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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:   BURLINGTON, VT

When:  Wednesday, February 13, 2019 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. 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
Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Educators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Play Therapists

GWEN WILD, MOT, OTR/L

Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with self-regulation difficulties due to sensory processing disorder, ADHD, ASD, anxiety, trauma, and other developmental issues. She is the owner of Sensational Brain LLC and the creator of the popular BrainWorks sensory lifestyle tool that teaches self-regulation by allowing kids to use sensory strategy picture cards to select activities to meet their sensory needs. Gwen has presented continuing education courses and trainings to occupational and physical therapists, teachers, school support staff, childcare center staff members, and parent support groups nationwide for over eight years and is best known for her ability to make the complicated subjects of self-regulation and sensory modulation easily understandable. She has led two relevant research studies and continues her research efforts today. Gwen founded and directed a childcare center for children with developmental disabilities in the Fort Worth area and has consulted with numerous daycare center directors and teachers to enable them to better meet the needs of children with disabilities. She was an adjunct faculty member in the occupational therapy department of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, and has been a guest speaker in the special education department for other colleges.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Gwen Wild is the owner of Sensational Brain LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Gwen Wild has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and 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.

MAINE 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.

NEW HAMPSHIRE 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.

NEW YORK COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

VERMONT COUNSELORS: This activity is approved by the Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners (BAMHP) for 6.25 continuing education credits.


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

NEW YORK EDUCATORS: PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


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.

NEW YORK PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 Contact Hours.

VERMONT PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: This course has been approved by the Vermont Chapter of the APTA, A State of Vermont Office of Professional Regulation Approved Provider, for 6.25 hours. Information provided should be used within the scope of practice and in accordance with State Practice Act.


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

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS ONLY: To be reported to ASHA, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Are you a Speech-Language Pathologists and/or Audiologist requesting to have your credit hours reported to the ASHA CE Registry to earn ASHA CEUs?" and include your ASHA number. After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

NEW HAMPSHIRE SOCIAL WORKERS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 Category A credits. 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.

NEW YORK SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

VERMONT SOCIAL WORKERS: This program has been approved for 6.25 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Vermont Chapter and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work Licensure renewal.


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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