Profile, a parent reporting measure of sensory processing in daily life, and has published a series of studies on the utility of this measure in identification and intervention planning with this tool. The Psychological Corporation and Therapy Skill Builders published the Sensory Profile in the summer of 1999. Subsequently, The Infant and Toddler Sensory Profile (Dunn, 2000) and The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile (2002) followed. Most recently, The School Companion Sensory Profile for teachers was published in 2006. These are standardized measures that assess sensory processing abilities including the individual’s response pattern to sensory input and the manner in which that response is reflected in daily behaviour.

Dr Dunn has also been honoured by receiving the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Award of Merit, the highest honour given for significant contributions to the profession of occupational therapy. She is a member of the Academy of Research of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.

To register for this course, click here. Fee is S$535 (including GST) and registration closes on 15 May 2008. For more information, visit the Ovspring website.

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