The Matter of Tone

Therapists providing intervention to children with movement challenges have traditionally considered and have perhaps treated “muscle tone” specifically as an impairment impeding motor performance in daily living function. In our hands, we can “feel” the resistance, heaviness, responsiveness and changes of each child’s body with whom we interface in therapy. Our own motor system learns […]

November 29 & 30, 2017 – Self-Regulation: Managing Learning Difficulties and Undesired Behaviour & Decoding the Autistic Brain – A Primer

SINGAPOR Two Great Days: Day 1: Self-Regulation*: Managing Learning Difficulties and Undesired Behaviour *Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and control our own behaviour, emotions, and thoughts, altering them in accordance with the demands of the situation. It allows us to respond appropriately and effectively to our environmental demands. This workshop is an introduction to […]

November 24th, 25th and 26th, 2017 – Beyond Weight Bearing: Developing Upper Extremity Function in Children and Adolescents

TORONTO, ON Course Description  Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working with children experiencing neurological challenges will benefit from participation in this intensive upper extremity workshop. This 3-day seminar will combine lecture, lab, video presentation and hands-on demonstrations with children. Content will focus on the characteristics of development and the treatment of upper extremity use and grasp and […]

November 23, 2017 – Challenging Behaviours: Addressing Sensory Processing and Emotional Issues in Early Childhood

TORONTO, ON Sensory processing inevitably affects an individual’s subjective experience and subsequent behaviours in response to sensory input. Are behaviour issues a result of neuropsychological limitations in sensory processing or a manifestation of social and emotional experiences? Traditionally, practice models have attempted to isolate these two features as separate contributions of functional performance, however when […]

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 […]

November 15, 2017 – Trauma Informed Practice

KAMLOOPS, BC Trauma is a universal experience yet generally speaking, it is an uncommon component of people’s daily conversation. Thankfully, and appropriately, trauma informed practice is becoming an increasingly common topic of conversation in the social services sector of BC. This is essential if we want our clients to be receiving the most effective levels […]

November 11 & 12, 2017 – Do You See What I See? How Differences in Our Sensory Systems Impact Perceptions

NEW YORK, NY This unique two-day workshop will explore the multi- faceted role of vision and the diverse functions that it plays in daily life. Challenges with vision and the brain’s processing of visual input profoundly influence learning, behavior, and social engagement. Trauma and developmental disability also impact visual function and they can often look similar […]

November 9, 2017 – The Power of Compassion

MEDFIELD, MA Compassion is the empathic desire to alleviate suffering and it’s often thought of as the highest form of love. Compassion flows from the interconnectedness between humans and is inherent to any successful spiritual process. Not only is compassion part of the solution for psychological suffering, science is increasingly revealing that compassion rewires brainwave […]

November 2, 2017 – The Mindful Clinician

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB The Mindful Clinician is an introductory evening workshop for clinicians to understand how their state of mind impacts the emotional and functional well-being of their clients. The neurobiology of mindfulness and daily techniques that are useful in a clinical setting will be introduced and discussed. The participant will be able to: Understand […]