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Prevalence of Sensory Processing in the General Population: It's all about us!
Presented by Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
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Course: #3738 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Because many of us work with people who have vulnerabilities, we sometimes forget that people have some of the same characteristics within the general population. In this course we will explore the patterns of sensory processing in the general population and discuss the impact on participation.

Rhythm and the Neurological Plexuses: Better Understanding Autism to Enhance Therapy Interventions; Part 2
Presented by Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3596 Level: Advanced1 Hour
With current research advances in neurology, practitioners must revisit the evidence for best practice and to enhance intervention techniques for addressing the challenges of Autism. This course reviews Dr. Gibbs’ Self-Regulation and Mindfulness 7-level Hierarchy, the CIS method for contextual intervention, and the nine targeted interventions to address the nine senses.

Rhythm and the Neurological Plexuses: Better Understanding Autism to Enhance Therapy Interventions; Part 1
Presented by Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3595 Level: Advanced1 Hour
With current research advances in neurology, practitioners must revisit the evidence for best practice and to enhance intervention techniques for addressing the challenges of Autism. This course reviews the nine neurological senses, neuronal oscillations, and the autonomic neuronal plexuses to better understand the symptoms related Autism.

Is it Sensory or Behavior? Understanding Challenging Behavior
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #3588 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
The following course provides a framework for better understanding challenging behavior. Participants will learn how to identify target behavior, create a hypothesis, and create an intervention plan.

Introduction To Autism Spectrum Disorders
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #3581 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
The following course is an introduction to autism spectrum disorder. Participants will learn about the diagnosis of autism as it is described in the DSMV.

Parental Concerns and Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Looking at the Sensory Side of Things
Presented by Jennifer Dahms, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #3547 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Parents often seek out feeding therapy services for their child due to sensory-based feeding difficulties. It is important to be cognizant of the nature behind these sensory-based issues and be able to address them in therapy.

The Decline of Play Outdoors and the Rise in Sensory Issues
Presented by Angela Hanscom, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #3484 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
As we continue to decrease children’s time and space to move and play outdoors, we are seeing a simultaneous rise in the number of children that are presenting with sensory and motor deficits. Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program—that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis—Angela Hanscom offers several strategies to help children thrive in outdoor environments using a therapeutic approach to nature play.

Self-Regulation: Strategies for Student Success
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
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Course: #3259 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will review basic knowledge of self-regulation and the process of assisting students in changing their arousal state. Case studies and trialed methods with be offered demonstrating user-friendly and kid-friendly applications for students with ASD and ADHD.

Using Groups To Improve Knowledge Of Sensory Processing Among Teachers And Parents
Presented by Bryan Gee, PhD, OTR, BCP
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Course: #3240 Level: Introductory1 Hour
The aim of this presentation is to review content/curriculum used to enhance knowledge of sensory processing among teachers and parents. Additionally, evidence will be presented to support the use of groups to improve the knowledge of parents and teachers.

Coaching: An Evidence Based Practice That Supports Participation And Efficacy
Presented by Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
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Course: #3134 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
There is a growing body of evidence indicating that coaching practices are an effective way to support children’s participation and parents’ sense of efficacy. In this session we will review the core principles of coaching and examine evidence demonstrating its effectiveness.