Catching Kids Before They Fall: Helping Young Children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction

Cheryl Kennedy, the Clinical Administration Manager of 1to1 Rehab has shared with us information on their upcoming workshop. 1to1 Rehab is a community rehab provider that specializes in providing SLP, OT, PT and Registered Dietitian services in the Greater Toronto Area. Each year they host at least one external workshop or camp program as a non-profit venture.

Catching Kids Before They Fall: Helping Young Children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction
A workshop with Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.

May 9, 2009
CNIB Centre
1929 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Description and Learning Objectives:

Some children withdraw from physical contact, refuse to participate in typical classroom and playground activities that their peers enjoy, or respond in an unusual way to ordinary sensations of touch, movement, sights and sounds. These children don’t behave as we expect – not because they won’t, but because they can’t. Inefficient processing of sensory messages that come from one’s body and surroundings often causes out-of-sync behavior.

This one-day workshop is designed to provide OTs, PTs, S-LPs, Dietitians, Educators, Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Parents and Caregivers with current information about Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD).

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To learn about the basics of Sensory Processing – what it allows us to do and why we need it to function in everyday life.
  • To learn about the basics of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and its three major categories: sensory modulation disorder, sensory discrimination disorder, and sensory-based motor disorders including postural disorder and dyspraxia.
  • To recognize characteristics of tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive, visual, and auditory dysfunction.
  • To learn how SPD interferes with a child’s ability to function in typical childhood occupations of learning, socializing, communicating, self-regulating, working, and playing.

Click here for workshop details and registration information.

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