During this workshop, participants will learn the essential elements of Ayres Sensory Integration® and the contribution of sensory integration to early development including state regulation, perception, motor skills, and praxis. Accurate and comfortable sensory integration lays a foundation for perception and action that is pivotal throughout development, beginning with state regulation and progressing towards mastery of a myriad of life skills. Through video analysis and case discussions, participants will learn to systematically analyze sensory functions and analyze assessment findings for the purpose of communicating with parents and providing effective interventions.
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DAY 1: Tuesday April 23rd
Introduction to Ayres Sensory Integration® in Early Development

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:30 Developmental Theories of Early Childhood including Ayres SensoryIntegration® (ASI) Theory
10: 30 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 1:00 Developmental Theories (cont)
1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH
2:00 – 3:30 Identifying and Enhancing Typical SI Development- Prenatal to 3 years
3:30 – 3:45 BREAK
3:45 – 5:00 Identifying and Enhancing Typical SI Development (cont.)

DAY 2: Wednesday April 24th
Clinical Reasoning: Ayres Sensory Integration® Evaluation & Intervention
9:00 –10:30 Clinical Reasoning in ASI and Data Driven Intervention Evaluation and Intervention including parents/caregivers
10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 1:00 Sensory Modulation: The Fussy Baby
Sensory Modulation: The Sleepy Baby
1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH
2:00 – 3:15 Vestibular Postural & Bilateral Control – The Clumsy Baby
3:15 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 5:00 Case Demonstrations

DAY 3: Thursday April 25th
Clinical Reasoning: Ayres Sensory Integration® Evaluation and Intervention
9:00 –10:30 Praxis – The Disorganized Baby
10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 1:00 Praxis – The Disorganized Baby
1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH
2:00 – 3:30 Case Demonstrations
3:30 – 3:45 BREAK
3:45 – 4:00 Question & Answers

Dr. Susanne Smith Roley
OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Susanne Smith Roley is an occupational therapist with over 40 years of experience in pediatric practice, specializing in child development, sensory integration, learning difficulties, visual impairment, and autism. She obtained her BS in Occupational Therapy at Indiana University, her MS in Allied Health Sciences at Boston University and her doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) at the University of Southern California. Susanne is in private practice in Orange County, California providing evaluation and consultation services to children and families. She was certified in sensory integration in 1977, studied under Dr. A. Jean Ayres, co-founded and then directed the USC/WPS sensory integration certificate program for 14 years.

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April 23 (Day 1) is an introductory workshop open to those interested in learning the foundations of Ayres Sensory Integration® and supporting infant and child development. Early childhood educators, parents and professionals are welcome to attend. April 24th-25th (Day 2-3) are designed for therapy professionals interested in research and evidence-based practice using sensory integration theory and methods for children ages 0-3 years. ** This 2-day intensive is geared towards OTs, PTs, and SLPs, Psychologists. A knowledge base in sensory integration is encouraged but not necessary!

Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of sensory integration theory in development
  2. Name 5 early functions that require sensory integration to develop
  3. Identify the primary contribution of each sensory system to developmental milestones
  4. Understand the impact of sensory integrative dysfunction on the growth and development of children and the mental and physical health of caregivers
  5. List sensory strategies that parents and other caregivers can employ to benefit their lives and that of their infants and young children
  6. Identify strengths and challenges in sensory integration and processing in young children.
  7. Analyze, interpret, and describe the symptoms of atypical development relative to the patterns of sensory integrative dysfunction in infants and young children with and without additional diagnoses
  8. Review sensory integration research from school-age children and adapt to infants and young children
  9. Inform intervention planning and intervention through in-depth assessment
  10. Plan and implement therapeutic interventions for infants and young children with sensory integrative dysfunction
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CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: This course has been approved and accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities for 19 CMEs and the American Occupational Therapy Association for 18 CEUs

Cancellation policy

There will be no cancellations/refunds offered. In the case of emergencies, we will consider on a case by base basis.

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