Many clients with both neuro-developmental challenges and mental health issues experience profound disturbances in their sensory processing. These sensory processing challenges often manifest in daily functions of eating and feeding.
Picky eaters are often orally defensive when managing what they perceive are uncomfortable tastes, smells, sounds and textures of foods. Alternately, individuals with diagnosed eating disorders have typically been identified as experiencing a combination of behavioral, emotional, psychological, and interpersonal challenges.
Current trends in neurobiology suggest these disorders have merging challenges that require a holistic approach to their intervention. This unique two-day workshop will introduce and integrate sensory processing challenges, motor control limitations, eating disorders and attachment theory in a cutting-edge exploration of ideas about trans-disciplinary research, assessment and intervention.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE:
• How sensory processing issues appear and how they relate to feeding, eating and eating disorders
• The neurobiological connections between sensory processing and eating disorders
• The motor control challenges connected to eating, feeding and eating disorders, based upon cuttingedge research
• Attachment theory and its impact on eating disorders, rigid thinking, perfectionism, inflexibility and relationships
• The weaving of sensory processing, attachment and early life stress contribute to the picture of eating disorders
• Basic postural and motor control strategies to supporting eating disorders
• Problem-solving skills and an introduction to sensory and relational treatment strategies for
Mary Bridge Children’s Therapy
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
WHEN: May 17-18, 2019
CREDIT: 12 Education Contact Hours (1.2 CEU’s)
INTENDED AUDIANCE: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, SLPs & Educators
Register online at: www.multicare.org/ctuclasses
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CTU Education Program