FUN Therapy: High Engagement Strategies for the Sensory Driven Child

June 20, 2014 1:15pm - 4:30pm

This event is open to PTs, OTs, and STs.

Course has approval for 3 TSHA, TOTA CEUs.

This course has  approval for 3 TPTA CCUs.

*Please note: payment is not accepted at the door, advance payment required

Course Location:

Stafford Centre

10505 Cash Rd.

Stafford, TX ‎

Course Description:

FUN stands for Function, Utility, & Novelty!  No matter what your professional discipline, if you work with children you know the value of making it fun!  The FUN framework is useful when planning intervention for all children, but can be especially useful when working with those having sensory driven behaviors.

Children with Sensory Processing Disorder or atypical sensory needs can be on the extreme ends of engagement ranges when it comes to therapeutic intervention.  The under-responsive child may show little interest or energy, while the over-responsive child may be easily triggered to exhibit extreme behaviors in an effort to avoid an activity that is perceived as unpleasant.  This training addresses kids at both ends of the continuum as well as those in between, such as the sensory cravers and those with somatic sensory based praxis issues.

OTs, PTs and SLPs will benefit from the ideas and adaptations presented that can be used in a variety of settings for the purpose of managing sensory driven behaviors so that functional goals can be effectively addressed.

About the presenter: Belinda Williams, OTR, C-SIPT

Belinda Williams, OTR, C-SIPT Belinda holds more than 25 years of experience in a variety of health care settings including psych, burns, geriatric, in-patient, adult & pediatric home health and school based care. With more than 19 years of pediatric experience and a strong passion for working with children and their families, she was motivated to develop numerous trainings in developmental topics for healthcare professionals, schools, community groups and families.
She is currently a student of Baker Center of Graduate Studies where she nearing completion of a double MBA in Healthcare Administration and Leadership.
As Executive Director of Training and Compliance for THERAPY 2000, she monitors and facilitates regulatory and ethics compliance, as well as performance improvement initiatives for the Agency. She enjoys the challenge of managing risks and guides policy & process development to ensure operational alignment with governing bodies and rules.

Belinda has enjoyed teaching highly engaging CE approved ethics courses for more than 5 years. Additionally she has participated in multiple payer/provider collaborations with the goal of finding common ground for delivering quality care to children with special needs. She has been a valued speaker for many agencies, including, Texas Association for Infant Mental Health , Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice, Early Childhood Intervention, Educational First Steps, DFW Case Management Annual Conference, Texas OT Association, various foster and advocacy agencies and has also served as guest lecturer for Texas Women’s University, Occupational Therapy Program, just to name a few.

Under her direction the Agency initiated competitive advanced care programs, therapist mentoring programs and a competency driven training program which has become an integral part of the THERAPY 2000 brand as a learning organization. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, volunteering in church and community capacities, reading, writing, and listening to educational pod casts.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify regulation issues that affect activity engagement.

2. Participants will be able to list key aspects of attention, engagement and task flow.

3. Participants will be able to describe complex challenges to productive play

4. Participants will complete at least one intervention session using the FUN framework

The registration fee for this event is $15. Advance payment is required.

1:15 pm – 4:30 pm

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