Seminar Detail

Sensory Integration: Assessing and Treating Kids When Formal Testing Isn't Possible

Where:
SPRINGFIELD, MA
When:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Many of the children we work with are unable to take tests which require a good attention span and the ability to follow directions. These children may have ADD, ADHD or ASD. However, we need to be able to identify those deficits which are interfering with their ability to learn at school, participate in family activities and promote friendships.

Today you will expand your knowledge of sensory processing activities, and enhance your effectiveness to work with these children!

You will learn to identify which deficits have a sensory integration foundation, and thus be able to use treatment techniques to improve the quality of life for the kids you work with every day! In this workshop, I will teach you: how to identify behaviors which are sensory, determine underlying sensory systems which may be contributing to these behaviors, plan treatment strategies to help them more fully participate in school, community and home activities, and practice documenting your services.
Objectives:
  1. Describe the characteristics of sensory modulation, sensory-based motor and sensory discrimination disorders.
  2. Formulate questions for parent interviews which will help you distinguish the presence and type of sensory processing disorder.
  3. Distinguish between the 3 major sensory systems in order to apply the appropriate sensory experience for the children.
  4. Identify the primary characteristics of Ayres SI and contrast those with other sensory-based interventions.
  5. Formulate appropriate treatment goals based on analysis of deficits.
  6. Select appropriate treatment activities and equipment which will improve sensory processing.
  7. Develop sensory-based intervention strategies for parents and teachers.
  8. Measure progress to justify third party reimbursement.
OUTLINE

Neurological Foundations of Sensory Integration
  • Primary sensory systems in SI
  • Receptors, neurological tracts and brain locations of sensory systems
  • How is each system stimulated?
  • Types of sensory integration dysfunction associated with each system
Clinical Observation and Interviews for Assessment
  • Analyze case studies using a sensory integration frame of reference vs developmental or motor
  • Distinguish between sensory-based and nonsensory-based behaviors
  • Clustering observations of behavior into sensory processing categories
Develop Interview Questions
  • Formulate questions for parents/teachers to gain sensory information
  • Formulate questions related to participation in everyday life
  • Clustering responses into “diagnostic groups”
Documentation for Maximum Reimbursement and Access to Services
  • Write goals and objectives which enable access to services in schools and clinics
  • Document progress in functional terms
  • Write appropriate evaluation, progress and discharge reports
Design treatment sessions based on Ayres SI principles
  • Analyze sensory aspects of therapy equipment
  • Modify activities to match needs of the child
  • Sensory diets for use at home and school
  • Sensory stories – enhance child’s participation in daily activities

GRETCHEN DAHL REEVES, PHD, OTL, FAOTA

Gretchen Dahl Reeves, PhD, OTL, FAOTA, has served as an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Michigan University, teaching courses in pediatric programming, neuroscience and research for 16 years. She has over 40 years of experience as a practitioner, educator and mentor, focused on services for children and adolescents with a variety of developmental disabilities, including learning, behavior and attention disorders, autism, cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions.

Her research interests span a variety of topics that address sensory processing, play, attention, arousal and behavior regulation. Dr. Reeves has lectured across the U.S. and around the world on topics related to sensory integration. She served as an instructor of SI certification courses offered by University of Southern California and Western Psychological Services for 30 years and currently lectures for the SI Network of the United Kingdom.

Gretchen received B.S. and M.A. degrees from Michigan State University, the Master of OT degree from Western Michigan University and a doctorate in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Gretchen Reeves is in private practice. She is an associate professor at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Reeves receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Gretchen Reeves is a member of state, local and national associations of occupational therapy.
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