Sensory Ideas To Facilitate Success with Daily Living Skills For Children With ASD

ImageIn my upcoming seminar ( June 5,6 in Lubbock, Texas) I will be presenting ideas to help parents and teachers facilitate success by use of proven sensory integration therapies to enhance daily living skills for their children on the Autism Spectrum.  Not to give everything away, here are the objectives of this course.

  1. Examine sensory processing disorder characteristics as well as current research in this field
  2. Discuss practical sensory interventions that can be implemented in daily routines
  3. Understand neurological differences in the brains of children with ASD and how this impacts childhood occupations
After reviewing the basics of Sensory Integration issues, I will cover the roles of the Occupational Therapist and Special Education Teacher in collaborative, ongoing activities for each child’s needs.  There are also practical recommendations for parents concerning
  • sleeping
  • bath time
  • brushing teeth
  • oral motor/feeding issues
  • playing
Educators are provided with numerous suggestions and simple advice to
  • Ease Transitions
  • Monitor Sensory Needs in each child
  • Address mental health needs
  • Help children develop peer relationships
As always, I conclude with the challenge to each and every one of you to find a way to ‘Pay it Forward’, making the world a better place than when you found it.  For more information and resources on Sensory Processing Disorder visit my website www.spdconnection.com
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About Emily Lauren

Jenny Clark, OTR/L, BCP (AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics), is a licensed pediatric occupational therapist with over 22 years experience working as a school-based occupational therapist, independent contractor for early intervention services, private practitioner, speaker, consultant, author, and inventor. Jenny currently owns a pediatric therapy private practice, Jenny’s Kids, Inc. Jenny Clark Jenny is the author of the best-selling book on sensory processing entitled Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes(AAPC 2004), (Starter Kit available) More recently Ms Clark has written a sequel Learn to Move, Moving Up! Sensorimotor Elementary School Activity Themes (AAPC 2009). In addition, she has published two DVD’s Learn to Move: Dinosaurs (AAPC 2005), a companion to her first book, and Sensory Processing Disorder Kit: Simulations and Solutions for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists (AAPC 2006), which won the 2007 media in excellence video award from Autism Society of America. Jenny’s newest publication is a music CD, Sing, Move, Learn (AAPC 2010), which accompanies the songs in her first book. Ms. Clark is a contributing author for the book Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals (Greenwood Publishing Group 2007), as well as a chapter author for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies. (Pearson Publishing 2011 by Boutot & Myles). Jenny is the inventor of the Patent-Pending “Weigh” Cool Bracelet. Jenny has spoken both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including sensory integration/processing. She received her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas.
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