Trauma Informed Approach to Sensory Processing Disorders & Arousal Regulation

DESCRIPTION

IMPORTANT : Cette conférence se tiendra en Anglais seulement.

Pediatric therapists and other professionals who work with individuals with sensory and developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum, attention deficit, learning disabilities) often encounter clients with difficulties related to developmental trauma. Traumatic events may be overt, such as early loss of a primary caregiver; sexual, physical or emotional abuse; or domestic, community and school violence. Trauma may also be innocent, such as early hospitalization and necessary life saving medical procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit. Exposure to adverse life experiences has been shown to increase the likelihood of social, emotional and developmental delays; furthermore, children with developmental delays have a much higher chance of experiencing physical, emotional and sexual abuse. There is a growing understanding and accompanying clinical practice that addresses the connection between sensory processing dysfunction and trauma. When an individual cannot adequately process sensory information or traumatic experiences, the body’s natural defense mechanisms become heightened, further impacting the sensory processing disorder.

This two-day hands-on course will explore, from a trauma informed perspective, the connections between sensory processing and sensory integrative difficulties. We will also provide a brief introduction to the tension reducing technique known as TRE®, as a means of demonstrating how the body retains stress in core muscular tension patterns. This course will investigate the hard wired action systems that underlie sensory modulation, arousal, affect regulation, and play. A clinical reasoning model for tracking dynamic shifts in state and levels of integration will be presented. Interactive, hands-on labs, video and case presentations will bring key concepts and treatment strategiesto life in this theoretically based, yet practical workshop.

SPEAKER

Sheila M. Frick, OTR

LIRE LA BIOGRAPHIE
Sheila M. Frick, OTR, is an internationally esteemed clinician, lecturer, and pioneer in Occupational Therapy. She has over 20 years of clinical experience, having worked in psychiatry, rehabilitation, and home health before specializing in pediatrics. Her expertise includes sensory processing dysfunction, sensory integration, and auditory interventions. She created and continues to expand Therapeutic Listening, which she has taught to over 10,000 therapists worldwide. She also lectures on such topics as clinical neurology, respiration, the vestibular/auditory system, and various auditory interventions. She is the creator and author of Listening With the Whole Body, and co-author of Core Concepts in Action, Astronaut Training, and Out of the Mouths of Babes.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This conference is intended for pediatric occupational therapists and other professionals who work with individuals with sensory and developmental disorders with difficulties related to developmental trauma.

This is an introductory level course. However, knowledge of sensory processing will be very helpful.

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 9th 2016- DAY 1

  • 8:00-8:30     Check-In
  • 8:00-10:00   Sensory Processing and Developmental Trauma
  • 10:00-10:15  Break
  • 10:15-12:00  Attachment, Attunement, and Sensory Processing
  • 12:00 1:00    Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00-2:30     Neurodevelopmental Roots of Defense
  • 2:30-2:45     Break
  • 2:45-4:30     Brief introduction to TRE® and Lab

Thursday, November 10th, 2016- DAY 2

  • 8:30-10:00   Developmental Movement Patterns & Regulation
  • 10:00-10:15  Break
  • 10:15-12:00   Integration of Core Defensive Patterns
  • 12:00-1:00    Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00-2:30      The Neurology of Primary Play
  • 2:30-2:45      Break
  • 2:45-4:30      Primary Play into Practice: Play Labs

CONTENU

Refer to schedule for Day 1 and Day 2

THÉMATIQUES

The impact of trauma on sensory processing and arousal regulation.

OBJECTIFS

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize when patterns of defense are interfering with function and daily life.
  • Employ three body based strategies to decrease tension patterns and regulate arousal.
  • Design three play based strategies that support regulation, arousal, affect, and social engagement.

DATE

November 9 and 10th 2016
Trauma Informed Approach to Sensory Processing Disorders & Arousal Regulation

November 11th 2016
Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment

LIEU

Hotel Ruby Foo's
7655 Décarie Boul, Montreal, QC H4P 2H2
Téléphone : 1-800-361-5419
Discounted rooms for participants available; mention Choose to Learn when reserving. Car parking is free. 5 minute walk from Metro Namur station (orange line).

COÛTS

Early bird rate postmarked BEFORE October 26th is $650.00. Add $50.00 if registering after October 26th 2016. Full payment must be made upon registration, no postdated checks accepted. Healthy snacks at break included. Lunch is not provided. Receipts will be issued at conference.

