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

Where:  FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$219.99
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$199.99
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Location

HILTON GARDEN INN FAIRFAX
3950 FAIR RIDGE DR
FAIRFAX, VA 22033
Phone: 703-385-7774
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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. Chart the characteristics of sensory modulation, sensory-based motor and sensory discrimination disorders.
  2. Choose questions for parent interviews which will help you distinguish the presence and type of sensory processing disorder.
  3. Discriminate between the 3 major sensory systems in order to apply the appropriate sensory experience for the children.
  4. Assess the primary characteristics of Ayres SI and contrast those with other sensory-based interventions.
  5. Propose appropriate treatment goals based on analysis of deficits.
  6. Produce appropriate treatment activities and equipment which will improve sensory processing.
  7. Plan 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 integration
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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

MARYLAND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: This course has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for review.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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