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May 18, 2018 – NDTA 2018 Annual Conference – Early Intervention: Impact on the Future

SALT LAKE CITY, UT Explore current trends in early intervention. Gain an overview of early intervention, assessment, and treatment through active problem solving and video tape analysis. Develop a preliminary understanding of the evidence related to the application of early intervention, from birth to three years of age. LEARNER OUTCOMES: Discuss how to identify infants with sensory, motor and relational issues […]

April 28 & 29, 2018 – Heart-Centered Healing and Living

MEDFIELD, MA November 9, 2017, 43 women and men gathered to learn about The Power of Compassion from Kim Barthel. Every single one of those people found themselves in a heart-centered, science-rich, life-altering environment, with a truly gifted teacher. It was clear at the day’s end that this was a case where…more is better! By […]

April 24, 2018 – Self-Regulation: Pathway to Learning

ST. CATHARINES, ON This one-day workshop is an introduction to the elements of self-regulation and its profound influence upon learning in the classroom environment. Many children experience difficulty regulating their activity levels or energy and difficulty balancing their sensory systems, which can be disruptive to the learning environment and to social interaction. Strategies will be introduced to assist participants in managing varying activity levels through curriculum activities and adaptations. […]

April 20-23, 2018 – Intermediate Neuro-Developmental Treatment

ST. CATHARINES, ON This 4-day learning experience offers the opportunity to further your skills in Neuro-Developmental theory and handling. The emphasis will be on in-depth movement analysis, problem solving and direct handling. Discussions regarding typical and atypical components of postural control from a systems perspective will support more advanced problem solving. Targeted discussion and assessment […]

March 23 & 24, 2018 – There is Always a Reason for the Behavior: Is it Sensory or is it Behavior?

PUYALLUP, WA Clinicians consulting with teachers and families are increasingly challenged by students with complex behavioral issues. As a result, therapists desire discriminating skills and tools to identify the basis of these complexities. Is the behavior a result of neuropsychological limitations in sensory processing or a manifestation of social and emotional experiences? Traditionally, models of […]

March 9 – 11, 2018 – Putting the Pieces Together Across the Lifespan – Blending Approaches to the Treatment of Neurological Disability

EDMONTON, AB This dynamic three-day workshop will emphasize clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills helpful in the treatment of functional movement and sensory processing problems across the lifespan. This hands-on learning opportunity is designed for professionals who support children and adults with a wide variety of neurological disabilities. A holistic, blended approach will weave together concepts […]

February 22 & 23, 2018 – Keynote Address & Sensory Processing and Regulation Pre-Requisites to Learning Session – Crosscurrents Conference

RICHMOND, BC Crosscurrents Conference KEYNOTE: Trauma Informed Practice: Relationships Matter Understanding how trauma impacts lives is crucial to supporting many of our students to be their best. This keynote will illuminate the significance that trauma has on the brain, on relationships, and on the way learning happens. As educators we know it’s not accurate to […]

February 16, 2018 – Keynote Address and Regulation Through Relationship: Nature’s Antidote to Challenging Behaviour – AISCA Conference

CALGARY, AB The Association of Independent Schools & Colleges in Alberta Teachers’ Convention: “Better, Together!”  is being held and Kim will take part in two ways: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Threads of Trauma: Trauma Informed Education  Trauma informed education is appropriately becoming an increasingly common topic of conversation in Canadian schools. Circumstances such as domestic violence, abuse, […]

February 15, 2018 – Becoming a Behavioural Detective: Supporting Complex Behaviour in Elder Care

CALGARY, AB & other video conference sites The focus of this engaging workshop is to better understand complex behaviours in an older adult and geriatric population, and develop strategies such as adapting the environment and modifying current interactions to promote quality of life for all involved. Integrated approaches that will assist participants to “look beyond […]

February 8-9, 2018 – Becoming a Behavioral Detective: Understanding, Surviving & Supporting Complex Behaviors

YELLOW SPRINGS, OH PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! This two-day workshop is designed for Intervention Specialists, Classroom Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, School Psychologists, Paraprofessional aides, and Mental Health Therapists who support children with behavioral challenges and learning problems. The sensory processing approach assists professionals in “looking beyond the behavior” and into […]