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November 17-18, 2017 – 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 […]

August 14-18, 2017 – Moving to Higher Ground: Paediatric Therapist Mentoring

CULTUS LAKE, BC Moving to Higher Ground 2017 is a unique mentorship learning experience for paediatric therapists, combining professional development with personal growth. Individualized learning programs are planned prior to the workshop through discussion between therapist, participants and coordinator Kim Barthel. Therapists will be paired with children in a hands-on experience who match the areas […]

June 12 – 16, 2017 – SYNCroSI for Children with Special Needs

HONG KONG, CHINA       WHAT IS SYNCroSI? Synchronized and Sustainable Intervention (for children with special needs) or SYNCroSI for short, is a specialized mentorship program that combines personal growth with clinical development experience for educators, therapists and parents working with children who have special needs. COURSE OBJECTIVES: The core curriculum of SYNCroSI integrates […]

May 7 & 8, 2017 – Autism from the Inside Out

NEW YORK, NY This two-day workshop will provide clinicians with enhanced evaluation and intervention skills in the sensory treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This dynamic learning opportunity will aide therapists in the fine tuning of their clinical reasoning, analysis skills and intervention methods through a variety of learning modalities. Through video analysis and […]

May 1 – 5, 2017 – Putting The Top and the Bottom Together: ADVANCED Upper Extremity Course: Skill Building and Mentoring for OT’s and PT’s in Neuro-Developmental Treatment

SAN MATEO, CA Therapists who work with children experiencing neurological challenges will benefit from this intense 5-day learning experience which is designed to enhance their professional practice by combining lectures, labs, video presentations, hands-on demonstrations and practicums with children. The focus of the content will be on the development of upper extremity use, grasp and […]

April 19, 2017 – Training on Sensory Integration, FASD, and Other Invisible Disorders

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC Looking for answers about how to understand how sensory needs are affecting your child? Children who have FASD and other invisible disorders often have unique sensory needs . Often caregivers and support providers are mystified by these needs, the resulting behaviours and struggle to find effective interventions. This seminar will empower participants […]

April 1, 2017 – Keynote Address: Eastern Ontario FASD Symposium

OTTAWA, ON COMPASSIONATE STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE Join Kim for this keynote address that is geared toward parents and caregivers to help us all understand that things can get better. Through neuroplasticity, the brain is changeable. Relationships can be strengthened. But caring for individuals with FASD takes commitment and mindfulness, and compassion. Through real stories from around the world and some […]

March 21 – 23, 2017 – Decoding the Autism Brain

BRANTFORD, ON This 3 day workshop blends cutting-edge neurobiology with treatment strategies supporting paediatricians, clinicians, educators and caregivers who serve the Autism Spectrum Disordered population. Through a series of lectures, participants will leave with a multi-dimensional understanding of autism through deepened insights into epigenetic, neural connectivity, immunology, relationship based intervention and sensory-mortor treatment programs. Current […]

March 10, 2017 – Behavioural Detective in the Classroom

SQUAMISH, BC Many children experience challenges in the manner in which they process sensory information. Their behaviour is a way of coping with these challenges. This four-hour workshop will help you learn to ‘look beyond the behaviour’ and into the nervous system in order to help children to succeed in a classroom setting – and […]