Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Intervention Strategies for Sensory, Motor and Sensory-based Behavioural Components Across the Lifespan
Lecturers: Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT and Betty Paris, PT,M. Ed. C/NDT. Carolyn an occupational therapist and Betty a physical therapist, both certified in sensory integration and neuro developmental treatment techniques, have experience working with children and adults with sensory, learning and neurological difficulties.
This course will expand the participant’s knowledge of the characteristics and current theories that relate to Autism Spectrum Disorders and other diagnosis with sensory based components. We will look in depth at many of the sensory, motor, functional and learning difficulties encountered by our clients. We will draw from theories of sensory integration, neuro-developmental treatment, behavioural intervention, medical models, learning strategies and traditional functional therapy in order to identify the underlying problems and most effective intervention strategies for various environments across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on both identifying the underlying problem as well as the most effective intervention strategies to improve participation.
Videos and case presentations will be used to identify the underlying sensory integrative problems; drive home the inter-relationships between sensory, behavioural, communication and neurodevelopmental issues and help participants prioritise the underlying and primary problem(s). Case studies offered by participants will also be utilized. Specific intervention strategies will clearly be identified for use at home, group homes, school, day cares, clinics, work, sheltered workshops or other environments.
This is a 2 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.
|Audience:||This workshop is designed for occupational, physical and speech therapists, psychologists, other professionals and parents.|
|Length:||2 days - Registration will open at 9.00 am for a 9.15 am start. The course will finish at 5:00 pm.|
Gold and silver Member Fee: £380 (Instalment plan option available)
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A light lunch is included. Accommodation is not included.
||Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT and Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS., OTR, C/ND|
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This workshop is designed for occupational, physical and speech therapists, psychologists, other professionals and parents.
International Lecturer, USA based.
Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed, C/NDT. Betty along with Carolyn Murray-Slutsky are the co-founders of State of the Art Resource Services (STAR Services), a USA based educational company providing national and international workshops since 1993. They have been tutors for the Sensory Integration Network since 2004; are the authors of the textbooks Is it Sensory or Is it Behaviour? Autism Interventions: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism 2nd Ed. and Developing Visual Motor Intervention and have published many journal articles. They have a diverse background as a clinical practitioners having worked in private and public settings with clients throughout the life span, and have functioned in consultative and administrative roles.
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