The ultimate goal is to support children to best function in the natural settings of daily life at home, school and in the community.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 30, 2016
STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) has just added an additional presentation to the 2016 agenda for the 19th International 3S Symposium taking place in Seattle, Washington. Virginia Spielman, OT, expert in DIR/FloorTime and sensory integration, will present on Saturday November 5, 2016 from 3:50 - 4:50 pm. The bonus presentation is titled: Sensory Integration Within the Broader Context of Child Development - A Dynamic Systems Perspective Using Jenga.
The two-day general sessions on November 4th and 5th will highlight the latest trends/themes in SPD that tie together sensory integration therapy, DIR/Floortime therapy and other child development perspectives. The ultimate goal is to support children to best function in the natural settings of daily life at home, school and in the community. “I have been putting together the symposium content for over 7 years and this is one of the most dynamic and cutting-edge line-ups of presenters we have ever had”, explains Dr. Sarah Schoen, Director of Education and Research at STAR Institute for SPD.
STAR Institute anticipates a full house for their 19th International 3S Pre-Symposium Workshop for professionals on November 3, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. The workshop geared towards professionals is focused on using the Sensory Processing 3 Dimension Scale (SP3D Scale) and only has space for the first 150 attendees. The focus will be on identifying underlying sensory-motor processing abilities contributing to family-identified problems in daily life. This Pre-Symposium workshop will be led by Dr. Lucy J. Miller, Dr. Sarah A. Schoen, Dr. Shelley Mulligan, and Robyn Chu.
The 3S Symposium will also include a Parent-Only Pre-Symposium Workshop titled Meaningful Conversations. This unique day for parents will include a supportive environment where caregivers gain powerful knowledge on SPD, understand new strategies, be empowered to advocate for their child, and begin developing support for themselves and their family. This parent-only Pre-Symposium Workshop is sponsored by CHILD, Children’s Institute for Learning Differences, Renton Washington and led by Trina Westerlund, Cathy DeLeon, and Carrie Fannin, all professional experts who are parents of children with SPD.
The presentations during the general session on November 4-5, 2016 will focus on Evidence Based Practice: Evaluation and Treatment of SPD with speakers who will present the newest research findings and strategies in the field of SPD. Presenters from across the country include: Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L, Doreit Bialer, OTD, OTR, Elysa Marco, MD, UCSF, Rachel Schneider, MA, MHC, Yvonne Swinth, PhD, OTR/L, Connie Karsari, PhD, Rosemary White, OTR/L, Amy Laurent, EdM, OTR/L, and Sandra Schefkind, MS, OTR/L with a special parent luncheon and presentation by Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of the Out-of-Sync Child series.
Other special activities include exhibitors showcasing the newest and most advanced sensory solutions on both days of the symposium, during breaks, and lunches. The symposium is open to occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, educators, medical professionals, mental health care providers, researchers, parents and any others interested in learning more about SPD.
Past attendees find the 3S Symposium to be an inspirational event like no other:
“Worth every penny! Thank you for such an amazing, energizing, and inspirational experience.”
“Thank you for putting this wonderfully supportive symposium [together]. This is my first time and I am glad I persuaded my hospital how important this symposium [is]. Additionally, I loved the lunch format. I met some great people.”
“This was a wonderful course. The speakers were excellent with good knowledge. Presentations were informative and easy to follow. They all spoke well and provided treatment strategies along with education. Could not have asked for a better conference.”
For more details and registration information visit: https://www.regonline.com/spdsymposium-seattle. The Advanced Registration discount ends October 6, 2016.
About STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder:
The STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the world leader in treatment, research, and education for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. The STAR Institute is the premier treatment center for children, adults and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, feeding disorders, and other sensory conditions associated with ADHD, autism, and other developmental disorders. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, founder of STAR Institute, is widely recognized as the leader in Sensory Processing Disorder research worldwide. For more information about the Greenwood Village, Colorado clinic, visit http://www.spdSTAR.org or call 303-221-7827.