Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Intervention Strategies for Sensory, Motor and Sensory-based Behavioral Components Across the Lifespan
This 2 day workshop is designed to be the first half of a 4 day workshop. Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris skillfully use a layering system to: expand the participant’s knowledge of the characteristics and current theories that relate to Autism Spectrum Disorders and other diagnoses with sensory-based components; look in depth at many of the sensory, motor, functional and learning difficulties encountered by our clients; design appropriate treatment plans; learn many practical treatment techniques that are effective for hands on intervention or consultation; identify the underlying problems and most effective intervention strategies for various environments across the lifespan and select specific intervention strategies for use at home, group homes, school, day cares, clinics, work, sheltered workshops or other environments.
This workshop is designed for occupational, physical and speech therapists, psychologists, other professionals and parents.
2 days - Registration will start from 9:00am. Course will start at 9.15am and finish at 5.00pm
Silver/Gold Member £380
Bronze Member Fee: Plus 25% or upgrade to paid membership
Instalment plan option available (4 x monthly payments of £95.00)
A light lunch is included. Accommodation is not included.
Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT and Betty Paris, PT,M. Ed. C/NDT.
This practical, interactive, evidence-based workshop will look at the unique characteristics of children on the Autism Spectrum. The complex interrelationship between behavioural, communication, sensory and motor control issues will be addressed and a framework provided to guide problem solving and decision making when designing interventions for success within the school, home or clinic environments.
Participants will walk away with a solid understanding of the sensory and motor planning issues most commonly seen in individuals with an ASD, how communication difficulties contribute to functional and behavioral challenges, and develop a tool kit of practical hands on treatment strategies, visual and structural supports and accommodations that they can use immediately.
Videos, case studies and group problem solving will be used to help participants clearly identify, prioritize and design interventions for clients of all ages and with all levels of functioning, from low to high.More information