This three-day workshop is designed for professionals who desire to work collaboratively in supporting children with special needs.
As a therapist, educator, or caregiver, selecting an appropriate intervention approach for each individual client is often challenging. Professionals can be inundated with a multitude of options, making it difficult to discern which approaches or even disciplines are optimum for each case.
This workshop re-frames intervention; it illuminates the reality that the best possible care anyone can receive is often trans-disciplinary, integrated, practical and sustainable.
The content of the workshop combines sensory processing intervention, Neuro-Developmental Treatment, understanding attachment and strategies for enhancing communication.
The workshop will be a blend of lecture, demos, videos and clinical problem-solving discussions. While participants will expand their knowledge of specific approaches and skills in supporting clients/students, the crux of this workshop is in pulling it all together.
- Appreciate and establish a connection to the transdisciplinary model of intervention for children with special needs, while maintaining a clinical identity and professional boundary.
- Recognize arousal states and design effective strategies for learning, communication, relationship and self-regulation.
- Understand the inter-connectedness between posture and movement and emotional regulation and learning.
- Appreciate the need for appropriate sensory interventions to improve posture and movement in functional and academic settings.
- Understand the impact of attachment and co-regulation upon arousal, language development, and executive functions.
- Understand that behaviour (in a relational context) is communication and in supporting others it’s not only what we do but how we do it that matters
DATE & TIME:
September 25, 26 & 27, 2018
9:00 am—4:00 pm; (registration opens at 8:00 am)
FEE: $650.00 pp (includes catered lunches/breaks)
Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre