This workshop is designed to assist mental health professionals in understanding the theory, assessment process and possible interventions for children and adolescents who exhibit signs of dysfunction in sensory integration.
Through case studies, lecture and handouts, participants will learn possible connections between sensory processing and several behaviors typically found in pediatric mental health practice such as anxiety, aggression, defiant behavior and sleep interruptions.
Additionally, participants will become more skilled at knowing when to refer a child to an occupational therapist for further assessment and treatment.
When: February 23, 8:00 AM -4:00 PM
Where: PossAbilities Children's Therapy Group, 6223 Slater, Merriam, KS 66202
Susan B. Young, MA, OTR/L, OTD, FAOTA,
Dr. Young has a BA in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas, an MA in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Creighton University.
She has been a member of many AOTA committees and served on the AOTA Board of Directors twice. She was the first recipient of the Lindy Boggs Award presented by AOTA for political involvement on behalf of OT and was the first Chair of the AOTPAC.
She has been a Director of OT at the Rehabilitation Institute, the owner and president of a private practice (Children's Therapy Group), Director of OT and PT at Children's Mercy Hospital, Assistant Professor of OT at the University of Kansas, Associate Professor and Chair of OT at Rockhurst University and Associate Professor of OT at Belmont University. She is currently Adjunct Professor of OT at Belmont University where she teaches pediatrics.
She teaches continuing education courses nationally and internationally on sensory integration, Sensory Processing Disorder and pediatric topics. She was one of the researchers for the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).
She is co-author of Movement Is Fun, a movement program based on SI concepts for preschoolers.
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify behaviors which may have a sensory base
2. Identify ways in which Occupational Therapists and mental health practitioners can collaborate to enhance participation in activities
3. Assist parents in understanding sensory processing disorders
4. Define sensory regulation, sensory sensitivity, attention, emotional control, and sensory subtypes
5. Identify when it is appropriate to refer to other professionals
Early Registration Discount (Before January 15):
Registering online - $140 (includes lunch, handouts and $10.00 online processing fee)
Registering via USPS - Complete form, mail check and send to PossAbilities Children's Therapy Groups. $130 (incudes lunch and handouts)
Regular Registration (After January 15)
Registering online - $150 (includes lunch, handouts and $10.00 online processing fee)
Registering via USPS - Complete form, mail check and send to PossAbilities Children's Therapy Groups. $140 (includes lunch and handouts)
**All proceeds from this conference will be donated to a scholarship fund (Children's Therapy Foundation) to assist families in the cost of various types of therapies.