Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation Announces New Scholarships Sponsored by Integrated Listening Systems

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Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation announces scholarship donation from Integrated Listening Systems. Applications for The iLs Mentorship Scholarship Award will be accepted through October 24, 2014.

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The SPD Foundation salutes iLs not only for their wonderful generosity, but for their belief that an investment in mentorship scholarships is truly an investment in expanding the ability of OTs to treat SPD.

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation today announced a scholarship donation for its popular Level 1 Intensive Mentorship training programs from Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). iLs is a multi-sensory assessment and training program, which “re-wires” parts of the brain involved with learning, communicating and movement.

The iLs Mentorship Scholarship Award will support tuition for six applicants wishing to attend intensive mentorship courses which provide occupational therapists (OTs) and other clinicians with a unique opportunity to receive training in assessment and intervention for Sensory Processing Disorder during intensive, one-week programs at SPD Foundation and its sponsor clinic, the STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center.

"The SPD Foundation salutes iLs not only for their wonderful generosity, but for their belief that an investment in mentorship scholarships is truly an investment in expanding the ability of OTs to treat SPD,” said Sheryl Benjamin, Executive Director of the SPD Foundation. “Our goal is to educate participants so they can make a difference in the lives of children in their local community."

Sensory Processing Disorder is a neurological disorder that disrupts the way an individual processes and responds to sensations. Individuals with SPD may over- or under-respond to one or more sensations (e.g., a loud sound, or light touch), crave sensations or may have problems with motor skills and coordination. SPD affects more than four million children in the United States alone—an average of one child in every classroom.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation invites potential applicants for The iLs Mentorship Scholarship Award for Level 1 workshops to apply at http://www.spdfoundation.net/mentorshipscholarship.html by October 24, 2014.

ABOUT SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER FOUNDATION
The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the world leader in research, education, and awareness for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. The SPD Foundation offers educational programs, conducts SPD research, and provides resources for parents worldwide. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, widely recognized as a leader in SPD research worldwide, founded the SPD Foundation in 1979. The SPD Foundation provides hope and help to individuals and families living with SPD. For more information, visit SPDFoundation.net or call 303-794-1182.

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