POLITIQUE D'ANNULATION

Cancellations must be in writing and received prior to October 26th 2016. A $50.00 administration fee will be charged. No refunds after this date. A $50.00 fee will be charged to transfer the registration to someone else. Choose to Learn reserves the right to cancel the conference and will refund registration fees, not travel expenses.

INFORMATION

Caroline Hui, Occupational Therapist
450-242-2816
info@choosetolearn.ca

INSCRIPTION

Trauma Informed Approach to Sensory Processing Disorders & Arousal Regulation November 9-10th 2016 - 650 $
BOTH Conferences : Trauma Informed Approach on November 9-10th 2016 AND Quickshifts on November 11th 2016 ($25.00 discount) - 925 $
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IMPRIMER CETTE CONFÉRENCE

Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment

DESCRIPTION

IMPORTANT : Cette conférence se tiendra en Anglais seulement.

Since their inception, the Quickshifts library has grown exponentially. This expanded range of album choices, provides therapists with more options to precisely match the musical elements to clinical picture. In this one-day workshop, we will explore the therapeutic application of Quickshifts and how these sound tools can be used to quickly shift states of alertness and set up the nervous system for optimal success. Participants will learn about Quickshifts’ theoretical underpinnings such as binaural beat technology, musical entrainment, the encoded movement patterns found in music, and how accessing whole-brain processing further promotes basic and higher-level functions and processes. In addition, participants will learn the specific musical qualities and various clinical applications of each Quickshift album.

Whether being used in the clinic, school, home, or community setting, Quickshifts have shown to support immediate and lasting changes in a variety of occupational performance areas such as: self-regulation, sensory modulation, anxiety, postural activation, motor coordination, social interaction, and executive functioning. Preliminary research on the impact of Quickshift albums,conducted at a prestigious university, has shown improvements in postural activation and bilateral motor coordination. These initial investigations only further supportingthe results seen first-hand in the clinic. Audio samples, case presentations, and video examples will be provided so that participants gain first-hand experience with these sound tools. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to implement the use of Quickshifts into their practice settings and will understand how to select the best musical match between album and client to optimize therapy goals and outcomes.

SPEAKER

Sheila M. Frick, OTR

LIRE LA BIOGRAPHIE
Sheila M. Frick, OTR, is an internationally esteemed clinician, lecturer, and pioneer in Occupational Therapy. She has over 20 years of clinical experience, having worked in psychiatry, rehabilitation, and home health before specializing in pediatrics. Her expertise includes sensory processing dysfunction, sensory integration, and auditory interventions. She created and continues to expand Therapeutic Listening, which she has taught to over 10,000 therapists worldwide. She also lectures on such topics as clinical neurology, respiration, the vestibular/auditory system, and various auditory interventions. She is the creator and author of Listening With the Whole Body, and co-author of Core Concepts in Action, Astronaut Training, and Out of the Mouths of Babes.

SCHEDULE

Friday, November 11th 2016

  • 8:30-9:00         Check-In
  • 9:00-10:30       Sensory Processing & Self-Regulation: Overview of Current Thinking, Neurophysiological Concepts; Case Examples
  • 10:30-10:45     Break
  • 10:45-12:00     Connecting Sound & Movement: Neuroanatomy & the Encoded Patterns
  • 12:00-1:00       Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00-3:00         Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Supporting Movement, Interaction & Engagement; Case Examples
  • 3:00-3:15         Break
  • 3:15-4:30         Enhancing Executive Function Through Quickshifts; Case Examples

CONTENU

Refer to schedule

THÉMATIQUES

OBJECTIFS

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess an individual’s bilateral motor coordination, state regulation and whole brain processing throughmovement and clinically based observation assessment tools and relate to functional difficulties of client.
  • Identify three movement activities that support vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory and visual functioning.
  • Match “Quickshift” albums to client’s clinical picture, goals, and functional outcomes.

DATE

November 11th 2016
Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment

November 9 and 10th 2016
Trauma Informed Approach to Sensory Processing Disorders & Arousal Regulation

LIEU

Hotel Ruby Foo's
7655 Décarie Boul, Montreal, QC H4P 2H2
Téléphone : 1-800-361-5419
Discounted rooms for participants available; mention Choose to Learn when reserving. Car parking is free. 5 minute walk from Metro Namur station (orange line).

COÛTS

Early bird rate postmarked BEFORE October 26th is $300.00. Add $50.00 if registering after October 26th 2016. Full payment must be made upon registration, no postdated checks accepted. Healthy snacks at break included. Lunch is not provided. Receipts will be issued at conference.

