Presented by; Marc Landry - Occupational Therapist
Science and your body - How Toxins and Medicines are damaging our species
Review Brain Function and Brain Differences
How to make learning friendlier to all or “Teaching to the Brain”
Understand more of the senses
Learn more about Sensory Processing, how it changes from person to person, and how it affects how we feel and how we act
How to identify and meet a child’s sensory needs based on Neurological Threshold Continuum
Understand the human stress response system and it’s impact on learning, behaviour, function
Teaching Self Regulation (the Alert Program) and how this differs from “emotional regulation”
Using sensory and motor input to manage levels of arousal - Sensory Diet
Practical suggestions to help kids calm down
Incorporating Collaborative Problem Solving & Heavy Work
Using Sensory Strategies to face and manage stress
Important information to understand in supporting ASD, ADHD, LD, SPD, OCD, PTSD, FASD, anxiety, lack of movement, self regulation, and the male human
Date: January 25, 2014 Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Location: LCDC Preschool room #103—5171 221A Street, Langley Parking: Pay Parking is in effect. LCDC has a limited number of spaces which you may park in free of charge (identified by the words ‘LCDC Reserved’ in yellow writing) on a first come, first served basis. To Register: Karen Reid 604-534-1155 ext. 139 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lisa Laurie ext. 121 (email@example.com) Fee: $10.00 (Registration & workshop fee can be made online.)
Full Day Workshop - Light mid morning snacks/beverage. Light lunch, coffee, tea and water will be served. Please feel free to bring your own lunch if you have specific dietary needs. Refrigerator available. Please arrive early as presentation will start promptly.
This workshop incorporates years of clinical experience with Winnie Dunn’s Model of Sensory Processing, The Alert Program for Self Regulation, and the Stress Management program of the Groden Center, Inc. Much of the information on brain differences comes from the work of Michael Gurian, educator and author of the book The Minds of Boys – Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life. The work of Norman Doidge, Bruce Perry, Peter Levine, Ross Greene, and Simon Baron-Cohen have also contributed greatly to this workshop, to name a few. A useful bibliography will allow you to further explore any of the areas we discuss. The sensory part of the workshop was originally developed with autism spectrum disorders, sensory modulation disorders, anxiety disorders, and attention disorders in mind. However, all people are affected by the sensory environment and this information can be generalized to most people and environments. Adult participants will also learn about their own sensory needs and sensory preferences, and how these affect daily life if not attended to.
Practical Ideas & Suggestions you can use Right Away!
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