The Kidz in Motion

Sensory Integration Intensive Training Program

For Therapists and Other Participants

This 5-day training combines an exciting "camp-like" environment with an "INTENSIVE" sensory integration treatment approach for children ages 4-11 with special needs. Changing the nervous system at a quicker pace requires increase frequency, duration and intensity of sensory input! Counselors facilitate children to participate in a broad range of activities designed to have a therapeutic benefit. This is combined with occupational therapy utilizing the sensory integration theory and strategies with the underlying understanding of the plasticity of the brain. A limited number of participants who are interested will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning using many dynamic strategies for working with children with special needs.  This includes but not limited to therapeutic horse-riding, aquatic therapy, reflex integration, therapeutic massage, auditory and visual processing intervention and so much more.  Hands-on learning time combined with formal learning time together average 8 hours per day. Participants who are Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants will be eligible to receive 41 contact hours/.41 AOTA CEUs, other clinicians 41 contact hours (if accepted by your national organization) and non-professionals 41 volunteer hours. Learning activities will include opportunities for both formal (lectures) and practical experiences.


The children most common diagnosis are mild to moderate sensory processing disorders which may or may not be accompanied with Autism , ADHD, Learning Disorder, Speech and language Disorder,  Developmental Delay and/or other developmental disorders. The goal of the program is to improve deficits associated with these disorders  that may be impacting their focus, learning ability, motor skills and/or social skills.  All children are ambulatory and toilet trained.  Participants will be able to work hands-on with the children.  Each participant will be presented with opportunities to enhance their professional development and skills within the framework of the child's goals and the mission of Kidz in Motion.  Our Mission is to provide a treatment environment in the context of a fun filled "camp-like" experience. The daily regime consists of facilitating various structured sensory-based activities which will take place on-site at OT For Kidz as well as off-site. 


Click here to see the difference your training makes to children and parents. Read the Testimonials!


Learning Objectives:

1. Identify and demonstrate administering at least 1 standardized tool, BOT-2, through hands-on practical

2. Identify various sensory-based methods and strategies that may be used with children with special needs such as SPD, ASD, ADHD, LD and DD

3. Identify and differentiate between deficits in sensory processing affecting children's functional skills

4. Identify how to integrate sensory integrative concepts into a treatment protocol for children such a w/ SPD, ASD, ADHD, LD, DD

5. Identify and List supportive strategies that may be used in your treatment regime  



Participants learning experiences will be facilitated by Paula Stewart, MS,OTR/L and Christine Grant, MS, OTR/L who are also the owners of OT For Kidz. Both Paula and Christine are occupational therapist with each having over 20 years of clinical experiences. They are SIPT certified clinicians which is an advanced national certification in the evaluation and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD). Both have been trained in treating auditory processing deficits (usually part of a greater sensory processing disorder) using iLs (Interactive Listening Systems), IM (Interactive Metronome) or the Therapeutic Listening Program. They incorporate their training in Reflex Integration, Therapeutic Handling & Massage and Oculo-motor/functional vision along with many other strategies into their treatment sessions and these will also be integrated into the Kidz in Motion program. 

Testimonials

"I work with children on the spectrum and has gone to other workshops on sensory integration but none of them were anywhere near this type of training. I have much more understanding of the types of sensory deficits. It's great when you actually see them in the children all in one space and see how the different strategies really do work. Christine and Paula were so knowledgeable and made the training effective as well as fun. They pushed my critical thinking skills based on what is taught in this workshop. I would recommend this course to any discipline working with children."

-O.T.


"This training is so much more of what I expected it to be.  Not only did I see so much change in the child that I worked with, but all the other children.  I will be back next year!"

-COTA.

 

"This is really an amazing program.  I can't wait to go back to work to implement many of the strategies that I learned."

-Teacher


"As a speech therapist, I never really understood sensory issues and how it can impact language skills until now.  My OT colleague encouraged me to attend this training with him. I was concerned that the training was for 5 days but this training was well worth the time.  The cost was extremely reasonable. I highly recommend this workshop!"

-SLP


I learned so much and I loved working with the kids.  The parents' reactions to  their children progress was priceless. I have decided to add on to my career and pursue my career in OT.  Thank you Kidz In Motion.

S.W.


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