POLITIQUE D'ANNULATION

Cancellations must be in writing and received prior to October 26th 2016. A $50.00 administration fee will be charged. No refunds after this date. A $50.00 fee will be charged to transfer the registration to someone else. Choose to Learn reserves the right to cancel the conference and will refund registration fees, not travel expenses.

INFORMATION

Caroline Hui, Occupational Therapist
450-242-2816
info@choosetolearn.ca

INSCRIPTION

Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment November 11th 2016 - 300 $
BOTH Conferences : Quickshifts on November 11th 2016 AND Trauma Informed Approach on November 9-10th 2016 ($25.00 discount) - 925 $
Oui, SVP ajouter mon nom à la liste d'envoi de Choisir d'Apprendre.
M'INSCRIRE

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Les ateliers pratiques fourniront l’occasion pour les participants d’apprendre comment administrer un examen de dépistage de la vision. Protocoles de traitement, y compris le Protocole de l’astronaute, seront partagés de sorte que les thérapeutes sont exposés à un large éventail d’activités et d’exercices visuels et vestibulaires, innovateurs et pratiques, à utiliser avec leurs clients.

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This 2-day workshop provides a practical opportunity for participants to interact with a sensory integrative occupational therapist and a developmental optometrist as they collaborate on the goal of facilitating optimum performance in children with movement and vision issues. Speakers will reveal and clarify some of the mysteries of previously ambiguous performance issues in childhood. Participants will develop a broader net for capturing the subtleties of visual-vestibular behavior by gaining insight into underlying causes.

Hands-on experience will provide ample opportunity for participants to learn how to administer a vision screening examination. Comprehensive treatment protocols, including the Astronaut Protocol, will be shared so that therapists are exposed to a broad range of practical, innovative, sequential, vestibular-visual activities and exercises for use with their clients.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This conference is intended for occupational therapists, optometrists, physiotherapists, physicians, and other professionals with a special interest in children with ocular motor control, visual integration, vestibular, and/or postural difficulties. It will provide insight into how occupational therapists and optometrists collaborate to more efficiently and comprehensively resolve vestibular/visual issues.

CONTENT

DAY 1

  • 8:00 – 8:30   Registration
  • 8:30 – 9:00   Introduction
    Difference between eyesight and vision
  • 9:00 –10:00   Vestibular system supports for movement and function
  • 10:00 –10:30 Break
  • 10:30 –12:00 Posture and movement development and support for vision
    Neuro-anatomy of the vestibular system
    Vestibular activation
    Referral criteria
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00 – 2:30   Vision and Vestibular Labs
    Vestibular assessment and treatment strategies Astronaut Training, Infinity Walk, and The Flow.
    Use and application of Prism Lenses and   The Vision Tracking Tube
  • 2:30 – 3:00   Break
  • 3:00 – 4:30   Terms used in visual testing
    Analysis/treatment—case presentations
  • 4:30 – 5:00   Visual physiology and neurology

DAY 2

  • 8:30 – 9:30   Visual motor integration
    Visual perceptual analysis
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Vision screening for OTs
  • 10:00 –10:30 Break
  • 10:30 –12:00 Vision screening lab for OTs
  • 12:00 – 1:00   Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00 – 2:30   Testing forms, procedures, and referral criteria
    Treatment roles
    OD treatment for oculomotor control, spatial awareness, and visual perception,including the MultiMatrix
  • 2:35 – 3:00   Break
  • 3:00 – 4:15   Video/slide presentation of vestibulo-oculomotor, vestibulo-proprioceptive, and bilateral integration intervention strategies and activities
  • 4:15 – 4:30   Questions and discussion

November 5th and 6th, 2015BUILDING BLOCKS FOR SENSORY INTEGRATIONEN SAVOIR PLUS

This two-day experiential workshop provides therapists with an in-depth understanding of the developmental and neurophysiological links between sensory integration and the basic primary movement patterns that provide the foundation (or building blocks) for sensory modulation and integration.

Beginning with support of the primitive reflexes, we will explore the development of posture and its relationship to gross and fine motor skills along with visual and auditory function. This course will allow participants to fine tune their clinical observation skills for the clients who are often difficult to test using standard measures. Hands-on demonstrations, movement labs, and video examples will highlight treatment strategies that can be implemented with and without therapy equipment, making them appropriate for all clinical settings.

