Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients for Mentorship Program

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The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation announced on November 18, 2015 its scholarship recipients for the popular Level I Intensive Mentorship training program.

SPD Foundation's research mentorship participants gather at STAR Center in Denver, CO

We are finding that the Level I Intensive Mentorship Program directly benefits and helps improve the quality of life in the communities where our scholarship recipients practice.

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation announced on November 18, 2015 its scholarship recipients for the popular Level I Intensive Mentorship training program. This scholarship program was made possible by a substantial donation from and provides occupational therapists (OTs) and other clinicians with a unique opportunity to receive in depth training in assessment and intervention for Sensory Processing Disorder.

“We are finding that the Level I Intensive Mentorship Program directly benefits and helps improve the quality of life in the communities where our scholarship recipients practice. iLs continues to be a much needed supporter of our mentorship program and improving the quality of life for those who are experiencing Sensory Processing Disorder,” said Sheryl Benjamin Executive Director of the SPD Foundation.

The 2016 scholarship application announcement was once again met with great enthusiasm, receiving 99 applicants from all over the world. Seven professionals were selected for full or partial scholarships:

  • Heather Corbet
  • Carrie Einck
  • Lournet Martinez
  • Lisa McCreary
  • Kristin McNally
  • Michelle Stohr
  • Emily Venable

The one-week mentorship program at SPD Foundation and its Denver, CO partner clinic, the STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center gives professionals new tools to treat this neurological condition that brings children and adults out of isolation and into the world to live joyful lives. During the mentorship week the field’s top experts train participants in the most recent treatment strategies, assessments and research regarding Sensory Processing Disorder.

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.

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.

About Integrated Listening Systems:
iLs provides a multi-sensory program for improving brain function and emotional regulation while training the brain to process sensory information. iLs equipment utilizes sound therapy and takes it to a new level of efficacy by combining advanced psychoacoustics with visual and balance activities that are performed while listening.

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