Seminar Detail

Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder: Over 75 Proven Strategies for Social Skills, Behavior & Learning
Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder: Over 75 Proven Strategies for Social Skills, Behavior & Learning

Where:   SAN FRANCISCO, CA

When:  Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Attend this seminar and discover the underlying impact of sensory processing difficulties for children/adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. A new model of development (The Brain Library™) gives you a way of understanding how the nervous system relies on basic sensory foundations for more complex skills. Early signs of sensory processing difficulties that may be linked to autism will be more recognizable. The latest brain research supports using sensory integration theory as a lens for viewing specific behavioral, learning and social challenges. Take home sensory strategies to aid children with autism for increased success academically and socially.

This information is crucial since more than 90% of children with autism are documented as having sensory processing difficulties as well. It is imperative that you get the tools you need to help children with autism work through the sensory-related difficulties since these difficulties may hinder a child from success in other areas. This means that interns, psychologists in private practice, teachers, speech pathologists, families and all people working with children should understand and learn to recognize the sensory needs of the children/adults who have autism spectrum disorder.

Objectives:
  1. Summarize more than 75 proven strategies for social skills, behavior and learning.
  2. Assess how sensory processing, environmental and communication issues influence learning and behavior.
  3. Describe the latest brain research on autism spectrum disorders and how these findings impact the way therapists and educators work with children/adolescents.
  4. Explain how early sensory-motor experiences are stored in the brain.
  5. List the components of sensory integration and sensory processing difficulties common to children with a diagnosis of autism.
  6. Examine how early experiences may be perceived differently for children with autism due to brain differences.
  7. Summarize how underlying sensory processing difficulties impact learning, behavior and social skills.
  8. Outline specific strategies that can be used when working with children/adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

TARA DELANEY, MS, OTR/L

Tara Delaney, MS, OTR, is a nationally known child development expert who specializes in sensory processing, autism spectrum disorders as well as learning disabilities, specifically dyslexia. She is the author of three books: The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book, 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorder and Building Social Skills for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders and Learning Disabilities. She holds a Master’s of Science in Therapeutic Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an international speaker and her Making Sense-ory® programs are in high demand throughout the United States. Ms. Delaney is the co-chief executive officer of School Steps, Inc. as well as co-chief executive director of ABA In Action. She is also the founder/executive director of Baby Steps Therapy www.taradelaney.com



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tara Delaney is in a leadership position with School Steps, Inc. and Baby Steps Therapy. She is an author for Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill, and PESI Publishing & Media. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Tara Delaney has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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