A range of intervention strategies designed to support functional performance will be presented, and workshop participants will leave with a systematic way to assess, document and treat the movement challenges that arise from the lack of effective sensory motor integration.

CONFÉRENCIÈRE

Sheila M. Frick, OTR

LIRE LA BIOGRAPHIE
Sheila M. Frick, OTR, is an internationally esteemed clinician, lecturer, and pioneer in Occupational Therapy. She has over 20 years of clinical experience, having worked in psychiatry, rehabilitation, and home health before specializing in pediatrics. Her expertise includes sensory processing dysfunction, sensory integration, and auditory interventions. She created and continues to expand Therapeutic Listening, which she has taught to over 10,000 therapists worldwide. She also lectures on such topics as clinical neurology, respiration, the vestibular/auditory system, and various auditory interventions. She is the creator and author of Listening With the Whole Body, and co-author of Core Concepts in Action, Astronaut Training, and Out of the Mouths of Babes.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?       

This conference is intended for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other professionals working with children with sensory motor integration issues.

This is an introductory level course.

CONTENT

November 5th 2015

DAY 1

8:00         Registration

8:30        Historical perspective and current thinking regarding reflex integration programs

9:30        Primary movement patterns and their relationship to sensory defensiveness and sensory modulation dysfunction

10:30       Break

10:45       Lab – Assessment and treatment activities

12:00        Lunch (on your own)

1:00         Primary movement patterns related to vestibular-auditory-visual function

3:00         Break

3:15           Lab – Assessment and treatment activities

4:30          End

 

November 6th 2015

DAY 2

8:30         Primary movement patterns and their relationship to tactile proprioceptive  processing

10:00        Break

10:15        Primary movement patterns & their relationship to posture and balance

12:00        Lunch (on your own)

1:00          Lab – Assessment and treatment activities

2:00         Clinical case studies, problem solving, questions

3:00          Break

3:15           Clinical case studies, problem solving, questions

4:30          End

La mission de Choisir d’apprendre est d’améliorer la qualité des interventions thérapeutiques d’ergothérapeutes, d’orthophonistes, et d’autres professionnels qui travaillent avec les enfants et leurs familles. Choisir d’apprendre a débuté en 2005 et continue d’offrir des formations innovatrices aux parents et professionnels. Nous croyons passionnément que la formation continue améliore nos habilitées cliniques et nous encourage de se questionner sur les meilleures façons d’aider les autres.

Caroline Hui est ergothérapeute et travaille avec les enfants et leurs familles depuis 1991. Elle a exercé en Colombie Britannique, à Montréal et sur la côte ouest de la Floride. En Floride, est a fondé la clinique multi-disciplinaire Children’s Therapy Associates. À son retour au Québec en 2002, elle a noté que le choix de formation continue était limité pour les thérapeutes en pédiatrie, c’est donc le début de Choisir d’apprendre. Depuis, elle a organisé plusieurs formations enseignées par des ergothérapeutes réputés mondialement : Lucy Jane Miller, Diana Henry, Helene Polatajko, Sheila Frick, Beth Osten, Genevieve Jereb, Patti Oetter, Eileen Richter, Teresa May-Benson ainsi que Kay Toomey, psychologue et Sherri Cawn et Erin Ross, orthophonistes. Caroline vient de terminer sa maîtrise en science et elle continue à œuvrer en privé dans sa clinique de Knowlton, QC. Elle continue aussi à organiser vos prochaines formations.

Témoignages

« Formation très axée sur le concret et la clinique ce qui facilite l’intégration dans la pratique. »

« L’organisation de tout l’évènement était vraiment incroyable! Bien apprit et bien mangé! Merci. »

« Merci beaucoup. Tous les formations de Choisir d’apprendre font évoluer notre pratique. »

« Très bonne conférencière (D. Henry), très bon contenu. J’attends impatiemment la prochaine formation organisé par Choisir d’apprendre. »

« Bravo! Merci pour l’organisation encore une fois. »

« Un gros merci d’organiser ces formations. Vous contribuez à faire avancez les interventions au Québec. »

« Le choix des collations est super pour maintenir mon niveau d’éveil. Merci. »

« SOS est ma meilleure formation à vie! Merci. »

« Formation hyper intéressante, formatrices connaissantes et dynamiques. J’apprécie l’organisation. »

« Merci Caroline d’organiser de telles formations. »

« Merci de tous les efforts pour nous offrir la traduction simultanée. C’était très utile. »

« Excellent, une autre belle formation à Montréal. »

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