This intensive, hands on evidence-based four-day course addresses sensory integrative dysfunction across all ages in those with Autism spectrum, developmental and learning disorders. Participants will leave armed with new direct treatment strategies, as well as contextual interventions to assess and treat across five interdependent systems: motor, sensory, emotional-relational, communication and cognitive problem solving. Participants will learn to treat the root deficit systems instead of isolated deficit behaviors, using Polyvagal Theory informed treatment approach.These approaches enable patients to show regulated functional mastery with spontaneity, self-motivation while seeking out increasingly positive interactions. The focus will be on tools to enhance participation by improving body awareness, postural stability/security, coordinative skill, motor planning, interest and skill with interpersonal communication, organization, and abstract reasoning for learning.
Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
Identify and access efficacy research to justify diagnosis and treatment of SPD with SI intervention.
Understand polyvagal theory, behavioral dysfunction with chronic stress from SPD, & treatment approaches from health, well-being, and functional development.
Design interventions that address developmental deficits across the five interdependent development systems.
Assess and document an individuals specific deficit area and establish goals and priorities for treatment.
Enable safety and security in attachment relationship, using co-regulation to build self-regulation, sensory pleasure, motor competence, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Develop hands-on intervention skills for tactile/proprioceptive handling, ball work, movement techniques enabling SI for body awareness, and muscle tone for postural stability and security.
Design strategies that enable praxis for academics including handwriting,visual-spatial thinking, arithmetic, spelling, memorization and abstract problem-solving.
Jeannetta Burpee M.Ed, OTR is an internationally respected clinician and lecturer on developmental therapy and sensory integration for those with multisystem developmental and learning disorders, those with regulatory and sensory processing disorders, those that share co-morbidity with the diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders, dyspraxia, ADHD and emotional/behavioral disorders. Ms. Burpee has 47 years of clinical experience with people of all ages. She consults and treats patients at the private practice, Leaps and Bounds Occupational Therapy Services, in Elmira Heights, NY; maintains a consulting practice in Media, PA for patients and parents near Philadelphia, while also consulting with teachers and therapists at the Talk Institute and School, Inc. in Newtown Square, PA. This is in addition to her international consulting and teaching. Ms. Burpee is Faculty Emeritus for Sensory Integration International in Torrance, California, since 1976 and certified to administer and interpret Dr. A. Jean Ayres' Southern California Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests and the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.
Every Pediatric OT MUST take this course - great overview of neuroanatomy and relation to applications to use in clinic." -Joanie Johnson, OT
"The best and most informative workshop I have been to. The course was very collaborative and touched on all areas of concern." -Catherine Dye, OTR
"Jeannetta is an amazing instructor. The class was very informative and definitely increased my understanding of sensory integration. I will definitely incorporate multiple strategies within my treatment sessions. I would highly recommend this course!" -Kristen Reed, OT
"This is the absolute best continuing ed course I've ever taken. It was not only a refresher, but exponentially expanded what I thought I knew about the sensory system. This will forever affect the way I treat - for the better!" -C Creech, COTA
"Jeannetta's intensive sensory integration course was the best course I've ever taken. She explains the information in a clear and concise way while encouraging therapists to critically think. I feel so much more confident in my abilities as an OT after taking her course. It was a privilege to learn from her!" -Amber Humphrey, OT
"This course has been eye-opening. Jeannetta Burpee is an inspiration. I have learned theories and techniques that will forever change my practice. Every OT needs to take this course." -Tiffany Manzini, OT
"Finally, a comprehensive course that takes you beyond the basics and covers it all. I have gone to many, many courses over the years, but this felt like a homecoming and a place to put it together. Thank you!" -Lori Pulley, OT
St. Vincent's Special Needs Services
94 Merritt Blvd.
Trumbull, CT 06611
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611
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This course meets the criteria for 27 contact hours (2.7 CEU’s).
This workshop meets the accepted standards for continuing competence in MA and CT.
Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Approved Provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 32.4 contact hours.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 27 contact hours (2.7 CEU’s) - Intermediate level. Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention.
The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT Professional development provider 27 PDUs